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 Soy Candle

AU$22.95Price
  • Tamar Valley Candle Company – Soy Candles

    Firstly, our Soy Candles come packaged in a beautiful box, perfect for gifting! Our packaging is fully recyclable and designed inhouse.

    Our candles are hand poured using the finest quality soy wax, which is non-toxic, ecofriendly, and slow burning. We blend our own oils created by our own Aromatherapist who has over 20 years’ experience and come in a wide variety of beautiful blends inspired by Australia and its beautiful surrounds.

    Our Australian Made candle jars allow your candle to light up the room as it burns.

    100% natural wax and white colour allows the maximum light to show through our jars and lasts over 50 hours in burning time. Once it is finished you can simply wash out with hot soapy water and reuse the jar in a variety of ways in your home.

    Always replace the lid after extinguishing to prevent dust collecting in the wax when not in use.



    Why we recommend 100% Soy wax:

     

    Soy wax is natural & Biodegradable.

    Burns cleaner.  It is non-toxic & lead free.

    No carcinogens are produced from burning soy wax.

    100% vegetable made from pure soybeans.

    Contains NO petroleum, paraffin.

    Contains NO pesticides or herbicides.

    Contains NO genetically modified materials. 

     

    How to look after your candle:

    Always trim your wick to 5mm before lighting your candle (yes - every time).

    Burn for long enough that the melted wax pool reaches all the way to the edge (1-2 hours).

    Do not burn for more than four hours at a time.

    Keep candle free of foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings.

    Never burn on or near anything that could catch fire.

    Never burn while unattended.

    Keep out of reach of children and pets.