Four Thieves Vinegar

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This special wash has a long rich history and has been associated with death (i.e the plague and prevention of illness);it is used as a mosquito repellent due to its strong odor. Some versions can be used as a salad dressing. Currently, it is a popular recipe for personal protection, to get immunity, to provoke dissent, and to get rid of enemies.

Some recipes call for red wine vinegar, others say cider vinegar. Mixed with various herbs-- rosemary (strong antiseptic), wormwood (bitter herb), lavender (contains pleasant scent), peppermint (with volatile oil), rue (bitter herb), and sage (has lymphatic properties) -- some added thyme, and garlic.