I hadn’t heard of the Fighting Five essential oil blend until recently. That’s because it’s a newly named formula. Sold by Edens Garden, it used to be called Four Thieves. But, at some point, the company did some re-branding.
That’s probably a good idea. The original and propriety germ-fighting blend sold by Young Living is known as Thieves oil. So changing the label avoids confusion.
Edens Garden Fighting Five has now joined the growing list as a Thieves oil competitor.
Edens Garden Fighting Five
I’m not sure what the name Fighting Five stands for. If I had to guess, it would be the mix of five oils included in this blend. Fighting Five contains clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus. These are the same kinds of oils found in Young Living’s Thieves oil.
Thieves and a number of the other brands seem to take their names from the story of four Medieval Thieves. These men supposedly stole from the and dying during a devastating plague. However, according to the account, they remained healthy, due to a special aromatic blend.
I have no way of verifying whether or not this account is true. I do know that a museum in Paris has an exhibit of an herbal disease-fighting recipe that was once nailed to a wall in the City of Marseille, France, where some people think these men lived.
The essential oil blends named or modeled after these men are designed to kill germs. Many individual aromatic oils have known antimicrobial properties. Less information is available on the many blends.
However, Young Living’s Thieves has been found to kill airborne bacteria in a lab. Also, doTerra’s OnGuard has been found to destroy viruses in a laboratory setting.
Fighting Five Essential Oil
I am not aware of any similar research that’s been done on Edens Garden Fighting Five. But I also feel very comfortable recommending it. The company was founded in 2009 by a woman named Grace Martin, and its oils are made from plants that are grown without pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals.
Many people appear to have strong brand loyalty to Young Living and doTerra, the two main MLM players. These are the names you tend to hear the most about when you first get started with essential oils.
Shortly into my essential oil journey, I decided to branch out and see what else was available. I found a number of companies that are excellent alternative for people who don’t prefer to shop through the MLM networks, including Edens Garden.
Fighting Five Essential Oil by Edens Garden
My own germ-fighting blend comes from one of these non MLM companies. Clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary are not particularly complicated oils to distill. They are abundant and they’ve been used medicinally for centuries. What I look for when buying an oil is whether it comes from a company I can trust. Edens Garden has an excellent reputation.
Edens Garden Fighting Five is a good choice if you’re looking for a non MLM brand with good name recognition. This formula contains that famous five-oil blend that’s come to be associated with five dishonest men who somehow managed to stay healthy during a Medieval plague.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.