- Boosts immune system
- Helps sinus congestion
- Promotes respiratory & cardiovascular health
- Energizing & uplifting
- Detox effect when applied to bottoms of feet
Ancient blend of Clove, Lemon,Cinnamon, Eucalyptus & Rosemary in Organic Sweet Almond oil.
Many of the benefits are based off anecdotal claims. That means they’re based on personal testimony or experience. However, researchers are hard at work investigating many of the properties of essential oils as they relate to health and wellness.
Research into thieves oil itself is very limited. An older study found that diffused thieves oil significantly lowered the airborne levels of three different types of bacteria.
A lot more research has been done on the benefits of the individual components of thieves oil.
What’s discussed below is a snapshot of some of the research that’s been performed on the individual plant oils often used in thieves oil blends.
A 2017 study found that low concentrations of cinnamon and clove oil had high antimicrobial activity against persistent cultures of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease.
A 2018 study found that vapors of cinnamon oil inhibited the growth of respiratory pathogens like Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae in a petri dish. But eucalyptus oil had little activity.
A 2012 study showed that eucalyptus oil had antimicrobial activity against two types of bacteria that can cause disease in humans: Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (skin infections).
Overall, fewer studies have been performed on lemon oil. But two studies from 2019 observed that it has some antimicrobial properties.
A 2019 study in mice found that topical application of cinnamaldehyde, a component of cinnamon oil, promoted wound healing. It also reduced the amount of bacteria in wounds infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
A 2018 study in rats found that a specialized emulsion preparation containing eucalyptus oil promoted wound healing.
A 2019 study in mice looked at potential pain-relieving effects of eucalyptus oil. Researchers found that injecting or inhaling eucalyptus oil might be effective in relieving some types of pain.
Effects on mood:
A very small 2013 study investigated the effects of inhaling rosemary oil on mood. By recording and comparing body changes such as heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, and other physical measures, researchers concluded that rosemary oil had a stimulating affect.
In the same study, researchers also found that participants who inhaled rosemary oil felt fresher or more active. Increases in respiratory rate, heart rate, and blood pressure were also observed.