Robbers Oil Blend – Use with Appropriate Caution (see below)
Robbers Oil Blend (called thieves oil blend or thieves essential oil blend by some) is a strong combination of pure, therapeutic-quality essential oils that have been claimed by some aromatherapists to have potential as natural antiviral essential oils or natural antibacterial essential oils. It’s based on old, traditional formulas that were used during the Middle Ages by thieves & grave robbers who believed that such herbs and essential oils would help protect them from illness.
Ingredients in Robbers Essential Oil Blend:
- Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- Clove Bud Essential Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
Robbers Essential Oil Benefits
Formulas similar to our Robbers Aromatherapy Blend have been said to date back to the time of the Great Plague in Europe when thieves and grave robbers believed they could protect themselves with certain herbs and essential oils while robbing the dead and dying. One story about these formulas is that a group of thieves gave up their essential oil recipe in order to receive a lesser punishment. We can’t say whether that’s true or not, but these blends attributed to thieves and grave robbers are popular for use during the winter season and our Robbers Blend is one of our best selling aromatherapy blends.
What is Robbers Used for:
Because some of the essential oils in this blend are powerful as potential skin irritants, the Robbers Aromatherapy Blend must be highly diluted before use. For use on the skin, dilute to a maximum concentration of 5 drops of the blend in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. For a surface spray that will not be used on the body, use no more than 9 drops of the blend for each ounce of water used: add a few drops of unscented liquid detergent to help disperse the essential oils in the water and agitate vigorously before each use. Note: some essential oils can stain/damage some furniture surfaces so test a small, hidden area of the furniture before widespread application).
For steam inhalation:
- Heat the water to boil.
- Turn the burner off.
- Allow the water to cool for a few moments.
- Add 1 drop of the Robbers Aromatherapy Blend to the hot water. Do not use more than one drop.
- CLOSE EYES to avoid eye irritation, lean into the rising steam from the water, and breathe in the vapors through the nose and mouth several times. If inhaling the vapors makes you cough, move further away from the steam and if coughing persists, stop inhaling the vapors.
CAUTION: Robbers Blend Essential Oil is not intended for use with or around babies and toddlers and should not be used by or around women who are pregnant or nursing. Do not apply this oil to yourself prior to handling a baby.
To read more about some of the strange remedies that were tried during the Great Plague (also known as the Black Death), check out this article. It shouldn’t need saying, but we most emphatically DO NOT recommend trying any of these remedies. The Black Death (uiowa.edu)
Diffusers for Blends & EOs
ROBBERS AROMATHERAPY BLEND – SPECIAL NOTE TO OUR CUSTOMERS: It would be unjustified by current research and unwise to assume that Robbers Oil Blend, or any other essential oil products from any company, can prevent you from contracting any viral illness. Regardless of what herbal or essential oil products you may be using it’s really important to observe all CDC-recommended precautions during the current pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, including mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, and other precautions. Acting wisely is your best option for staying well.
If you’re interested, I’ve found Wiki to be a good source for general information including some on essential oils.
IMPORTANT: All information here is provided for educational interest only and not as product claims. Since your experiences with a given essential oil may differ from anyone else’s, claims made by aromatherapists for an essential oil should not be relied upon as being reliable for your situation. We recommend using essential oils simply for the enjoyment of their aromas. No information here is intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any physical or mental illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician. Historical or folk information about uses is not based on clinical research and may not be accurate. Please pay attention to the safety information provided below. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age.
All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children.
Essential Oil Safety Considerations