According to the records, these brothers were the sons of a perfumer and herbalist. They would protect themselves from ‘the plague’ with a secret recipe of Thieves® Oil’s natural ingredients including cloves and rosemary that they had come to respect as protective and healing medicinal agents. Later, the robbers were captured and given a lighter sentence in exchange for their recipe.
You’ve probably come across others talking about a particular oil blend that has a name that is a synonymous with “robber.” The modern-day version of this oil is simply a blend of several essential oils that are known for their infection-fighting properties. Anyone can make it if you know the ratios for mixing.