Thieves oil is good for boosting the immune system, fighting bacteria and relieving scratchy throats, which are all good for a cold, according to the Healthy Living How To website. A few drops of thieves oil mixed with water and ingested helps support the immune system.
The essential oil blend was created based on a tale of four thieves in France who used rosemary, cloves and other oils and aromatics to ward off bacteria and infection while they robbed those suffering from the plague.
Thieves oil can be used topically, internally or diffused for better health. When used as an inhaler, the oil can be inhaled directly from the bottle or through a diffuser. Topically, the oil can be applied anywhere on the body, but works best when placed on the feet, behind the ears or on the chest or hands. When taken internally, the oil can be added to any liquid.
Diffusing the oil into the air removes harmful bacteria, reports the Healthy Living How To website. When added to water and put into a spray bottle, the oil makes an excellent antibacterial cleaner. The uses for thieves oil are not limited to just health, as it can be added to the dishwasher for cleaner dishes, mixed with baking soda to clean teeth and even used as a spray to relieve scratchy throats.