And given the way things have been going in 2020, I'm not surprised!
I hate to clean. No, that’s not strong enough. I LOATHE cleaning. However, when I have to, I do not want to use something with a bunch of toxic chemicals that could be hazardous to my family’s health.
I’ve got three children as well as four-legged furry family members to watch out for!
Of course, with kids and pets come spills, mess and dirt. It could be anything from paint spilled on the floor, to grass stains on the jeans, to coffee spilled on the couch. As for the pets …. let’s just say that sometimes they don’t make it outside before nature calls. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, yikes!
You would think with all of this mess, I would keep an arsenal of cleaning products under my sink. You would be wrong.
I USED to keep everything from bleach, to abrasive cleaners, to glass cleaner, stove cleaner, dust remover, stain lifters, carpet cleaners, bug spray. But not anymore. Why?
Because I found the BEST cleaner I've ever used.
All of that other stuff? Gone! I don’t need it anymore! This stuff gets rid of mildew, cleans my carpets, get’s rid of grease, washes my dishes, helps clean my laundry and helps me keep insects and spiders away.
I have even added a few drops of Purification and Lavender and cleaned my dogs with it when I didn’t have time to give them a full-on bath.
Reagan and Zelda
Have you heard of Thieves Household Cleaner?
You can’t get it in stores. When I first joined Young Living I kept hearing from other people how great this non-toxic cleaner was. I was a little skeptical about everyone’s testimonies, mostly because I couldn’t believe one product could do everything they said it could. But it truly is the best cleaner I have ever used. It’s super effective.
So what’s in it? 100% plant – and mineral-based ingredients, including:
Why It’s Economical
Because you’re not buying a million different products for a million different uses, you save time and money by buying one cleaning product. That means you save gas because you’re not making multiple trips to the grocery store (or Target!) to get your cleaning supplies. You will have one, non-toxic, super-efficient cleaner to do it all.
And, because Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrate, you only need to use a small amount and dilute it with water to get the job done. For instance, for most all-purpose cleaning, you would just need to dilute 30 parts of water to 1 part of Thieves Household Cleaner. If you break that done by ounces, one 64 oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate equals about 128 all-purpose spray bottles (30 oz. each). That’s about 88 cents a bottle! Can you even FIND a non-toxic all-natural cleaner on the market at that price? I can’t!
Want more in-depth Dilution Ratios? Here you go!
- All-purpose cleaning – 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner
- Heavy degreasing – 15 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner
- Light degreasing – 60 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner
- Glass and windows – 50-100 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner
Check out the title graphic for this post at the top of the page. This is what it did for me when one of my kids let a pot of pasts boil over for about 8 minutes one night. That wasn’t as bad as the time around Christmas when I had a runaway boilover of melted sugar!
Have you ever had that happen to you? Rock-hard, stuck-to-the-surface, thought-I-would-never-get-it-off panic! Thieves Household Cleaner, Baking Soda and some elbow grease got that stuff unstuck and super clean in no time!
Here is a list of 20 uses for Thieves Household Cleaner
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water. Clean the outside of the fridge, including top, doors, and exterior water and ice areas. Clean the inside of the fridge, including shelves, produce drawers, doors, ice tray, etc. Plus, you don’t have to worry that your produce is touching toxic chemical residue when you store them.
2. Kitchen appliances
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of water. Clean stovetops, ovens, microwaves, toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, mixers, etc. Want to easily clean the interior of a microwave? Fill a microwave safe container with 2 cups of water. Place in microwave and heat for 5-10 minutes. The steam will make it easy to clean up food and food particles.
3. Light fixtures
First, dust light fixtures and bowls. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Clean fixtures, glass bowls, etc. to remove dirt and sticky residue.
4. Kitchen pantry, bathroom vanity, cupboards, inside drawers, under sinks
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water. Wipe down kitchen surfaces to remove dirt, sticky residue, etc.
5. Wooden cabinets, tables, furniture
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of olive oil (add 2-3 drops of Lemon or Orange essential oil for a fresh citrus scent). Wipe down wooden cabinets, tables and other wooden furniture to remove dirt and clean surfaces.
6. Sinks and countertops
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray sinks, countertops and backsplash and wipe clean to remove dirt and grime.
7. Garbage cans
For interior garbage cans, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray trash cans and wipe clean to remove dirt and grime.
To clean inside toilets, mix 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/2 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to a toilet brush. Clean inside of toilet bowl and let sit for a few minutes before flushing.
9. Mildew and grout
Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1/2 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray grout or surfaces with mildew. Let sit for a couple of minutes. Use a small brush to get mildew stains out. Use less water for stronger concentration as needed.
10. Windows, window sills and mirrors
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4-5 cups of water (add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil for a fresh lemon scent and/or 1 tsp of white vinegar for streak-free clean). Clean windows, sills and mirrors to remove dirt, sticky residue and grime.
11. Walls, outlets and vents
First, dust all wall and outlet surfaces. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Clean walls, outlets and vents to remove dirt and grime.
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4 cups of water (add 2-3 drops of Lemon or Orange essential oil for a fresh citrus scent and/or 1 tsp of white vinegar for streak-free clean). Clean windows, sills and mirrors to remove dirt, sticky residue and grime.
13. Carpet and upholstery cleaner
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with about 6 cups of water and add to carpet or steam cleaner. Clean rugs, carpets and upholstery to remove dirt and grime.(Spot test in an inconspicuous location first.)
14. Dishwasher detergent
Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to the bottom of the dishwasher to clean dishes.
15. Pots and pans
Mix 1/2 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3cups of water to clean pots and pans.
16. Laundry detergent
Add 1-2 capfuls (depending on load size) of Thieves Household Cleaner to washer to clean clothes.
17. Baby and kids toys
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray toys, play equipment, train tables, doll houses, toy organizers or shelves, etc. to remove dirt and naturally sanitize to kill germs.
18. Exercise equipment, yoga mats, weights, exercise balls, etc.
Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2-3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray yoga mats, weights, exercise balls and even your shoes to remove dirt and naturally sanitize to kill germs.
19. Hand cleaner
Mix 1/2 cup of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1/2 cups of water and add to a foaming soap bottle. Use as needed to naturally sanitize hands.
20. Stain remover
Got a tough stain on your clothes? Use Thieves Household Cleaner without dilution on the stain. Scrub gently with a small brush until the stain is gone.
I cannot tell you again, how much I love this cleaner! Try some for yourself and you will LOVE it too!
Want to try some for yourself? I've got samples headed my way and I'd be more than happy to send one to you! Just hit that contact button and ask!