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The winter nasty, Four Thieves Essential Oil Recipe, Hot Tea, and Me Update

Yes, I’m poofing in after a long and blatantly obvious absence. I prefer sabbatical. It hasn’t been because I’m goofing off – okay, well, not 100% anyway.
It’s been with good reason. I will share, promise. Though, not today. I’ve actually got a desktop full of half written posts and post it notes of goodies for y’all, but it’s been a hectic time…becoming Dr. Lucy, isn’t such an easy feat. I’m working hard y’all….like, really, really hard.
Anyway, the reason for tonight dash in and dash out is that I’m gearing up for the winter nasty. Even though fall is just now standing at the door, I am far too aware that old man winter is right behind. Y’all have got to know that I’m feeling slightly depressed at the thought.
Among my many downright dark shades of blue animosity reasons my winter distain is that I can just forget about my bones being chilled… soul freezes and doesn’t thaw until well past spring, it’s a joy of southern living that I’m not sure that I will ever get used to. Of course, another reason to cringe at the ever lurking doom of the winter nasty is cold and flu season. Gross.
Which brings me back to why I popped in -- I’m putting together my Essential Oil to do list and on it is my “prevent people from getting sick, because it’s the one thing that they always share” potion.
Four Thieves -
If you aren’t familiar with four thieves the tale of four thieves is something to the effect that four men created a concoction from Essential oils to protect themselves from the black plague. Yeah, okay that’s all fine and good. Whooped dee doo!
So the thieves part comes in because…yes, you guessed it. They were thieves. Thieves, that while remaining healthy, stole, pilfered, and pillaged for those who were afflicted by the plague.
When the thieving bandits were finally brought to justice, they were cut a little slack for sharing their secret plague fighting arsenal.
You can buy Four Thieves in a synergy blend or you can concoct your own. Which there are a number of recipes all over the internet; this is my accumulative version.
Four Thieves Essential Oil Recipe:
  • Dark-colored bottles with droppers or spray bottles - I use both
  • 80 drops Clove Essential Oil
  • 70 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 40 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil – I will probably use cinnamon leaf, because it has more antiviral, natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties.
  • 30 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • **You can also add another antiviral type oil that suits your smell preference (i.e. lavender, cedarwood, tea tree), but that is completely up to you.
  • *Carrier oil of your choosing – I like primrose or grape seed because of the extra skin benefits for anti-aging and healthy glow :0)
*A carrier oil should be used for dilution if using topically – a few of the oils in this recipe are not recommended for neat application. Meaning, if you’re going to use it on your skin, you need to dilute it with carrier oil or your skin will suffer the consequences…Burns, rashes, over absorption. None of which are ever fun.
Mix oils in dark colored bottle with an air tight lid. Store in a cool dark place.
  • Diffuse a few drops in a warmer or cool mist diffuser. If you’re desperate, you can use your humidifier.
  • Use as a rub – rub to the chest or bottoms of the feet for daily illness protection
  • Distilled water as a room spray
  • Drop a few drops into hot bathwater for a flu fighting soak
Not all essential oils are safe for ingestion. While there is some controversy over brands, I personally use Young Living, Now Food (this is probably my most purchased, due to price, quantity, and quality in comparison to some other brands) and DoTERRA……….so far, I'm not dead. Just for the sake of all things good and holy DO NOT USE oils that are not 100% pure or strictly for aromatherapy. Not only do I imagine they taste like doo-doo, but lawd…you will probably kill over from intestinal explosions.  
Once you've made your batch of Four Thieves, try it in a tea with even more lemon for an even bigger ant-infectious-germicidal-bacterial beating punch.

Sorry, y'all. I know I found this on Google, but for my life I cannot find the source to give credit to. If you see it, PLEASE save my sanity and let me know where in Google Earth did you find it!

Four Thieves Tea
  • Big mug of hot water
  • Favorite tea blend. I prefer a chai or a black tea, because they cover some of the bitter flavors better.
  • 1 drop of Four Thieves
  • 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil (this Four Thieves recipe has a lot of lemon, so do this to taste) orange might also be a nice addition and also has nome anti-antiseptic properties.
  • Sweeten with honey to taste (preferably raw or at least organic, I mean why chemical up your all natural concoction?).
Brew you tea, however dark or light you like it, Drop in your essential oils, sweeten (or not) kick your feet up, curl up with a book, a blanket, your honey, or your cat and enjoy ;0)

Okay…so while I shouldn't have to tell you, I also don’t want peeps getting sick, suing me, or hating me. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, replace the advice of your physician, or keep you from ever getting sick. I’m not a doctor. Yes, I will be one day, but not that kind. Use essential oils with caution, good judgment, and responsibly. While they are natural, they can be harmful if not used with care. Those little bottles are crazy powerful, so keep in mind that a little goes and extremely long way. If in doubt, consult your primary care or an essential oil professional. 

Stay healthy peeps…and I promise, I've got gobs to share and will be popping in and out with bit of random.

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