Thieves Essential Oil Blend is really handy to have around the house. Combining cinnamon bark, cloves, rosemary and other botanicals, Thieves is a great disinfectant, purifier, and immunity booster. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to put Thieves to good use. Young Living Oils are therapeutic grade, and can be used as diffusers, topically, or ingested in moderation. If you’d like some ideas for DIY recipes using Thieves oil, we’ve got you covered!
1. Thieves Tea – Thieves is the main ingredient in this all-natural sore-throat fighting, nasty cold-repelling tea! Combined with lemon essential oil, honey and hot water, it soothes a sore throat and fights off your impending cold.
2. Homemade Cough Drops – Create natural cough drops by combining boiling honey with Thieves and lemon. Use a candy mold to create uniform lozenge-shapes.
3. Sinus Infection Buster Bombs – Get rid of your sinus infection in a snap! Using a combination of essential oils in a capsule and then diffused into the air can knock your sinus infection out.
4. Vapor Rub – Vapor Rub, like Vick’s or Mentholatum, have been a common remedy for head and chest congestion for years. Make your own rub with soothing shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax, along with Thieves and other oils. It’s safe for kids and adults and will have you breathing better in no time.
5. DIY Toothpaste – You can make your own toothpaste with a few different oils and baking soda! It’s all natural and non-toxic, which makes it a great idea for kids who might accidentally swallow it!
6. Mouthwash – You won’t believe it, but this mouthwash takes only 3 ingredients! And one of those comes right out of your tap. For all the benefits of strong mouthwash without any of the unpronounceable ingredients!
7. Breath Mints – Cook up some of your own breath mints! They’ll contain only natural ingredients and attack root causes of bad breath, like tummy problems, dry mouth, stuck on food particles and bacteria. Plus, it won’t have any sugar like store bought mints.
8. DIY Clinical Strength Deodorant – Mix together several pantry staples along with coconut oil and essential oil blends (including Thieves oil) and apply as you would store-bought deodorant.
9. Sugar Scrub – Get rid of flaky winter skin! Mixing Thieves oil into this recipe for a facial scrub is a great way to add some immunity boosting powers to your skin care routine, along with adding anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties!
10. Foot Soak – Sprinkle a little in your water when soaking your feet pre-pedicure. It will take care of any bacteria in the foot tub, soak into your pores and boost general health, and smell great! There are different recipes for a foot bath that can relax, rejuvenate or moisturize according to your needs.
11. Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars – Hand soap can be rough on your skin. If you’d like a gentle alternative, you can use essential oils to make your own antibacterial bars sans soap of any kind. Adding coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax really help to soften your skin, protect and add even more antibacterial properties.
12. Lip Balm – Make your own super-moisturizing lip balm to replace the pricy chapsticks and ointments from the store. You can flavor it with essential oil.
13. Foaming Hand Soap – Did you know you can make your own fancy-pants foaming soap? It’s true! There’s only three ingredients, but you can add any essential oils you like along with Thieves to create a small you love.
14. Squeeze Bottle Germ-buster – Make your own hand sanitizer that’s all natural and super safe for kids to use. All you need is aloe vera gel, Thieves, a carrier oil and some water! Keep those germs at bay without chemicals or alcohol.
15. Thieves Oil Salve – Whip up this easy concoction and use it to moisturize your hands, spread thinly over cuts or scraps, and banish bacteria!
16. Anti-Itch Gel – Thieves can be used with coconut oil, aloe vera gel, or massage oil to help with itchy rashes. This is particularly true for poison ivy or oak problems.
17. Bug Spray – Ditch those store-bought bug repellents with all those nasty chemicals! Most of them clearly state on the canister that they aren’t child-safe. Make your own with this super easy recipe and a combination of Thieves, Purification and Peppermint oils.
18. DIY Mold Killer – If your bathroom or damp basement is prone to nasty mold buildup, you can banish it quickly by combining Thieves with other essential oils and distilled white vinegar. Just put it in a glass spray bottle, shake it up and spray! It also prevents mold from coming back.
19. Cleaning Wipes – If you’re a fan of the convenience and ease of cleaning wipes such as clorox or lysol, you can make your own! Thieves is a key ingredient, along with castile soap and water.
20. Kitchen Cleaner – This kitchen cleaner is a cinch to make with some common household ingredients – including vinegar. Add in some Thieves oil for it’s antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities.
21. WetJet Cleaning Solution – Mix some solution up for your swiffer WetJet! No need to buy the WetJet solution anymore when you have water, vinegar, castile soap and Thieves oil. Though this idea is for a WetJet mop, you could easily just add this to a bucket and clean your floors with a regular mop as well!
22. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – With just some baking soda and Thieves oil, you can easily and effectively clean your toilet bowls.
23. Laundry Soap – Personalize your laundry soap by adding your favorite essential oils, along with Thieves oil for antibacterials and purification.
24. Playdough – Add a few drops to your favorite homemade playdough recipe! Not only will it smell great, but it will absorb through your child’s skin and boost their immune system. It’s a great way to ward off sickness in kids who are adverse to gargling, oil-pulling, and taking capsules!
25. Oil Diffusing Pendants – These homemade necklaces can diffuse any oil in a small, personal amount, any time you like! The DIY recipe includes information for Thieves oil use, which can boost individual immune systems.
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com
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