Winter Defence (1314 Thieves Blend)
The History, The Blend & The Benefits
The Historic Folklore of Thieves Oil
According to the long-told historic tale…. The use of thieves’ oil dates all the way back to the year 1413. The time of the infamous Bubonic Plague (aka The Black Death) that devastated a large portion of France. The Black Death spread like wildfire amongst the citizens, and the doctors alike. It seemed impossible to be in the vicinity without contracting it, and at the time, the sickness really did mean ultimate demise.
During this time, however, four thieves were captured and charged for stealing from the sick and dying. The thieves never contracted the plague, despite the close contact with the Black-Death victims.
At this time, the crime these 4 men committed was punishable by burning alive. The judge was so intrigued by how these men had stayed immune to this terrible disease, that he told them if they shared their secret, he would spare them of this punishment.
The Thieves told the judge their secret: they were perfume & spice merchants who were unemployed due to the closure of the seaports and the devastation of the plague.
They had prepared an essential oil recipe that when applied to their hands, ears, temples, feet & a mask over their mouths, kept them safe from infection. The judge stayed true to his word. The men were not burned alive, but instead they were hanged for their crimes.
Then on, the doctors who treated the Black Death victims put the herbal infusion on their hands, ears, temples & feet, and wore beak-like masks stuffed with cloths containing this special blend. The beak is how doctors got the long-lasting nickname “quack”. You may recognize this somewhat terrifying uniform as a scary Hallowe’en costume worn today. Exactly the way you’d want your doctor to dress!
Thieves Oil Blend
Traditional Thieves Oil is a blend of 5 essential oils:
Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary
Benefits & Uses
Traditional Thieves Oil can be used for more than just the Bubonic Plague due to its now well-known anti-bacterial, anti-fungal & anti-viral properties!
Winter Defence Reed Diffuser
Tamar Valley Candle Company – Reed Diffusers
Firstly, our Reed Diffuser’s come packaged in a beautiful box, perfect for gifting! Our packaging is fully recyclable and designed inhouse. Our reed diffusers provide the same beautiful artisan blended aromas as all our products, enhancing your choice of fragrance in your home.
The beautifully presented reed diffusers come in a clear bottle with black reed sticks, they will scent your space 24 hours a day and last over 6 months, presenting great value for money.
Instructions for useSimply remove the screw top and plastic stopper and place your reeds inside the jar, leave for a minute and turn! That’s it!
We recommend turning once or twice a week and position on a flat surface out of reach of children or pets and away from a risk of being knocked over.