This is the time of year when we all start thinking about protecting ourselves and our homes from flu-causing germs. While some choose to get flu shots, I prefer to take matters into my own hands with essential oils in general and a protective and immunity blend specifically. Many of you recognize these type of blends by their reference to thieves or robbers, and most assuredly, every reputable essential oil company will have their own version of this blend.
That said, you can also make this blend yourself, using a handful of popular and readily available essential oils.
There is a lot of speculation as to how this blend got its name, but the brief version of the legend says robbers doused themselves with a protective blend of herbs and spices before stealing from those who had succumbed to the plague. More about that in a moment.
This all leads to modern day essential oil blends that are commonly used to ward off illness. I have been using such a blend for almost ten years and have never once had the flu, have only had an occasional cold, and have enjoyed freedom from norovirus and other illnesses experienced by travelers.
Perhaps it has been luck but to my way of thinking, using an EO protective blend adds a layer of insurance against contracting everyday sicknesses that can make you miserable. That is where the immunity part comes into play.