Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thieves Oil

Thieves Oil comes from research about four thieves (The Four Thieves Vinegar ) during the 15th-century plague who used cloves, rosemary, and other blends to protect themselves while robbing plague victims.  The men made a concoction of herbs and essential oils in a base of vinegar and would cover their body with it before they went out plundering!  The herbal ingredients were rosemary, camphor, wormwood, meadowsweet, juniper berries, sage, cinnamon and cloves in a base of white wine vinegar. History records that the perfumers seemed to have an immunity against the plague.


1 comment:

M.E. said...

My son was getting an ear infection from putting his head under water in the tub. Water was in his ears. I heated a little thieves' oil on a spoon and tested it on my wrist to make sure it wasn't too warm. I filled his ears with it and gently pulled to allow air or water bubbles to surface. His ear infection went into remission. It never developed.