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Thieves, pirates, outlaws, oh my!

“The “Thieves Oil Story” *
Thieves-type oils were apparently developed from historical information about four thieves in France who would rob victims of the Black Plague (get it–stealing things off of dead bodies.  Ick.)
They’d protect themselves from the plague with a secret recipe of natural ingredients including cloves and rosemary. The thieves were captured and given a lighter sentence in exchange for their recipe. And it really works.
Now I don’t know if this is a valid story at all, but it’s interesting, and the essential oils involved have been shown to …”
Blah Blah Blah …
Oils are expensive now. Imagine then ….  Take a moment to imagine low-life thugs using high-end oils. Possibly the King of Thieves, who made promises and enlisted the low-life worker-bees, was using it to clean the booty, might own and use the oils, but .. commoners? Come on. Get real.

So, the knock-off recipe is 40 drops, 35 drops, 20 drops, 15 drops etc. If you fell asleep and missed counting a drop or two in the hand-blended concoction would it still be Thieves?

Ah … branding.
Specifically, the Young Living brand of oils indicates that cinnamon is part of the blend. Ceylon or Cassia? Leaf or bark? They say but, who could tell the difference? And, if a blend were made by machine, without love …
Since I learned, from my grandfather, a certain amount of fearlessness and cooking in the kitchen, I realize that indiscernible variance is perfectly delectable. Who would know? Who could compare?
Never mind … guidelines are important. A modicum of science is more-than-helpful .. otherwise, go ahead. Do that love part with all you heart. Get yr jiggy on.
The old Chinese saying? “Don’t believe what they say. Go see.”