The sun is finally out in D.C. which means I have to look at the mess winter left me in my garden, start thinking about opening windows, and spring cleaning!
Since I've loved using essential oils from Young Living in every other aspect of my life from health, to sleep, to fitness, I was excited to learn more about their all-natural cleaning products like Thieves Household Cleaner! I am always buying "Green Cleaner" products at large stores like Target and usually paying around $3-4 for them, so when I learned Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrate I was curious to figure out more! For most all-purpose cleaning, you use the concentrate by diluting 30 parts of water to 1 part of Thieves Household Cleaner. That breaks down to one 64 oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate = about 128 all-purpose spray bottles (30 oz. each) for about 88 cents a bottle. If you are a wholesale member it's 67 cents a bottle!! That’s cheaper than most all-natural cleaners on the market!! Hello savings!
Here's what I did to "make my own" green cleaner:
Purchased: Thieves Household Cleaner (since I'm a wholesale member) the price was (67 cents a bottle).
Purchased: Basic Spray Bottle from Target ($2.99)
Added I cap of Thieves and 1 cup of water
*I chose to add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil as well that came with my Premium Starter Kit since I was cleaning windows and kids art projects this weekend, which tend to be sticky.
One of the biggest questions I always get from my friends, clients, and family is I don't get how you "appear" to have so much time and do so much. Honestly, I really don't have more time than you. I really just try to keep things simple. Trust me I grew up watching "Out of This World" and if given a genie's bottle I would probably pick Evie's power to have the ability to freeze time on Earth by joining two fingers....but, that's probably not going to happen!
The genie's bottle for household cleaning is really Thieves. Keep it simple. There's no guessing behind what you can and can't use Thieves for to clean. It does everything under the kitchen sink and more saving you time and money! Check out how to use Thieves for cleaning:
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 clean hands.
Exercise Equipment: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2-3 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 clean.
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 clean.
Dishes: Mix 1/2 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3cups of water to clean pots and pans.
Windows 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.
Garbage Pans: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. Consider placing a cotton ball with 2-3 drops of Purification essential oil to keep trash can smelling clean.
For exterior and heavy duty garbage cans, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2-3 cups of water (use less water for heavier degreasing) in a bucket. Take garbage cans outside and use cleaning cloth to thoroughly clean. Use spray hose to rinse and let dry outside.
Wood Cabinets and Floors: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of olive oil (add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil for a fresh lemon scent). Wipe down wooden cabinets, tables and other wooden furniture to remove dirt and clean surfaces.
Stains on clothing: Use Thieves Household Cleaner without dilution on the stain. Scrub gently with a small brush until the stain is gone.
What is Thieves Household Cleaner?
It’s hard to believe, but Thieves Household Cleaner is truly an all-in-one natural cleaner that’s non-toxic, yet super effective.
It’s made with 100% plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including:
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