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 Tealights
Tamar Valley Candle Company - Soy Wax Tealights
We hand pour our candles with high quality Soy Wax and in small batches to ensure fresh quality control. There are so many ways in which you can create the right mood to any room.
Are you planning a romantic evening, a wedding, any party or simply enjoy the warm and relaxing feel of having tealights burning during dinner. Using our artesian created products will make any occasion special and memorable!
Our tealights come presented in a recyclable packaging with 6 scented tealights.
Why we recommend 100% Soy wax tealights for maximum burn time.
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.
Tealights are poured into polycarbonate tealights cups for safe burning.
Approx. 6 hours burn time per tealight.
Popular for any special occasion, Weddings, Parties and Events, Romantic dinners and to use with non-electric oil & wax warmers.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Never leave melting wax unattended.
Spilling hot wax on your skin will cause a burn.
Please follow your wax burner manufacturer’s instructions.
Not edible. If ingested contact your doctor and or poison centre immediately