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Thieves Tea to Boost Immunity

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

'Tis the season for the holiday spirit, filled with joy and's also the season for illness, filled with flu symptoms, head colds, and yucky noses. As temperatures drop outside, we turn up the dry heat of our furnaces and stay inside with any germs that might have come home with us. There are lots of ways we can be affected by illness this season, but we can help our bodies fight by giving our immune system a natural boost.

A few years ago I started using Young Living Essential Oils and discovered Thieves oil, a spicy blend that can benefit your body and spirit. Why is it called "Thieves?" In 15th century France, thieves would rob from the dead and dying. Legend says they protected themselves by creating a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals. Inspired by these tales, Young Living created Thieves essential oil blend by combining Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon oil, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. This blend is one of their most popular products. I think of it as a wellness bomb that helps promote health and reduce inflammation in the body.

This powerful blend can be found in my diffuser AND in my teacup. That's right, my teacup. I create wonderful, immunity-boosting teas using Thieves Vitality (the white label version for ingesting) and other oils.

I like to start my morning with this simple recipe:

  • a cup of hot water

  • 1-2 drops Thieves Vitality

  • 1-2 drops Lemon Vitality

I incorporate intermittent fasting into my daily routine, so I don't include any sweeteners.

When I need an afternoon pick-me-up, I'll use this recipe:

  • a cup of green or herbal tea

  • 1-2 drops Thieves Vitality

  • 1-2 drops Lemon Vitality

  • 1-2 drops Peppermint Vitality

  • less than a teaspoon of Honey

If I've had a stressful day, or just need to chill, I'll use this recipe:

  • a cup of hot water or herbal tea

  • 1-2 drops Thieves Vitality

  • 1-2 drops Copaiba Vitality

  • 1-2 drops Lavender Vitality

You can enhance your Thieves tea in so many ways! Below are a few of the Vitality oils you can include in your tea, and possible benefits you might experience:


  • Immune system support*

  • Cleansing to the digestive system*

  • Antioxidant properties*

  • General wellness support*


  • Has antioxidant properties*

  • Supports the immune system*

  • Provides circulatory support*

  • Contains cleansing properties*


  • Supports gastrointestinal system comfort*

  • Enhances healthy gut function*

  • Maintains efficiency of the digestive tract*

  • May support performance during exercise*

  • Reduces feelings of discomfort after large meals*

  • Provides a refreshing, minty flavor to food and beverages

Copaiba - promotes overall wellness and may be an important part of a daily health regimen. Add a few drops of Copaiba Vitality to a cup of herbal tea to enjoy its wellness benefits and a relaxing moment.*


  • May support overall well-being*

  • Supports healthy immune function*

  • Can be taken as a dietary supplement for general health*


  • Improves sleep quality for occasional sleeplessness*

  • Supports general wellness*

  • Contains cleansing and antioxidant properties*

  • Helps ease occasional nervous tension*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

If you are interested in incorporating Thieves tea into your wellness routine, you can learn more about Young Living Essential Oils here or reach out using the contact form at

I'd love to hear about your favorite Thieves blend and how you incorporate it into your wellness routine. Feel free to comment below!

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