I finally picked up a dropper yesterday so I could make a small batch of a Thieves Oil blend that I found online at Natural Aromatherapy Benefits.  I had previously used up my wife's spray version of Thieves I was using as a foot deodorizer, and was looking forward to making two spray versions that I had read about on the site:

  1. The "All Purpose" Thieves spray (one drop per oz of water), initially to use as a surface disinfectant, room deodorizer, and mouthwash.
  2. The "Topical" Thieves spray (one drop per four drops of carrier oil; like sweet almond oil), initially to use as a foot deodorizer and try out as a body spray and/or deodorant.

I adjusted Recipe #1 down to the least number of drops by diving each ingredient by 5:

8 drops Clove Essential Oil
7 drops Lemon Essential Oil
4 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
3 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

This gave a nice starter amount of the Thieves Oil blend that fit into the tiny dropper bottles we had around the house, and I only needed 4 drops to make the "All Purpose" spray in our four ounce spray bottles... but was a fraction of what I'd need to mate the "Topical" version.

So i decided to divide each "drops" number by eight, called it "teaspoons", and then calculated how much carrier oil I'd need:

11 1/2 teaspoon carrier oil (sweet almond oil)
1 teaspoon Clove Essential Oil
7/8 teaspoon Lemon Essential Oil
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Essential Oil
3/8 teaspoon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
1/4 teaspoon Rosemary Essential Oil

This fit easily into my 4 oz spray bottles, and it was much quicker to measure by spoon than by drops for larger quantities.

The "Topical" has a fairly strong smell, but the "All Purpose" spray is so gentle and pleasing (almost like a pop or candy smell) that we are seriously thinking of using it in one of our next soap batches.

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