>> Wednesday, October 28, 2009
All together, this combination of oils is a strong antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and is a good antioxidant as well. Wow! Not only that but can improve circulation in the body while stimulating your white blood cells. Among other things. But best of all, it smells delicious so you can really enjoy using it. You can apply it topically or take it interally - or both, of course.
I use Young Living's Thieves Essential Oil (http://www.youngliving.com/thieves-essential-oil/Thieves-Oil). It's expensive for such a tiny bottle, but it lasts a good long while, too, since you only use a couple of drops per day. I melt a tiny bit of coconut oil in my palm, add 2-3 drops of thieves oil, and then rub it on my face and neck. I've also been told that applying it to the soles of your feet before donning socks is a good way to absorb its properties as well. This might also be helpful when applying it to children who might otherwise fuss.
As an aside, I've also tried testing this coconut oil-thieves oil mixture as a deodorant, and it works, although it's not as strong as a mineral-based or otherwise commercially prepared deodorant. If you're sitting at a desk all day, it would probably be just fine, but it wouldn't cut it for outdoor or heavy work.