10 Ways to Use Thieves Oil Blend

Black death or bubonic plague

DIY Thieves Oil Recipes and Uses

So you’ve heard about the power of essential oils to do everything from helping to clear and clean spaces to deterring silverfish.
Friends have swapped stories of how a single blend of oils has been so effective that they’ll use nothing else when it comes to disinfecting their home and protecting their family.
More than likely they are referring to an extremely potent blend of essential oils commonly referred to as Thieves Oil.

The Origins of Thieves Oil

In medieval times, during outbreaks of the black plague…you know the one where you caught a cold and then the chills and fever set in, your lymph nodes enlarged, then burst and finally your fingers and toes turned black with gangrene.

You were usually dead with 2 to 7 days of catching it!

In the 1300’s the Black Plague decimated Europe, killing up to 60% of the population.
With those sorts of statistics you can understand why the plague has been so greatly feared throughout the ages.

4 Thieves vinegar was thought to help ward off the black death

4 Thieves Vinegar was believed to protect users from the Black Death

Four Thieves Vinegar

Back in the time of the Black Death (also known as bubonic plague) when not much was known about its origins and how to combat it,  there was a much praised concoction,  of herbs seeped in vinegar that was said to protect you from contracting this deadly infection.

There were a variety of recipes for this apparent miracle protector.  They included herbs like rosemary, wormwood, rosemary, sage, lavender, camphor and of course garlic.

The story goes that four thieves created the initial formula to ward off the plague when they robbed the  dying and the dead.  That is why it was widely know as 4 Thieves Vinegar.

Thieves Oil Blend

Fast forward to the present time and the modern day  version of  four thieves vinegar has become Thieves Essential Oil Blend – and like in times of old, there are numerous recipes and formulations out there to choose from.

Moon Haven’s Thieves Blend Oil – A Powerhouse of 6 Essential Oils

Our essential oil version of the  4 Thieves Vinegar  actually contains 6 incredibly talented essential oils.

We formulated this powerhouse blend with essential oils known for their strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and  immunity boosting properties.

It is extremely useful around the house and even carried with you for those emergency situations.

Click here to order Moon Haven’s Thieves Oil Blend

DIY Thieves Oil Recipe

Of course if you would like to make your own blend, here is a simple 5 oil blend that you can make at home


10 drops Cinnamon Bark Oil

10 drops Clove Bud Oil

5 drops Lemon Oil

5 drops Eucalyptus Australiana Oil

5 drops Rosemary Oil
Mix together and keep in a well labelled, dark glass bottle away from heat and light.

10 Ways to Use Moon Haven's Thieves Oil Blend

All Purpose Surface Spray:

  • Mix 10 drops of Thieves Oil Blend with a drop of washing detergent.
    Add to 100 ml of distilled water and place in a spray bottle
  • Shake well before use.

Massage Oil

Dilute 4 drops of Thieves Oil Blend in 20 ml of your carrier oil of choice ( sunflower, grapeseed, rice bran, almond, macadamia etc)

10 Ways to use your Thieves Oil Blend

  1. Spray on pet’s beds to help reduce pet odours
  2. Use as a room spray to freshen stale air
  3. Keep a small bottle of the diluted spray in your handbag and spray on shopping trolley handles… have you seen the reports on the germs that grow on those things?
  4. Apply a light spray to bed linens when travelling to help with keeping bed bugs at bay
  5. Use the spray to wipe down phones and other equipment we place near our face and hands. It’s best to spray a clean cloth first then use the cloth to wipe down the appliance
  6. Use as a toilet deodoriser
  7. The spray is a  simple antibacterial solution for cleaning bathroom surfaces
  8. Use the massage oil when you begin to feel unwell nauseas or  heady
  9. Massage a little of the massage oil into feet after a long day to relax and restore your energy
  10. Use undiluted on plantar warts on the feet.  (Important – see Caution and instructions  below)


Do not use undiluted on skin except in the following circumstance:
You can apply 1 undiluted drop to plantar warts.  Apply only on the wart itself and not the skin around it.
You may have to do this every day for 3 to 4 weeks but they will eventually begin to shrink and die!
Continue the application until the last of the wart has disappeared.

I hope that you do get t play with this wonderful essential oil blend… and of course if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email or call us on 1800 005 059.

This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully.

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Please note:
While any advice provided is the author's own opinion and are  general in nature, it is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are at all concerned about your condition it is important that you do consult your medical practitioner of choice for an individual treatment plan.

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