Want to know how to make thieves oil? This diy thieves essential oil recipe is perfect for people who love Thieves oil but don’t love the price!
How To Make Thieves Oil
Thieves essential oil is one of my absolute favorite essential oil blends of all time! It’s the reason I became a Young Living member.
But I’ve never been a very big fan of the price. And now that I’m no longer a Young Living member and am no longer receiving a discount, I’m really, really not a fan of the price.
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So now I just create my own thieves essential oil. And it works just as good and costs about a third of the price to make!
History of Thieves Essential Oil
If you’re unfamiliar with thieves essential oil, here’s a little bit of history.
During the 15th century, the bubonic plague was spreading throughout Europe and Asia. At that time there was a group of thieves who were robbing graves.
The thieves somehow never contracted the deadly bubonic plague even though they were in constant contact with corpses that most likely had died from the disease.
Once they were finally caught and charged they were offered a deal – share their secret in exchange for a reduced sentence.
The thieves claimed to have worn an aromatic blend of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing.
Not sure how true the story is but what I do know is I have had amazing results using thieves essential oil!
Thieves Cost Comparison
Like I mentioned earlier, I love Young Living Thieves essential oil.
In my opinion though, it’s kinda expensive. If you’re a Young Living member, the 15ml bottle costs $34.75 and if you’re not a Young Living member, it will cost you $45.72.
My homemade thieves oil costs me around $12 to make.
The amount it will cost you, depends on which brand of essential oils you decide to use to make this DIY.
I love Florihana essential oils and that is what I use most of the time when I make this blend. If you’re not familiar with Florihana essential oils you can check out my full Florihana essential oils review here.
If you decide to buy from Simply Earth you can use the code HAPPYHEARTFREE to receive a $40 Simply Earth gift card with the purchase of your first recipe box.
If you order now with the code above you will receive the recipe box, the big bonus box plus the $40 gift card, all for $39.99. And then you can use the gift card to buy the oils needed for the thieves blend.
Just a suggestion.
If you decide to use a different brand of essential oils, be sure to verify that they are 100% pure and the absolute highest quality possible.
If you’re not sure your essential oils are up to par you can read this post to make sure they’re not fake and read this post to learn about the most important things to look for when choosing an essential oil brand.
In order to figure out how much a 15ml bottle of my DIY blend costs me to make, I divided the price of each individual oil by 250 (the approximate amount of drops in each 15ml bottle) and then multiplied that by the number of drops used. I then added the totals to figure out the total cost.
Clove Bud 15ml | $8.84 divided by 250 = .035 x 80 = $2.80
Lemon 15ml | $7.38 divided by 250 = .03 x 72 = $2.16
Cinnamon Bark 5ml | $11.19 divided by 85 = .132 x 40 = $5.28
Eucalyptus Radiata 15ml | $6.92 divided by 250 = .028 x 32 = $.90
Rosemary 15ml | $7.65 divided by 250 = .031 x 24 = $.74
That’s huge savings!!!
HOW TO MAKE THIEVES ESSENTIAL OIL
Some of the oils contained in this blend are very hot and can burn your skin if used undiluted. Always dilute this blend before applying to your skin. More safety details are below.
To make your own homemade thieves oil, you’ll need to add the following drops of essential oils to a 15 ml glass bottle.
- 80 drops of Clove Bud
- 72 drops of Lemon
- 40 drops of Cinnamon Bark
- 32 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata
- 24 drops of Rosemary
- Add 80 drops of Clove essential oil to the bottle
- Add 72 drops of Lemon essential oil to the bottle
- Add 40 drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil to the bottle
- Add 32 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil to the bottle
- Add 24 drops of Rosemary essential oil to the bottle
- Attach lid
- Roll back and forth between hands to mix evenly
If you would like to make a 5ml bottle instead, just divide the amount of drops for each essential oil by 3.
Homemade Thieves Essential oil Safety Tips
This is an extremely powerful, potent blend. It should always be diluted when used for cleaning or when used topically.
Thieves essential oil uses
I use thieves oil many, many different ways. A few of my favorites are below.
You only need to add a few drops of this amazing blend to make an entire room smell amazing and experience the wellness benefits.
My favorite way to use this blend is topically. I love to rub it on my feet and chest for immune support.
Remember to always dilute before applying topically. Like I mentioned earlier, you can mix this blend at a 1 to 2% dilution rate with coconut oil, almond oil or the carrier oil of your choice whenever you apply to skin.
I make my own thieves cleaner with it. You can get the recipe here! This works great for cleaning just about anything.
And, not only is it completely chemical free but it’s actually good for your health and the health of your family.
Instead of exposing your family to harmful chemicals, you can expose them to powerful, immune boosting properties.
I make my own thieves hand soap with it as well. You can get the recipe here!
I’m not a fan of antibacterial soaps or hand sanitizer. This hand soap is not only germ fighting but also immune boosting.
We use this every single day, multiple times a day.
This blend is amazing for oral hygiene. I like to make my own mouthwash with it. You can get the recipe here.
Not only does the mouthwash work great, it tastes great too!
Sore Throat Remedy
And the mouthwash can also double as a sore throat soother.
Just pour a little bit into a small cup and add a pinch of sea salt. Mix well and gargle for as long as possible. And then spit out.
The clove and cinnamon oil can have an almost numbing effect that can be very soothing on a sore throat.
Laundry Scent Booster
I like to use natural, unscented cleaning products to avoid exposure to unnecessary chemicals.
So to keep my clothes smelling good, I’ll add a few drops of this blend to my laundry and to my wool dryer balls.
And honestly, I could go on and on. There are so many different uses for this blend. But for times sake I’ll leave it at that.
Final Thoughts about how to make thieves oil
You guys, if you’ve never tried thieves essential oil just know the hype is real. It’s talked about so much because it really works.
I’ve become obsessed with using it on a daily basis because I’ve experienced the many benefits of this blend. And it’s made a huge difference in my health and the health of my family.
But please don’t think you have to spend a fortune to get high-quality oils. Like I showed you above making your own DIY version of thieves essential oil can save you a lot of money.
If you have any questions or comments please let me know in the comments below!
Author: Candice Sinner
Hi! I’m Candice & I’m an essential oil junkie. I want to help you break free from toxic chemicals & toxic living so you can live the life God created you to live. Click here to learn more about me and my health journey.