Our Pirates Blend is a unique combination of essential oils that is based on a formula that is hundreds of years old. The use of similar essential oil blends dates back to the fifteenth century, during the time of the Bubonic Plague or Black Death. This illness was extremely contagious and many of those who contracted it did not survive. People during this time tried countless different remedies and methods to avoid being infected with the plague and saw little success. There were however some people who found a way to help combat the Black Death.
There is a story told about a group of thieves that were captured and arrested for stealing from those who were sick and dying from the plague. Strangely enough, the thieves had not contracted the disease despite coming into close contact with many infected people. The judge that was overseeing the thieves' trial was so interested in how they seemed to be immune to the disease that he offered them a lesser punishment to share their secret. The thieves revealed that they were formerly spice and perfume merchants but had no work because of the effects of the plague on trading. They had learned about the properties of some essential oils through their work and travels and were utilizing that knowledge to help protect themselves. It is believed that they made a similar essential oil blend to Pirates Blend and applied it to their hands, feet, and masks that they wore over their faces.
As time went on, doctors began to utilize this special blend of oils to help protect themselves from the plague. It is said that they would apply the essential oils to their temples, hands, and feet before doing their rounds at the homes of the sick. They may have also applied the essential oil blend to cloth that they stuffed in their famous beak-like masks along with herbs and sometimes honey.
The Importance of EO Blends
Essential oils contain the essence of the plants from which they are extracted. This means that they are naturally complex in their composition and any given essential oil can contain a variety of beneficial properties. While many oils are beneficial on their own, those useful properties can be compounded when they interact with other essential oils. This is commonly known as synergy in the world of aromatherapy. This synergy means that oils with similar effects can be more powerful when they are blended. Some therapeutic effects may also be seen in certain blends that may be different from the individual characteristics of any one essential oil. Blending essential oils can also create unique scents with an amazing amount of depth and different aromatic notes.
Pirates Blend brings together a powerful combination packed with immune-supporting and cleansing benefits that make it perfect for protecting the whole family. Pirates Blend works to combat bacteria in the air and on surfaces for a clean and healthy home. It supports respiratory health and can boost the immune system to help avoid illness. The essential oils that make Pirates Blend come from a variety of different plants that have an amazing synergy together. These essential oils contain antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties that are only compounded by combining them.
Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum) essential oil is extracted from the flower buds of a tree in the Myrtaceae family. The clove tree is native to Indonesia and clove buds are commonly used for culinary purposes.
Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil is extracted from the peels of the fruit of small evergreen trees in the Rutaceae family. Lemon trees are native to parts of India, Myanmar, and China and were historically grown decoratively before culinary and aroma uses were discovered.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) essential oil is extracted from the bark of a small evergreen tree belonging to the Lauraceae family. The tree is native to Sri Lanka and another variety of essential oil can also be extracted from the leaves.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oil is extracted from the leaves of flowering trees in the Myrtaceae family. Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and rarely grow larger than around 30 feet tall.
Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) essential oil is extracted from the leaves of a fragrant shrub in the Lamiaceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is also grown in North America and parts of Africa.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil is extracted from the flowering heads of an herb in the Lamiaceae family. Lavender is native to Africa, Europe, and Asia and is one of the most widely popular essential oils available.
Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) essential oil is extracted from the wood of a coniferous tree in the Cupressaceae family. Cedarwoods are slow-growing trees that are native to eastern North America and can reach up to around 60 feet tall.
Here are some of our favorite ways to use Pirates Blend...
A Healthy Breath Diffuser Blend
- 5 drops of Pirates Blend
- 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Add water to your diffuser up to the fill line. Add drops of the essential oil blend. This diffuser blend recipe is formulated for a 200ml ultrasonic diffuser. Adjust the amount according to the size and directions of your diffuser.
Pirate's Code Hand Soap
- 16 oz Foaming Soap Dispenser
- ¼ cup of Unscented Liquid Castile Soap
- ½ cup of Distilled Water
- 1 tbsp of Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 tbsp of Vegetable Glycerine
- 25 drops of Pirates Blend
Add all ingredients to the foaming soap dispenser, replace the top, and shake well to combine.
Protecting Surface Cleaner
- 16 oz Amber Glass Bottle with Spray Top
- 1 cup of White Vinegar
- 1/2 cup of Distilled Water
- 30 ml of Pirates Blend
- 10 ml of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Combine all the ingredients together into the spray bottle and shake until thoroughly combined. Shake well before each use.
Immunity Priority Foot Oil
- 2 oz Amber Bottle with Dropper Top
- 1 oz of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1 oz of Sweet Almond Oil
- 15 drops of Pirates Blend
- 10 drops of Immune Health Blend
Add ingredients to the bottle and shake to combine. Add a few drops to your palms and massage into the soles of the feet before bed.
Pirates at Sea Bath Salts
- 1 cup of Epsom Salt
- ½ cup of Coarse Mineral Sea Salt
- ¼ cup of Sweet Almond Oil
- 15 drops of Pirates Blend
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and store them in a tightly closing container. Add a handful to a warm bath.
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