I have always been passionate about looking at labels and safeguarding my family from toxins. I used to clean my house with vinegar! I have also purchased other products that I thought were “clean” because of the way they were marketed. I have been using Thieves Concentrate to clean my entire house for almost a year and a half now! I cannot BELIEVE how simple and affordable it has been to clean every surface of my home with ONE bottle of Thieves. It is infused with essential oils and all plant based. Over 5,000 of my blog readers have joined me in loving Thieves!!!
Why make the switch?
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 caused biological mutations, 218 caused reproductive problems, 146 (they knew) caused cancerous tumors, but were allowed in the United States, even though they were banned in other countries around the world. Twenty-six seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body. The average woman applies 300 chemicals a day to her body (80 before breakfast!
The top 10 most dangerous chemicals in your home are: air fresheners (like plug ins or candles), chemical cleaning supplies for your counters, floors, toilets, drain and oven cleaners, furniture polish, dishwasher soap, and dish soap are also culprits.
What happens to your body when it is chemically overloaded?
Most of us feel it as lethargy, inability to focus, sleep trouble, chronic inflammation, unexplained pain, fibromyalgia, skin issues, adult acne, hormone inbalance, hot flashes, stress, anxiety, and fear. If you face any of these issues, it’s time to kick chemicals to the curb. For me, I saw my skin completely clear up! No more hormonal breakouts!
Looking to ditching the toxic chemicals in your home? One of the EASIEST switches you can make in your home is your cleaning products!
What is Thieves?
Thieves essential oil is a blend of 5 powerful Young Living oils. It’s uplifting, and energizing. And it is one of the most famous oils in all of Young Living. The Thieves blend contains Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon, and Cinnamon. It’s based on the legend of the four thieves in Marseilles (mar-say) France, dating from the time of the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague. Century after century, from the 1300’s to the 1700’s, outbreaks claimed up to half of the population of Europe. As history has it, the group allegedly confessed they used it with protection against the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead.
Where to get Thieves?
You can buy Thieves at retail from Young Living. But the better value is to grab a thieves starter kit so you get wholesale! Easy as that! And just by getting your starter kit I will send you monthly Newsletters with ways to use Thieves and oils to make your house smell good without using candles, for wellness, cleaning, beauty, and so much more! Go HERE to get started! And keep reading for all my cleaning hacks!!!
All Purpose Cleaner-
Use this recipe for countertops, appliances, walls, etc.
- 1 capful Thieves Cleaner
- 16 oz Water
I also just use one cap of Thieves in my spot cleaner to clean my upholstery too!
You can make all the everyday household cleaning items from your Thieves Concentrate! Below are some of my Toxic-Free Cleaning Hacks!
**Diluting is NOT required! We have found that diluting the Laundry Soap helps us use the right amount of product. This is a super concentrated cleaner and a little goes a long way! Diluting is NOT required!
Pour half of the bottle of detergent in a large jar or container. Save for later. Add 3 capfuls of Thieves cleaner concentrate and 10 drops oil of your choice. Top jar with water and shake.
Boost the laundry soap with essential oils-
- Lemon is a fabric brightener
- Lavender for Scent
- Eucalyptus for Stains
TIP: Add Molly’s suds directly to wash for whitening. Add Arm and Hammer washing soda to Fight Odor or tough stains.
Fill a 16 oz spray bottle with the following:
- 1/3 Thieves Dish Soap
- 1/3 Thieves Laundry Detergent
- 1/3 Distilled Water
- 2 drops of lemon or eucalyptus oil per ounce
Apply to any stains and then wash as regular
I love using this in my sink, to clean my stove, and really anything that you might have used soft scrub or a magic eraser on!
- Combine equal parts Bon Ami and Thieves Cleaner Concentrate *you might need a little more Bon Ami if it is too running
- Add tea tree oil for mold issues, citrus oils for a fresh smell, or oregano for extra cleaning power
- Mix well and store in an airtight container
Dish Soap Hack-
It might surprise you that dish soap has toxins! I was shocked to find that out. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is what makes a lot of dish soap foam up, it can also be a skin irritant and cause other issues. I highly recommend looking into what you are using to “clean” your dishes!
Thieves Dish Soap- Pour half the bottle of the dish soap in a jar or container and save for later. Add 2 tsp baking soda and 5 drops lemon oil. Top with water and shake. **Diluting Thieves dish soap is not required, but stretches the super concentrated product.
You can DIY your own dishwasher pods! Or just buy the Thieves Dishwasher Powder (that is what I use).
Mix all the ingredients together below. Once mixed scoop into ice tray and let it sit overnight. Store pods in the airtight jar.
- 1 c washing soda
- 1 c baking soda
- 1/2 c citric acid
- 1 tbs thieves cleaner
- 1 cup water
- 10 drops lemon oil
Toilet Bowl Cleaner-
I will say I often just add a scoop of my soft scrub mixture right into the toilet and clean with the toilet bowl cleaner. Or just make this-
Mix all the ingredients below, then put into an empty Thieves dish soap bottle or other plastic squirt bottle.
- 3/4 cup Baking Soda
- 3/4 Warm Water
- 1/4 Cup Castile Soap
- 1/4 Cup Vinegar
- 1/8 cup Hydrogen Peroxide
- 2 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner Concentrate
- 5 drops of essential oil of your choice for scent
- Shake well before each use
2.6 qt airtight container, paper towels (or reusable paper towels).
Remove the inner cardboard roll. Mix together:
- 2 cups water
- 3 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner
- 10 drops Citrus Fresh Oil.
Pour half the mixture into an airtight container. Add the towels and pour the remaining mixture over the tops. Pull wipes from the middles to use.
- 1 capful Thieves Cleaner
- 2 Tbs Water
Mix in a shallow glass dish and add jewelry. Let sit for ten minutes.
Wood Furniture Cleaner-
- 1 capful Thieves Cleaner
- 1 cup olive oil
- Optional 5 drops orange oil
Mix all ingredients into a 16 oz glass bottle. Spray cleaner on cloth or directly on wood and polish.
Window and Glass Cleaner-
- 1/4 tsp Thieves Cleaner
- 16 oz Distilled Waer
- 1 Tbs White Vinegar
- 3 drops Peppermint Oil
Mix in glass spray bottle. Use on Mirrors, windows and other glass.
- 8 oz Foaming Dispenser
- 2 tbs Castile Soap
- 20 Drops essential oil
- fill the rest with water.
Our favorite foaming dispenser can be found here. Also, find our custom label that fits this bottle here.
***Not into DIY? Grab the 32 oz foaming hand soap refill #3594 and pour into your own dispensers!
Fruit and Veggie Wash-
- 3 cups of Water
- 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
Let veggies and fruit sit in a bowl with mixture (or the sink for a big produce haul) ***Young Living sell a Fruit and Veggie Soak #5352
Ready to toss all of those chemicals? Below is your Shopping List!
- Thieves dish soap #5350
- Thieves laundry soap #5349
- Thieves household cleaner concentrate #3743
- Lemon Essential Oil #3578
- Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil #3539
- Citrus Fresh Essential Oil #3318
- Baking soda
- Castile soap
- Bon Ami
- White Vinegar
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1 Paper towel roll
- Distilled water
- Soft Scrub Jar
- Spray Bottles
- 16 oz Pump Bottles
- Plastic Squirt Bottle or use empty thieves Dish Soap Bottle
- Foaming Hand Soap Pump
- Wipes Container
You can buy Thieves at retail from Young Living OR better value is to grab a starter kit so you get wholesale! Easy as that! And just by getting your starter kit I will send you monthly Newsletters with ways to use Thieves and oils to make your house smell good without using candles, for wellness, cleaning, beauty, and so much more! Go HERE to get started!