The legend has it that four thieves robbed dead bodies during the bubonic plague. They used botanicals to guard against contracting the plague. After being apprehended, they exchanged their formula and received a lesser penalty.
Whether the story is true, Robber's Oil is very effective. My blend includes seven essential oils. Most blends include only five. The well known blends include lemon, cassia (cinnamon) bark, eucalyptus, rosemary and clove bud essential oils. These are all fantastic oils! Mine adds frankincense and myrrh for their added antiseptic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Robber's Oil has many possible applications:
- Use a 1-2% dilution rate with water in a spritzer bottle, shake well, and spray on all the surfaces in your home (doorknobs, counter tops, faucets, etc) to disinfect.
- Add to a diffuser or add a few drops to a pot of boiling water, and let it boil for half an hour. The steam will smell lovely, and it will help disinfect your home.
- Fill a small mason jar with about 1/4 cup of baking soda. Add a few drops of Robber's Oil, cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in the top and use an air freshener.
- Add 6-12 drops per ounce of carrier oil (olive or jojoba work great!), and massage into sore muscles, and use as the "winter bugs" come around. We like to put it on our feet bottoms when we know we've been exposed to a bug.
So far we've thwarted every stomach bug to which we've been exposed. Of course, I am not a medical professional, and this post should not be used in place of professional medical advice. Always consult your medical provider.
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How have you used my oil or a similar blend in your home? I'd love to read your stories, too!
Our Robber's Oil air freshener. I keep one on the kitchen counter, and one in each bathroom. I can't smell the blend itself, but I also don't smell those usual bathroom "yuckies." When Tiny Toes arrives, it'll be nice to have that extra stench barrier with our wet bags.
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