Today we are sharing with you a homemade anti-bacterial essential oil blend that is truly amazing in our opinion.
Many of you may already be familiar with the well beloved oil that was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims.
This is what we are referring to.
Since we are the fugal gals, we searched the internet for recipes for a version of the well beloved, high priced (but well worth it) oil and made a copycat version of our own appropriately named...
Copycat "T" Oil Anti-bacterial
Lets take a moment to get a better understanding of the origin of this oil.
The thieves were actually spice traders and merchants who imported spices, including cinnamon and clove from India. When the Black Plague hit, all international shipping and trade was closed down. Unable to do business, these spice traders quickly ran out of money and had to find a way to support themselves.
Since everyone was afraid to touch the dead bodies, they decided to loot the homes and bodies of the plaque victims. They would take clothes, jewelry, pots and pans, and then barter or trade them for food and money. They knew they wouldn't get sick if they rubbed vinegar, oils, and certain spices all over their bodies.
Their plan worked and they were able to set up a very lucrative pawn business. Until the King found out…
When the King heard about the story of the thieves he wanted to know their secret. He wanted to know how they were able to touch dead bodies without getting sick! How did they protect themselves from the dreaded disease?
He sent his Constables out to capture them. Four of the thieves were caught and brought before the King. He gave them a choice to either share their secret formula of "immunity" or be burned at the stake. The four thieves decided to share their secret formula with the King.
The King immediately posted the thieves secret formula all over the town.
Hence the story of the four thieves. (source)
Some of the benefits claimed by using this oil are
Diffusing "T" Oil in your home will effectively kill airborne bacteria and can help prevent the spread of germs.
Due to its potent antimicrobial properties, "T" Oil can offer you and your family multiple benefits in the care of illness, including colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, etc..
"T" Oil is highly ant-infectious and immune stimulating.( source)
"T" Oil Anti-bacterial Recipe
40 drops of Clove Essential Oil
35 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
20 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
(Optional add in ) 1-2 drops Oregano Essential Oil is awesome!!! (read more here)
Place all oils in a dark colored glass bottle such as a clean recycled essential oil bottle to draw from.
*Note: One 15 ml bottle of essential oil contains approximately 285 drops and one 5 ml bottle contains approximately 85 drops.
Store away from and sunlight. Preferably in a cool location. Keep out of reach of children.
***REMEMBER*** This recipe is UNDILUTED
Suggestions on using "T" Oil Anti-bacterial
"T" Oil Recipe" All-purpose Spray:
This is our absolute favorite way to use the "T" oil. The scent is wonderful. This is an all-purpose spray solution for cleaning and disinfecting around the home.
We clean down kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, household surfaces with it.
Spray it on the rugs, carpets, garbage can, waist baskets, laundry baskets. The sky is the limit!
"T" Oil is great for purifying the air and eliminating odors
1 drop of thieves essential oil for each ounce of water.
Add the "T" oil first, then add water. It mixes better that way. Shake vigorously before each use.
"T" Oil Recipe for Topical Application and Massage:
1 drop of thieves oil to 4 drops carrier oil.
Massage on the feet (vita flex points), lower back, neck and behind the ears.
We use this dilution for everyone. Babies too, though usually just on their feet. Test for sensitivity first.
If this should get too warm just rub carrier oil or V-6 on the spot. The neck is more sensitive than the back, chest and feet.
*Note: This "T" oil recipe is excellent for daily use on the feet, especially during the cold and flu season. (source)
"T" Oil Recipe for Diffusing
Another one of our favorite ways to use "T" Oil.Diffuse 15-20 drops of "T" Oil for 15 minutes three or four time a day in an essential oil diffuser. This can help defend against infectious germs. This is valuable during cold and flu season or during infectious outbreaks.
These are but a few of the many ways to use the "T" Oil.
For more inspiration please visit Natural Aromatherapy Benefits .com
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