Making your own Thieves oil spray is an easy DIY project. All you need are a few ingredients.
Of course, the first is Thieves oil, which you can order here. This spray can then be used to disinfect your home. If it’s diluted enough you can spray it on your kitchen counters. But if I had a glossy kitchen counter, I’d do a test patch first to make sure it didn’t harm the finish. You can also use it in the bathroom, for cleaning the sink, shower and toilets.
This recipe can also be used to repel fleas and other pests. If you own a pet, you can use a four thieves-type spray on your furniture or carpets. (Just don’t put it on your dog or cat.)
I like the fact that Thieves oil has known antibacterial properties. One study found that it killed several strains of bacteria in the lab.
This germ-killing blend has so many uses, household and personal, that I never want to be without it. Recently, for instance, my husband put a load of very dirty laundry in the dryer, because our washing machine wasn’t working. I wasn’t happy with the idea, but didn’t say anything. I can always sanitize our dryer with an aromatic recipe.
You could also put this in little spray bottles to pop in your purse. Then you can use it anywhere. My Mom, for instance, likes to wipe down everything when she stays in a hotel.
How to Make Thieves Oil Spray
First of all, you need Thieves oil. This is the brand sold by Young Living. It’s an excellent product, and if you want to get some, it’s available here. This is the brand that was studied at Weber State University in Utah. It was shown to kill bacteria.
Later, I’ll also tell you about a four thieves type blend that I use. Anyway, here’s how to make your own germ-fighting spray.
- 4 ounces of distilled water
- 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or alcohol-free witch hazel (available here)
- 20 drops of Thieves oil or a similar product (available here)
Put all of this in a spray bottle and use when needed. Store this bottle away from heat and light.
Fabulous Frannie Protect Germ Fighter
Young Living makes the original Thieves, apparently “inspired” by a legend of four Medieval thieves. They stole from the sick during a plague, without catching the disease themselves. According to the story, they were protected by a secret herbal or aromatic formula.
There are now a number of similar products on the market. The one I use in my home is made by Fabulous Frannie. It’s worked really well for me. Last year I bought a lot of it, and I still have several bottles left. It smells exactly like some of the better-known products on the market, which contain the same five-oil mix of clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary and eucalyptus oils.
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.