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Have you heard of Thieves Oil? I hadn’t heard of it until this year. Friends rave about its super powers for fighting off those bad bugs that give us the sniffles. Then, with this cold and flu season, my usual hand washing routine was no longer protecting me and I thought it was time to try something stronger.

The legend behind this special blend of oils is that it protected thieves as they robbed graves during the bubonic plague. Perhaps the story is simply a tall tale; nonetheless, each of the oils in the ingredients list has properties that make it a good choice for immune help in these trying winter months.

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And do I ever need some immune help this year! I have been catching every cold in the air, and even a flu for good measure. Sure, I keep clean and wash my hands often, but when you are on the go, there isn’t always a sink and soap handy.

I made this all-natural hand sanitizer with Thieves Oil so that I would have a germ killer in my purse when I just couldn’t get to a sink. It smells wonderful, full of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils. It rubs in nicely so my hands aren’t greasy or sticky, and as a plus, it makes my hands even feel moisturized!

Homemade Hand Sanitizer with Thieves Oil
Recipe Type: Bath and Body
Author: Stephanie Rose
  • 1/3 cup pure [url href=”” target=”_blank”]witch hazel[/url]
  • 2/3 cup 100% pure [url href=”” target=”_blank”]aloe vera gel[/url]
  • 15 drops [url href=”″ target=”_blank”]Thieves essential oil blend[/url] or (5 drops of [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Clove Essential Oil[/url], 4 drops of [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Lemon Essential Oil[/url], 3 drops of [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Cinnamon Essential Oil[/url], 2 drops of [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Eucalyptus Essential Oil[/url], 1 drop of [url href=”″ target=”_blank”]Rosemary Essential Oil[/url])
  • 1 capsule of [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Vitamin E oil[/url] – a natural preservative
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  2. Mix witch hazel and aloe vera gel together well in a bowl. Add essential oils and mix well, then open the vitamin E capsule and empty that into the gel.
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  4. Mix it all together well then pour it into a pump or other container (I found these gootoobs that are perfect!).
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  6. Shake well before each use. Squeeze a dime-sized amount on the palm of your hand and massage in. It will feel sticky at first but it will absorb cleanly in no time. Your hands will feel dry, clean, and smell terrific. This all-natural hand sanitizer should last several months with the addition of Vitamin E to help preserve.
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Use this hand sanitizer on grown-ups only, please. While I happily will use this blend of oils on myself, I don’t recommend using this hand sanitizer on children. Thieves Oil contains clove, rosemary, and eucalyptus oils which are not safe for use on small children. You can replace those oils with lavender, sweet orange, and fir oils if you plan to use it around children 6 months and older (no essential oils are recommended with babies younger than 6 months old).

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Stephanie Rose (96 Posts)

Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


  1. Hi there! I absolutely love this idea and want to make it for stocking stuffers this year. I can’t seem to find a bottle that works though. Could you tell me the exact container you used? I’d really appreciate it! Thank you 🙂

  2. I just made a double recipe. Thank you so much for the info. I really trust this more for all these viruses than what is readily available to buy. Or was available before everyone went into panic mode.

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