Monday, October 12, 2009
Lately I have noticed a lot more coughing, sniffling, and such around me. I am not one to get on board with the disease hysteria, but I do like to take reasonable precautions. I have been washing my hands (Happy Birthday twice through is how long I scrub) more and taking my vitamins.
I decided to research some natural ways to make my office and home less germy. I hate the chemical yuckiness of Lysol and such. I found lots of info about Thieves Oil and decided to give it a try. You can buy lots of neat preparations, but I decided to get crafty and mix up my own batch.
The oils included are clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus. The story goes that thieves in the 15th century doused themselves with this mixture and were able to rob plague victims without ever getting sick themselves. Strange origins...but worth a try. I made a spray (Thieves oil mixture plus water and vinegar) for the air and surfaces, and a mixture of the oils in a carrier (almond oil) to rub on my hands. It smells nice and is hopefully effective. We shall see! Stay well everyone!!
Google "Thieves Oil" for lots of oils for sale, as well as many recipes to make your own versions.