If you have never heard of Thieves oil it probably sounds like some hokey snake oil treatment sold back in the day and you'd be half right. It was sold as a treatment, but there is nothing hokey about it. It actually works to fight off viruses. In fact, some believe it was the only treatment that worked to keep folks from contracting the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) in the 14th century.
Thieves oil was created by a handful of spice merchants who became thieves after the plague crashed the economy. They used the oil as a rub on their bodies and under their noses in order to be able to rob the diseased and the dead without becoming sick themselves.
In the old world, Thieves oil was actually made by creating herbal infusions, vinegar and tinctures with fresh or dried herbs, which takes a little longer to make, but can still be made today.
It was often made in large batches in advance for cold and flu season epidemics. When needed immediately a stove top method for infusing the herbs could be used.
There are a variety of recipes for making old world Thieves oil. Each seems to claim authenticity. I'm inclined to believe it this is because Thieves oil was made from, either, fresh or dried herbs that were available according to the area one lived in, as well as the season of the year, and economic status.
Here are just a few of the ingredients I've discovered along the way from various old world recipes. not all were used in every recipe.
Cinnamon (leaf and bark)
The herbs and spices were placed in a jar, topped with oil or vinegar (not both) and sealed tightly. It was stored in a cool, dark place and shaken gently to turn the herbs once every day for two weeks. Then, strained well and bottled up.
After the infusion period, Thieves oil was taken by mouth (1 teaspoon every day) and applied to face, hands, body and feet for, both, prevention and healing.
Modern Day Thieves Oil
You can make your own modern day Thieves oil with, either, fresh herbs or essential oils (or both).
Many modern day Thieves oils contain only essential oils of Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary measured out equally. If you prefer, you can certainly start out with this very basic and potent recipe and get very good results for warding off bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including Herpes Simplex Virus. But, do your research.
After 3 days of non-stop, extensive researching, I realized some of the sources out there are, at best, dubious. Therefore, I create my own brand of Thieves oil with pure essential oils scientifically proven to contain anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-infectant and antiseptic qualities. I also use my essential oil formula to create a healing balm.
In my formulas, I include essential oils of Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Winter Savory, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Frankincense, Myrrh, Ravensara, Lavender, Oregano, Marjoram, and Sweet Orange (to lift the spirits). My balm contains soothing butters for glide on creaminess. You can do the same. In fact, I provide you my personal recipe in my brochure below.
Modern Day Uses
My old world remedy formulas have a variety of uses. They can be used as cold and flu preventatives when rubbed on the soles of the feet each day, as a remedy should you come down with symptoms.
The Captains Lady's Old World Remedy Oil can be used as a body spray when combined with water or Witch Hazel, as a decongestant when used in a vaporizer, as an aromatics that kills germs in the air when simmered in a pot of water on the stove for 20-30 minutes, and as a sanitizer when spritzed on hands, toys, sheets, counter tops, lunch boxes and pet beds.
The Captains Lady's Old World Remedy Balm can also be used to prevent and relieve symptoms of cold sores and genital herpes and cut healing time by half. My family uses it to heal cuts, bruises, scrapes, pimples and acne. It even relieve minor fungal infections.
I share with you everything you need to know about how to make The Captains Lady's Old World Remedy Oil and The Captains Lady's Old World Remedy Balm in my brochure, which reveals the ingredients used to make my old remedy formulas, as well as instructions for multiple uses and safety precautions.
Keep in mind, the names of my old world remedy product recipes are copyrighted. Should you decide to use The Captains Lady's recipes for business purposes I would much appreciate you renaming your products to avoid a court case.
The Captains Lady's Old World Remedies Brochure is FREE and instantly yours when you subscribe to The Captains Lady.
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"Well done, Mari!"
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I used the TCL Old World Remedy Oil recipe at the first sign of a cold and it is the fastest I've recovered. I also use the TCL Old World Remedy Balm recipe on my feet, as it takes away my foot pain.
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