by Jessica Sanders

According to European legend, robbers stole from the dead during the Bubonic plague. But, they somehow walked away without contracting the disease themselves. How? The legend says the thieves blended spices, herbs, and vinegar, to kill the airborne bacteria. A simple blend of infection-fighting essential oils is what many believe kept them safe. Hence the name thieves oil.

Now, we use thieves oil for everything! It is a perfect substitute for dozens of over-the-counter medications