The Story Behind Thieves Essential Oil Blend


I did wonder to myself, why would you name an essential oil blend and a whole line of products with the name "Thieves®"? but then I found out that Thieves was created based on research about four thieves in France who protected themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims.

Let's go back in the thieves Story...

In the 14th and 15th centuries, there was a great plague that ravaged Europe and millions of people died. According to historical archives, there were a group of men who were able to walk among the dead and dying and steal from them - they were thieves. When they were caught and brought to the king, he offered them leniency if they would tell him how they were able to do this. They told him that they were spice merchants trapped in the city because the ports had been closed, and they had run out of money to support themselves. So they had resorted to stealing. They knew that if they anointed themselves with herbs and spices, they would be immune to the plague. The king had this information posted throughout the lands.

I think that story is pretty awesome!

To clarify, YL Thieves products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The proprietary blend was university tested and found to be highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.

Thieves Essential Oil

I like the smell of Thieves! It is a powerful blend that contains the naturally derived constituents limonene, eugenol, and eucalyptol.

Features & Benefits

  • Cleansing when applied topically
  • Neutralizes and purifies the air from strong odors when diffused
  • Freshens any atmosphere when diffused
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituents trans cinnamaldehyde (Cinnamon Bark), limonene (Lemon), and eucalyptol (Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary)

Also Found In

Aromatic profile

Vibrant, spicy cinnamon aroma


  • Eugenia caryophyllus* (Clove) bud oil
  • Eucalyptus radiata* leaf oil 
  • Citrus limon* (Lemon) peel oil 
  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum* (Cinnamon) bark oil 
  • Rosmarinus officinalis* (Rosemary) leaf oil 
  • *100% pure essential oil