There is a legend of four young brothers, grave robbers, in the middle ages who stole from the corpses of the bubonic plague in the 14th century. While other plunderers would succumb to the plague, these four men managed to survive and grow wealthy in spite of their deadly occupation. Their secret was a blend of vinegar infused with various herbs that allegedly guarded them from catching the black death and other diseases. And, according to the legend, this recipe was handed down for generations for centuries and is the basis of an essential oil blend with protective properties called the guardian.
Unfortunately, there is no way to prove the accuracy of legend behind the guardian mixture. As is common in tales from bygone eras, there are no supporting historical documents and conflicting variations of the story abound. However, the one part of the legend that holds steady, no matter who tells it, are the important ingredients of this special oil blend: clove, rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and sometimes lemon. And while there is no proof that these extraordinary grave robbers ever existed, these herbs are still anything but ordinary.
Let’s take a closer look at this set of special ingredients for this guardian mix. First, we have clove, which has known anti-inflammatory properties and serves as an antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial agent. Then there is rosemary, which is believed to ward off all kinds of infections and also has antibacterial properties. Next, cinnamon is reputed to boost immunity and improve metabolic function. Then there is eucalyptus, which like clove, has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Finally, the last ingredient in the guardian mix is lemon, which serves as an air disinfectant. It is also thought to potentially increase red and white blood cell formation which are essential to immune function.
While these grave robbers, if they did exist, may not have had the technology to create essential oil blends, whatever combination of these herbs they did use must have been very concentrated in order to have had any benefit. Luckily, essential oils are easy to come by and consist of the pure essence of these herbs in a highly concentrated form. And an essential blend of these particular herbs is readily available: it’s fittingly called the guardian essential oil blend.
You may not be robbing any graves (I sincerely hope not), but anyone looking for protection against harmful pathogens stands to gain from using guardian essential oil blend. All it takes is three to four drops in a diffuser to sanitize a room or teaspoon in a 32-ounce bottle of water to create a non-toxic disinfectant. You don’t have to believe a mysterious legend, but you can let this natural guardian oil speak for itself.
Cure Oils is a company that sells essential oils and essential oils blends such as the guardian essential oil blend.