Our Thieves Vinegar (also called Marseilles Vinegar, Vinegar of the Four Thieves) is a concoction of vinegar infused with herbs, spices or garlic that was believed to protect users from the Bubonic plague.
It turns out that the bubonic plague was often the first step of a progressive series of illnesses. Two other types were pneumonic and septicemic. The resulting pneumonic plague was also very infectious and allowed person-to-person transmitting.
The recipe for this vinegar has almost as many variations as its legend.
The usual story declares that a group of thieves during a European plague outbreak were robbing the dead or the sick. When they were caught, they offered to exchange their secret recipe, which had allowed them to commit the robberies without catching the disease, in exchange for leniency.
Another version says that the thieves had already been caught before the outbreak and their sentence had been to bury dead plague victims; to survive this punishment, they created the vinegar. The city in which this happened is usually said to be Marseille or Toulouse, and the time period can be given as anywhere between the 14th and 18th century depending on the storyteller.
Modern day versions of Four Thieves Vinegar include various herbs that typically include sage, lavender, thyme, and rosemary, along with garlic. It has become traditional to use four herbs in the recipe—one for each thief, though earlier recipes often have a dozen herbs or more. In Italy, a mixture called “Seven Thieves Vinegar” is sold as smelling salt, though its ingredients appear to be the same as in Four Thieves mixtures
Aroma Oil Diffusers Proprietary Thieves oil blend (Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Smithii, Lemon, Rosemary, and Clove Bud essential Oils) is specifically designed for use in a diffuser and is a highly effective against airborne bacteria therefore supporting the immune system. Our Blend is a safe and natural way to care for your family’s health even our Children and babies.
Properties: Immune System Booster, Energizing, Uplifting, Cleanser, Deodorizing.
Blends well with: Peppermint
Ways to Use:
Room Fragrance: Diffuse daily in homes or business to increase Immune system, it will also
Stimulate a cheerful mood,
Promote concentration and work efficiency in the workplace.
Ward off the germs and solve mold issues
Reduce sickness and absenteeism in classrooms
Relieve allergy symptoms
Rids of airborne germs when used with a travel diffuser in Hotel.
Add a few drops to your dishwasher for cleaner dishes.
Add to your laundry cycle for cleaner clothes.
Add several drops to your mop water for cleaner floors
Use to dissolve the gummy adhesive on price labels
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