Thieves Oil

£10.50 inc VAT

Thieves Oil is made up of four Essential Oils. Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Leaf, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon and Rosemary. It dates back to the legend of the Four Thieves in the 1400s and the Bubonic Plague. The Thieves used this mix of oils to help keep them safe from infection whilst they stole from people who had succumbed to the illness.


Nurture Thieves Oil | Latin Name: Blended Essential Oil

A Yellow Mobile liquid that has a medicinal aroma, it is a special blend made up of, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Clove Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon Oil and Rosemary Oil.

Thieves Oil is made up of four Essential Oils. This relates back to the Bubonic Plague or the more commonly known name the Black Death that swept across Europe in the 1400s. It was hard to go anywhere without seeing the results of the Bubonic Plague. The story goes that four thieves were captured and charged because they were stealing from the sick, dead or dying but the thieves did not get ill or contract the Plague and their secret was a mixture of Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary Essential Oil, they applied this on their hands, ears, temples, feet & a mask over their mouths to keep them safe from infection. This mixture was then used by “Plague Doctors” who wore mask and robes which were stuffed with this special blend to stop them from getting sick. The four thieves were then hanged but their legacy lived on through this special blend.

Nurture Thieves Essential Oil from the Penny Price Aromatherapy Nurture Collection.
Available in 10ml

Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Cinnamon Leaf | Latin Name: Cinnamomum Verum | Family: Lauraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Leaves, Twigs

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is a yellow-brown liquid with a sweet, warm, spicy, comforting aroma.

A strongly aromatic herb about 1 metre high with bright green, feathery leaves and small white flowers.  The flowers are followed by round, brown seeds, which are steam distilled to obtain the essential oil. Native to Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Burma and South India. It is cultivated in India, Jamaica and Africa – each region tends to have its own species. The Madagascan variety is considered to be superior to the various other types. Cinnamon is antibacterial, anti-infectious, carminative and a neuro tonic.  It can be used for cystitis and is very beneficial when treating influenza. It is primarily used for the digestive system, where it helps gastro-enteritis, flatulence, indigestion, constipation and sluggish digestion.  Also useful for mental debility, depression and stress.

The inner bark, of the new shoots of the Cinnamon tree, are gathered every two years and sold in the form of a stick for use as a domestic spice. It has been used for thousands of years in the East for colds, flu, digestive and menstrual problems.

Clove Leaf Oil

Clove Leaf | Latin Name: Syzygium Aromaticum | Family: Myrtaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Buds & Leaves.

Clove Leaf Essential Oil is a pale yellow liquid with a sweet, spicy, woody fragrance.

An evergreen tree with a smooth, grey trunk up to 12m high.  It has large, green leaves, and in the rainy season, long buds appear with a rosy corolla at the tip, which slowly turns red. This tree is believed to be native to Indonesia but is now cultivated worldwide.  The main oil-producing countries are Indonesia and Madagascar. The tree has been cultivated for thousands of years, the original wild trees that can be found in the Moluccas produce an essential oil that contains no eugenol at all. Clove is anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-histaminic, carminative and stimulant.  It is extremely helpful for the digestive system – anorexia, colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence and vomiting.  It also aids mental fatigue and nervous strain and exhaustion.  Clove is exceptionally antiseptic – up to 24 times more powerful than carbolic.  It is most useful for infection, pulmonary conditions and sexual frigidity. Used as a spice worldwide. Tincture of cloves has been used for skin infections, for digestive upsets, intestinal parasites, toothache and to ease the pain of childbirth. Also used in Chinese and Indian medicine for pulmonary disease, skin infection, athlete’s foot and digestive upsets, including bad breath and toothache.

Eucalyptus Radiata

Eucalyptus Radiata | Latin Name: Eucalyptus Radiata | Family: Myrtaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Leaves

A pale yellow oil with eucalyptus, camphor aroma with very fresh overtones.

It is small to a medium-sized woodland tree that grows to a height of 10-15 metres. The bark is grey-brown and rough on the trunk and larger branches.  The upper branches are smoother. The mature leaves are narrow and oval, pale to medium green in colour and smell of peppermint when they are crushed. There are over 700 species of which at least 500 produce essential oil. Many have been extracted for experimental purposes. They can be divided into two categories – Medicinal oils and industrial oils both containing different chemical makeups. Eucalyptus Radiata is anti-catarrhal, respiratory system, anti-infectious, immuno-stimulant, antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory – to the muscular system. Anti-septic, antiviral, bactericidal, expectorant and mucolytic. E Radiata fights minor infection in the body and is beneficial to the sinuses and lungs in aiding decongestion. In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat dysmenorrhoea, indigestion, overweight, headaches, chills, and travel sickness.  In Europe, it was used to clear the respiratory system from infection and mucus.

Lemon Peel Oil

Lemon | Latin Name: Citrus Limon | Family: Rutaceae | Extraction: Expression of the Peel | Plant Part: Peel

Lemon Essential Oil is a pale greenish-yellow oil with fresh citrus, green aroma.

It is a popular fruit tree grows in warm, sunny climes and is cultivated for the fruit.  The long, sharp thorns on the tree make it different from other fruit trees and easily distinguishable.  The size of the fruit varies from the size of a large egg to that of a dessert orange and the peel and juice are used extensively in cooking. Native to Asia and India it grows wild in the Meditteranean region. Lemon Essential Oil is anti-coagulant, anti-infectious, antiviral, digestive, astringent and a pancreatic stimulant.  It is mostly used for hypertension, varicose veins, sluggish circulation, sluggish digestion, obesity, verrucas, warts and diabetes. In many parts of Europe, especially Spain, lemon is regarded as a cure-all, especially for fever, infection and scurvy.

Rosemary Leaf Oil

Rosemary ct Cineole | Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis ct Cineole | Family: Lamiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Flowering Tops

Rosemary ct Cineole a very pale yellow oil with a strong, fresh, camphorous yet herby smell with a slight mint overtone.

It is a common European herb, this bushy plant has spiky leaves and prefers stony, well-drained soil conditions.  There are many different strains of rosemary and care should be taken when procuring the essential oil. Native to the Mediterranean region, now cultivated worldwide in California, Russia, Middle East, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Morocco and China. The main oil-producing countries are France, Spain and Tunisia. Rosemary is a versatile essential oil.  It is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic, mucolytic and neuro tonic.  It is most often employed for treating arthritis, rheumatism, fluid retention and cellulite, persistent coughs, asthma, sinusitis, fatigue, hysteria and loss of memory. Used in ancient times to protect against evil spirits and the plague.  Also used for digestion and beauty preparations for the hair. Rosemary has been used for centuries for improving the memory, and some scholars now say that using one drop of the essential oil every day on the wrists will help prevent senility.


Method of Use

How to Use – Using Essential Oils
Use 4-6 drops in the bath or vaporiser.

WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.

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Safety Data & MSDS

Thieves Oil MSDS 
Cinnamon MSDS
Clove MSDS
Eucalyptus MSDS
Lemon MSDS
Rosemary MSDS 

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