This is my most favorite Fall blend. Clearly I don’t subscribe to any one brand of essential oils. If you don’t know much about the Thieves blend, the story goes that during the Bubonic Plague, four thieves went from house to house to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After the thieves were captured and tried for their acts of robbery, a judge offered leniency if they would share how they were able to be around those afflicted long and often enough to rob them but not be affected by the illness.There are as many recipes as there are theories for which aromatics were used during the time: some accounts say vinegar with a blend of sage, rosemary, rue, camphor, garlic, and cloves was best while other accounts say that garlic, cloves, and cinnamon were used. This is legend of course and there is no way to know if there is any truth to it, but we do know that research has shown that many essential oils have strong anti-bacterial properties.
The thieves blend is a mixture of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary that has been found to be strong enough to reduce bacterial cultures by 99.96%! DoTerra makes a blend called OnGuard that is very similar, though has slightly different oils with the same general effect. It really comes down to personal preference.
I also just love the Wild Orange smell and tend to mix it with everything. It adds something special to all the Fall scents.