Good News Regarding Compliance and Thieves OTC Cough Drops

Good News Regarding Compliance and Thieves OTC Cough Drops

Young Living’s First OTC Products

At the Young Living Grand Convention this week, there was some good news in the area of compliance for two YL products:  Cool Azul pain relief cream and Thieves Cough Drops.  This news came from Young Living’s Facebook page for Conduct and Education.  In this blog post, we are going to focus on the Thieves OTC cough drops.

young living thieves cough drops lozenges

Thieves Cough Drops

The Thieves Cough Drop are considered over-the-counter drugs, and are labeled and marketed distinct from the Lozenges, which will still be available.  They differ from the lozenges in that they contain natural menthol.  Note these are among the first OTC (over-the-counter) drugs that Young Living has on the market, and Young Living is the first essential oil company to market OTC drugs.

What are OTC Drugs?

OTC, or over-the-counter drugs, have been found safe and appropriate for use by individuals without requiring the supervision of a health care professional, and can be purchased without needing prescription.

What Can We Say about Thieves Cough Drops?

Like any drug, there are very strict rules about ingredients, guidelines, dosage, labeling, and … marketing.  As far as what you can say about the Thieves cough drops, Young Living advises that we stick to what the labeling says about the product.  Here’s the brochure, with everything you need to know about them, and a product summary.  We can say things like they provide cough and sore throat relief, cools nasal passages, relieves coughs, and soothes sore throats.  We can’t say, however, that the cough drops support a healthy respiratory system.


The introduction of OTC products is great news for Young Living and its independent distributors, and keep in mind that the Thieves Lozenges are just one of these OTC products.  When marketing them, our best bet is to stick to what the Young Living labels and brochures have to say about them.

Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Essential Oil

Young Living’s Thieves Essential Oil Blend has a truly fascinating history.  It was inspired by the legend of four cunning French thieves from the 15th century who specialized in robbing the homes and bodies of victims of the Black Plague.  They were able to enter plague-ridden areas, and even touch the dead bodies of plague victims, without contracting the disease themselves.  What was their secret?  A blend of natural herbs and spices, including rosemary and clove.

Young Livings Thieves essential oil blend


Young Living’s Thieves is a modern combination of 100% natural clove, lemon, cinnamon, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils.  This blend is unbelievably versatile, and can be ingested, applied to the skin, or diffused.

To support overall wellness*, you can combine 1 drop of Thieves essential oil with 2 drops of Orange essential oil and add it to your favorite beverage.  You can also add a single drop of Thieves to hot tea to add an especially spicy (and healthy) zing.


Some Thieves users claim that just adding a single drop to a glass of water (and stirring it thoroughly!) every morning has kept those nasty colds at bay.  When they are around someone with a cold, they simply take that single drop of Thieves up to three times a day and don’t seem to catch a cold.

During those times of the year when colds and flu are rampant, many Thieves users diffuse Thieves essential oil through their home or office.

Young Living dew drop diffuser

Young Living offers Thieves in a variety of forms useful for both home and work:

Thieves surface wipes
Thieves waterless hand purifier
Thieves foaming hand soap
Thieves essential oil household cleaner
Thieves essential oil bar soap
Thieves spray

If you are trying to keep from getting sick during cold and flu season, give some thought to trying out Thieves essential oil blend and products. Contact us at

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat cure, or prevent any disease.