4 French Thieves, Essential Oil Blend

LouLou's Kitchen & Hobby Shop

SKU: LLK-6101

Our 4 French Thieves Blend contains clove bud, lemon, cinnamon leaf, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils.

Why these particular oils? According to historic folklore, during the time of the Bubonic Plague (Black Death), four thieves were captured and charged for stealing from the sick and dying.  The thieves never contracted the plague, despite the close contact with the Black-Death victims.

At this time, the crime these men committed was punishable by death.  The judge,  intrigued by how these men had stayed immune to this terrible disease, told them if they shared their secret he would spare them the designated sentence of death by burning. 

The thieves told the judge that they were perfume & spice merchants who were unemployed due to the closure of the sea ports and the devastation of the plague.  They had prepared an essential oil recipe that when applied to their hands, ears, temples, feet & a mask over their mouths, kept them safe from infection.  

From then on, the doctors who treated the Black Death victims put the herbal infusion on their hands, ears, temples & feet, and wore beak-like masks stuffed with cloths containing this special blend.

And the thieves? They were hanged instead.

This blend of oils, often known as the thieve's oil, is used in a variety of ways as it is thought to:

  • Reduce fever
  • Improve fespiratory health
  • Boost digestion
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Improve bone health
  • Weight loss
  • Beneficial uses as home cleaner
  • Skin care

Cautions: All essential oils should be diluted before use. For external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of the reach of children.