Uses for Young Living Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves is a highly antibacterial blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary.  Thieves got its name from the 15th century thieves who rubbed these oils on themselves during the plague so as not to contract the disease while robbing the dead and dying.  When they were caught, they exchanged their recipe for a lesser sentence.  Thieves has a 99.96% kill rate against airborne microorganisms.

Caution: Thieves is a “hot” oil so take caution when using it anywhere other than the feet. Apply with a carrier oil especially on children. If the oil starts to “burn” apply a carrier oil right away. Do NOT use water!

Uses of Thieves EO

  1. Cold & Flu – Diffuse Thieves in a room. Rub a drop on the bottom of feet. Place 1 drop in a glass of water and drink. (Breathe, apply, drink!)
  2. Strep Throat – Drop 2-4 drops of Thieves in water and gargle as needed. Dilute 50/50 with carrier oil and apply to throat and back of neck.
  3. Household Germs – 2-6 drops in a small spray bottle with water can be used to spray and clean countertops, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, and door knobs.
  4. Washing Dishes – Put a few drops of Thieves in the detergent receptacle of your dishwasher for a germ-killing cleaning cycle.
  5. Cleaning – Add several drops to your mop water.
  6. Gingivitis & Bleeding Gums – Rub a drop or two of Thieves all over the gums twice a day until gone. May dilute with carrier oil if it feels too “hot.”
  7. Mold – Diffuse Thieves to kill mold wherever it is present.
  8. Bronchitis – Dilute 50/50 2-6 drops of Thieves with carrier oil and rub on chest and upper back. Apply a warm compress. Diffuse.
  9. Cold Sores & Canker Sores – Apply 1 drop (or less) directly on cold sore, fever blister, or canker sore 3 times a day or as needed until healed.
  10. Fungal Skin & Toenail Infections – Drop or rub 1 drop of Thieves on the infection or n ail bed 2-3 times a day until gone.
  11. Sore Throat – Mix with a tablespoon of water, gargle & swallow.
  12. Splinters – Apply directly to the splinter and the splinter will wiggle it’s way to the surface. May fall out completely or might need to be removed with tweezers.
  13. Longevity – Put 10-12 drops in a 00 capsule undiluted and swallow daily.
  14. Acne – Take internally and apply to the skin diluted with a carrier oil .
  15. Headache – Put a drop on your thumb and apply to the roof of your mouth.
  16. Congestion – Breathe in the vapors during symptoms.
  17. Toothache – Apply 1-2 drops to gums and teeth.
  18. Pain Relief – Apply to broken bones or joints with carrier oil.
  19. Stop Smoking – Put on the tip of your tongue to help you stop smoking.


Statements made on An Oil A Day have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I share these experiences with you because of the results I’ve had. The statements I make here are in regards to Young Living essential oils only.


Uses for Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestive issues.  Scientists have researched its affect on the liver and respiratory system as it improves concentration and mental accuracy.  Peppermint is anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain relieving, curbs appetite, and more.

Caution: Peppermint is a “hot” oil and can cause temporary discomfort if used topically without diluting or used close to the nose or eyes (trust me I know). Use caution on the face and always dilute on children or use on the feet. If oils get into the eyes, do not use water which will cause the oil to spread. Use a fatty oil such as olive or coconut and put a few drops into the eye. It will bring quick relief. The oils will not damage the eye, but can cause pain, so use caution in the eye area.

Uses of Peppermint EO

  1. Indigestion/Flatulence/Diarrhea – Rub 4-6 drops of Peppermint in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the navel to relieve discomfort.
  2. Heartburn – Add a drop of Peppermint to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn.
  3. Inflammation (unbroken skin) – Massage several drops of Peppermint on an area of injury or chronic inflammation.
  4. Bruise – Apply peppermint immediately to an injured area (unbroken skin) to relieve pain and lessen bruising. If there is a cut, apply peppermint around – but no on – the open wound.
  5. Fever – Rub several drops of Peppermint on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever.
  6. Itching – Apply a drop of Peppermint topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.
  7. Poison Ivy & Poison Oak – Apply Peppermint on location “neat” or dilute it with a carrier oil.
  8. Workout – Inhale Peppermint before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
  9. Nausea – Massage several drops of Peppermint on the abdomen.
  10. Hiccups – To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (Up three notches from the large vertabra at the base of the neck).
  11. Headache – To relieve a headache, rub a drop of peppermint on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid the eyes!!), and on the back of the neck.
  12. Alertness & Concentration – Place 2 drops of Peppermint on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose to improve alertness and concentration.
  13. Studying & Mental Recall – Diffuse Peppermint in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint while taking a test to improve recall.
  14. Travel Sickness – Rub 4 drops of Peppermint on the chest and stomach to relieve motion or travel sickness.
  15. Congestion – Place a drop of Peppermint on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold.
  16. Flavoring & Preservative – Add peppermint to flavor food or use as a preservative.
  17. Household Pests – To deter rodents, ants, or cockroaches, place 2 drops of Peppermint on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests.
  18. Paint Fumes – Mix a 15ml bottle of Peppermint  into a 5 gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes.
  19. Coffee Replacement – Place a drop of Peppermint in a cup of hot water for tea and enjoy instead of coffee.
  20. Summer Cooler – Drink water with a drop of Peppermint added to refresh yourself on a hot day.
  21. Aphids – Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint to 4 ounces of water and spray plants to kill aphids.
  22. Arthritis or Tendonitis – Rub Peppermint on joints to relive arthritic or tendon pain.
  23. Bad Breath – Place a drop of Peppermint on the tongue as a breath freshener.
  24. Curb Appetite – Inhale the fragrance of Peppermint on the tongue as a breath freshener.
  25. Ticks – Remove a tick by applying a drop of Peppermint on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to withdraw its head from the skin and remove it with tweezers.
  26. Sore Feet – Mix peppermint in a foot-bath to relive sore feet. Swish feet around to agitate the water while soaking for maximum benefit.
  27. Energizing Hand Soap – Mix several drops of Peppermint with 1/4 cup of Castile soap and fill foaming soap dispense with mixture plus water.


Statements made on An Oil A Day have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I share these experiences with you because of the results I’ve had. The statements I make here are in regards to Young Living essential oils only.