Make Your Own Thieves Oil: Organic Hand Sanitizer

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The natural world recently got a break when it was deemed that terms like fire cider” are generic terms and can be used by everyone who makes the product. Companies had previously trademarked the product to stop small businesses and makers like local herbalists from using it. Now they’re able to continue marketing their fire cider products. Go here to learn about making your own fire cider.

Thieves Oil is also an ancient medicinal potion that dates back to the Middle Ages when Europe was devastated by the Great Plague that was so contagious that it killed one hundred thousand of people in London alone, which was a quarter of the population. It was only stopped in London by the Great Fire of 1666 that swept through the city. Before that however, there was a band of thieves that went through London robbing the wealthy people who had succumbed to the plague. The thieves were caught and the judge demanded to ask how they had not contracted the disease and died. They gave the recipe for this natural sanitizer that they had doused over themselves and covered handkerchieves and face masks. It was so potent that it stopped the thieves from contracting the plague.

Thieves Oil Recipe

2/3 cup almond oil, or sunflower oil

2 tsp clove oil

2 tsp lemon oil

1 ½ tsp cinnamon oil

1 tsp rosemary oil

1 tsp eucalyptus oil

Mix the ingredients together and put the oil in a jar with a lid and shake well.

For a disinfectant around the home add 30 drops a liter of water and pour into a spray bottle.

To use as hand sanitizer, take a small spray bottle and mix a couple of drops in an ounce or two of water. You can also make it stronger if you can handle the strength of the scent.

If you spend a lot of time on the road, soak a handkerchief in the oil/water mixture and leave it overnight in your car. You can also spray a few drops on gloves and scarves.

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