I am such a nerd because I like to know the origin of where things came from in order to explain the whole story to others. One of my favorite leaders Dave Ramsey says that “in order to be a good leader, you must have a heart of a teacher.” I want you to not only understand how awesome Thieves is, but to understand where it came from so you know it is not just some fly by night product.
So, there are a few variations of the story of how Thieves received its name. Per all the literature from Young Living the story goes that Thieves was “…inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while there were robbing. French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula.”
The thieves formula contains the following essential oils lemon, clove, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. Thieves blend of essential oils, are the main components that replace the harsh chemicals that most cleaners use. This is just one of the reasons why thieves is so amazing…well, basically the best reason.
There are two different products to think about when we discuss Thieves, there is Thieves oils and there is the Thieves cleaning line. Let me explain these below in a bit more detail:
- Thieves oil & Thieves Vitality Oils may help contribute to our overall wellness. Thieves Vitality can be added to your herbal teas and hot drinks for flavor boost, or daily capsule regimens.
- Thieves cleaning products range from Thieves household cleaner, laundry detergent, toothpaste, fruit & veggie spray, fruit & veggie soak, thieves wipes, dishwasher powder, dishwasher soap, hand washes, hand sanitizers, and many others.
The basics of Thieves are just the beginning of removing the chemicals from your household. When I started using Thieves in my house, in my car, at my desk at work I started feeling like I was doing something good for my family and myself. I felt like a super mom! I felt like I was putting a barrier between my family and the chemicals that we all had gotten so use to using in our day to day life.
I didn’t have to worry about my health and well being while cleaning with harsh chemicals, but I also did not have to worry about cleaning around the family or our pets. I can clean up around the fresh fruits that are on the counter, and not worry if it is sprinkled in the air.
Anyway, this was suppose to be a quick post about how Thieves got it’s name but instead my love for Thieves took over so I am sorry about the rant. I hope you try Thieves, and fall in love with it as much as we have.
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