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Old 07-05-10   #1
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At the height of the plague commonly know as the Black Death there were 4 men from Marseilles who came into contact with the dead with the sole purpose of robbing them. This highly infectious disease was brutal and killed within a week wiping our large swathes of the population.

When the Four thieves were finally caught it is said that they were offered pardons in return for revealing the secret of their survival. They had used a mixture of herbal extracts including cloves and rosemary which was applied to the ears, hands and temples to prevent them from contracting the disease.

There appear to be many different blends recipes now but its believed they used a combination of Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Cinnamon Oil. Its properties are believed to kill upto 99.9% of airbourne germs and act as a natural disinfectant.

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At the height of the plague commonly know as the Black Death there were 4 men from Marseilles who came into contact with the dead with the sole purpose of robbing them. This highly infectious disease was brutal and killed within a week wiping our large swathes of the population.

When the Four thieves were finally caught it is said that they were offered pardons in return for revealing the secret of their survival. They had used a mixture of herbal extracts including cloves and rosemary which was applied to the ears, hands and temples to prevent them from contracting the disease.

There appear to be many different blends recipes now but its believed they used a combination of Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Cinnamon Oil. Its properties are believed to kill upto 99.9% of airbourne germs and act as a natural disinfectant.

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That's a very different blend then the one I've seen in one of my books. Where did you find your info? I'm curious to compare.
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Yeah theres loads of different recipes out there. I seen it in a few places including on ebay but this is the only one I can remember

http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/thieves_oil.htm
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The one I have was actually an apple cider vinegar mixture, two ingredients I remember off hand were peppercorns and hot peppers.
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The one I have was actually an apple cider vinegar mixture, two ingredients I remember off hand were peppercorns and hot peppers.
Well I knew vinegar was an antiseptic, but thought peppers were more for pain relief. Just learned something as I did a google and see that they are also antiseptic. I've been using my capsaicin (pepper) cream on a few bites to allieviate the itching, turns out it may also keep from getting infected when I end up scratching them before realizing it's time to re-apply.
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At the height of the plague commonly know as the Black Death there were 4 men from Marseilles who came into contact with the dead with the sole purpose of robbing them. This highly infectious disease was brutal and killed within a week wiping our large swathes of the population.

When the Four thieves were finally caught it is said that they were offered pardons in return for revealing the secret of their survival. They had used a mixture of herbal extracts including cloves and rosemary which was applied to the ears, hands and temples to prevent them from contracting the disease.

There appear to be many different blends recipes now but its believed they used a combination of Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Cinnamon Oil. Its properties are believed to kill upto 99.9% of airbourne germs and act as a natural disinfectant.

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I actually use a blend called Thieves from Young Living Oils. It comes in a detergent form as well so I use it to clean with as well. I really like it to wash my Bikram clothes.
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Where'd they get eucalyptus oil in Europe during the middle ages?
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Where'd they get eucalyptus oil in Europe during the middle ages?
That would be a variant; in other words, not the original formula.
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I have seen this oil for sale on the net, and I wondered what it was....you have answered my question. Blessings
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