T: The ABC's of Wellness
“T" - we finally got here. “T" represents my number one favourite oil. That might be because I’m writing this in the winter months when coughs and colds are rampant. Perhaps, in the summer, I will have a different favourite, but for now, it is T, T for THIEVES.
Thieves is the signature blend of essential oils by Young Living and was one of the first created when the company began. Legend has it that during the time of the plague, thieves used an aromatic combination of clove, rosemary and other oils/spices while while robbing houses - and they didn’t get sick. Gary Young took this story into the lab and created what we now know as “Thieves".
Several of the oils in the blend are on Canada’s natural health products list, recognizing the scientific proof (not just the stories and testimonials) that they support the body’s systems in their job of maintaining health and wellness. Cloves, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus (oils in the Thieves blend) are all recognized to support the immune system in its job against coughs and colds - thus my love of this blend in the winter months!
As I write this, I am going through a first-hand experience (again) with the use of Thieves to support my immune system. Sinus and sore throat issues have hit my family this past week and, yesterday, I felt the tickle. I was out and about so I couldn’t use the oil in my usual manner and by the end of the day, I was not feeling well. But, last night and this morning, I did my usual “Thieves routine" and, now, I am happy to say that the symptoms are almost gone and I am going to get to enjoy the day to its fullest!
And what is my “THIEVES ROUTINE"?
- diffuse it. I put several drops in my diffusers. Just one diffuser on an average day, and in all of them, in a time of need
- bottom of my feet: I put a drop of Thieves on my hand and then rub it on the bottom of feet, focusing on the pads below the toe area.
Time to get THIEVE-ee,
February 20th, 2017