How to Make Wellness Thieves Tea

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Homemade Thieves Tea is a warming drink that’s great for health. Learn how to make this natural boosting tea using essential oils and honey.

How to Make Wellness Thieves Tea

Homemade Thieves Tea

Well, if you’ve been following me on Instagram you know that our house has been sick lately. More specifically, my son, was diagnosed with the flu last week. Honestly, we don’t do flu shots and I’ve only gotten the flu once. It was like 4 years ago and this is the first time anyone else in my family has gotten it. 

Whenever my kids get sick I go into hyper mom mode. Trying …. “all the things” to help them start feeling better and basically rid their little bodies of the illness. I almost always begin with a good probiotic. Probiotics are so important to our body. They help give us “good bacteria” to ward off illness and help promote wellness.

Wellness Thieves Tea in a cup with lemon

What Are the Best Probiotics to Take?

  1. For Adults: I use and highly recommend Life9 by Young Living. I’ve tried a couple different probiotics and found this has the best results. It has 17 billion live cultures from nine beneficial strains. It helps promote healthy digestion, support gut health and maintain normal intestinal function.
  2. For Kids: I use a powder called MightyPro by Young Living. It contains both a prebiotic and probiotic, both super important for gut health, you just mix it with water and the kids love it. 
  3. For Infants: I’ve been using Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic for Infants and it works like a charm. I highly recommend it!

After the probiotics, my next go to is fill them with antioxidants through a 2 oz. shot of Ningxia Red. It’s basically a concentrated blend of wolfberry juice, other juices and essential oils. Wolfberries are great for your body.

Then I “oil ’em up baby.” Last week I made a blend of thieves, lemon and frankincense in a roller ball bottle and diluted it with fractionated coconut oil. I would rub the oil blend on both Maddie and Cason every hour. The biggest and baddest of all these oils and one that we use daily is Thieves Essential Oil.

Wellness Thieves Tea in a cup with lemon

What is Thieves Essential Oil?

Thieves Essential Oil is a blend of clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary. It is basically a wellness bomb of an essential oil as all of those ingredients help the body.

One of my favorite ways to use Thieves beyond diffusing it, it orally taking it. You can just take a couple of drops right on your tongue or adding them to a yummy thieves tea!

What is Thieves Tea?

It is a hot drink made with hot water, essential oils and honey and has the taste of tea. This “thieves tea” is meant to promote overall health and great when you’re looking to for a warm drink to have right before bed time.

How to Make Thieves Tea:

  1. Add water to a large mug or a tea kettle.
  2. Heat up water until it is your desired temperature.
  3. Warm the water is hot. Add thieves essential oil, lemon essential oil, frankincense essential oil and honey.
  4. Stir to combine and drink while hot.

Wellness Thieves Tea in a cup with lemon

One of the best ways to make sure I have a constant supply of these products, and the biggest game changer to my essential oil routine is joining the Young Living Essential Rewards Program. Every month I get $50 worth of product shipped right to my doorstep!

I get to pick exactly what’s in my cart every month. Which means I can keep some of the things we use every month like the probiotics and thieves. And then I can add special things like the Sleepyize Essential Oil, Purification or Lavender.  I can set the day of of the month I want it to process and then it’s delivered right to my doorstep.

What is Essential Rewards?

The other awesome thing about Essential Rewards is it’s Rewards Program! I earn Rewards Points for every dollar I spend, I get points back in an account to redeem for FREE product. So last month I was able to get a few of my favorite oils for FREE because of the rewards I had built up! I also get Exclusive Bonuses, EVERY MONTYH when I hit certain price points Young Living sends me FREE product (see graphic for this months freebies). It’s different every month too! It’s basically like getting a $25 gift card, but instead it’s free product that I’m going to use! It’s awesome! Lastly, I received Loyalty Gifts at 3, 6, 9, 12 months. Young living sends me FREE oils just for enrolling in the program. Then every year they’ll send me an Exclusive Loyalty Oil. Just for being part of the program.

Why is Essential Rewards important?

When we found out Cason wasn’t feeling great we already had a shipment of goodness on its way. I was applying multiple oils to him, giving him probiotics, Ningxia Red for antioxidants and diffusing oils. For me it was huge to make sure that I am supplied with oils to help my family!

By enrolling in essential rewards we are able to remove toxins and supply our oils on a budget. It’s a health game changer! So if you’re interested in making essential oils a permanent part of your health and wellness routine then essential rewards is the route to go –> SIGN UP HERE!

Wellness Thieves Tea in a cup with lemon

How to Make Wellness Thieves Tea

Simple Wellness Thieves Tea

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 0 min
  • cook_time Cook Time: 2 min
  • total_time Total Time: 2 minutes
  • yield Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • category Category: Drinks
  • method Method: Microwave
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


How to Make Wellness Thieves Tea using essential oils. This warming natural tea promotes health and immunity!



  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 drop of thieves young living essential oil
  • 2 drops of lemon young living essential oil
  • 1 drop frankincense young living essential oil
  • 12 teaspoons raw honey
  • optional: slice of fresh lemon


  1. Heat water up in microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove. Add essential oils and honey to the hot water. Stir and drink.


Please note the vitality essential oils from young living can be ingested. I am not sure of other brands. Please refer to the FDA or your doctor for use.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor this is just what I found have worked for my family. Take it or leave it. 🙂 

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  1. Miranda Holland

    So ingesting young living frankincense oil is okay for you in such a small dose you haven’t ran into any unwanted health problems even though it says for topical use and to diffuse only ?

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