Saturday, February 7, 2009

Teflon, Thieves & Friends

Thieves & Friends - hey, sounds like a country western song - doesn't it? Ha - ok, just kidding.

Thieves is kind of a scary word though... It has such a negative connotation associated with it, at least in my mind. I think it's because of Jesus Christ Superstar, which I had the soundtrack album of - waaaay back in the '70's, (1973 to be exact). There's an episode where Jesus freaks out because of the buying and selling in the temple area. He sings that "My house should be called a house of prayer! But you have made it a den of thieves - GET OUT -- Get out!" Oooh it freaked me out. Man, that Ted Neeley could sing though... wow.

Years later, when I came to know the real Jesus, I did find that this little dramatic part of that movie was based on actual Scripture. I had no clue. I didn't know; it was just a movie, after all.

"And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves." - Matthew 21:13

So, when my bloggy friend over at Pockets of Time told me about a product called "Thieves", I didn't bite, at least not for a while. It took my curiosity to get me to check out her "Thieves". I tried it and now I am a "Thieves" lover. Aren't you curious? Here's the deal: it's an oil. Actually - a blend of oils - special oils. 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. There's a difference and if I recall correctly, if it says 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils, you can eat them. Yes - I said e-a-t. If you don't believe me, just go ask my friend, she'll set you straight. (Pssst... She has white carpet and furniture! Can you believe it? I am considering the "gray" look for our home make-over this spring... it's the new white, doncha know?)

"Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ (YLTG) Thieves® essential oil blend is based on a historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves with clove, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. When captured, these thieves were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for the recipe that protected them from the plague. Thieves essential oil blend was created to offer the same kind of defense against modern airborne bacteria. In fact, studies conducted at Weber State University showed it to have a 99.96 percent success rate against airborne bacteria."

I carry their hand sanitizer with me everywhere and I change purses just about every week. Anyway, guess why I love Thieves? It is especially good for Nicolas - to not be exposed to allergens and we avoid so many "trigger" products. But - I was sold when I read this:
"While there are a number of portable hand cleaners on the market, most contain antibiotic and synthetic ingredients that kill bacteria. The simplistic nature of synthetic ingredients causes bacteria to develop a resistance and often produces offspring that are completely resistant to antibiotic treatment. The answer to this resistance lies within essential oils."

Nicolas likes the smell and I use the Thieves oil blend on him whenever I even think he could be getting sick. It smells amazing... and he doesn't get sick.

I am thankful for my bloggy friends and their support (by giving me their old cast iron skillets to replace my evil Teflon with). I need it, especially after ASD Experiment #1. I am still recovering (from the shock) - Nick is fine.

BTW, if you're not familiar (and if you are brave enough) with the evils of Teflon, check out the following:

Study Finds Teflon Chemical in Newborns' Umbilical Cords

How to Not Eat Teflon

Can Teflon Make You Sick?

Ready to get grandma's old cast iron skillet out now?
Go for it!

1 comment:

  1. We are 'Thieves' fans here too. Glad it's working for Nicolas and he doesn't get sick. I use the Thieves Spray on my throat every day and haven't been sick either.

    I'm with you on tossing out the Teflon and replacing it with cast iron or titanium. Happy cooking!