I am a hard core fan of any product that will help me save money, save space (I live in a tiny house on wheels), is non-toxic, is good for the environment, and will help me simplify my life! Young Living offers a product that does exactly that. Thieves Household Cleaner is the one product that makes it possible to ditch tons of toxic products used in the home every day. and replacing it with one simple product that is the work horse of the product line.
These six basic recipes will help you simplify your cleaning life:
Window Spray Cleaner: 1/8 of a teaspoon of Thieves Household Cleaner + two cups of water in a spray bottle.
Multi-Purpose Spray Cleaner: I teaspoon Thieves Household Cleaner + two cups of water in a spray bottle. Use as a dusting spray, carpet spot cleaner, toilet cleaner, kitchen counter spray, bathroom cleaning spray, daily shower cleaner, grout cleaner, mold removers, garden pest control, pet odor remover, floor cleaner, air freshening spray, stain spray/stain stick in the laundry, and as a bleach replacement. In short, this spray will banish the ICK from every area of your home including exercise equipment, toys, diaper pail, high chair, baseboards, pet areas, furniture, door knobs, walls, tires, luggage, car tires, and car interior.
Tip: Combine the above recipe in a canning jar and stuff in handkerchiefs/cut up t-shirt squares/old rags for ready-to-go environmentally friendly wipes. Use, launder, and repeat.
Heavy De-greasing: 1 teaspoon Thieves Household Cleaner + 1 cup of water for tough jobs.
Wood Cleaner: One cup Thieves Household Cleaner + 1 cup of olive oil to be used on wood furniture, cabinets, and tables. Not for use on wooden floors.
Floors: 1 teaspoon Thieves Household Cleaner + 1 tablespoon white vinegar + four cups hot water for floor cleaner.
Carpet and Mattress Cleaner: 1 1/2 cups Baking Soda + 1/4 teaspoon Thieves Household Cleaner. Combine and allow to sit overnight to blend. Sprinkle on your mattress and carpet, allow to sit 2-3 hours then vacuum.
Using this cleaner, you will no longer need to purchase all those plastic containers of various expensive cleaners! What a win for your pocket AND the environment AND it simplifies your life! One product = SO MANY USES!
Thieves Household Cleaner depends on the powerhouse combination of clove, cinnamon, rosemary, and lemon essential oils based on the legend of a number of thieves in 15th century France. The legends speculate that the thieves believed that wearing this special combination of botanicals provided protection while they were stealing. French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula to the king. Gary Young added eucalyptus to the combination and it’s become one of the best values (and perhaps one of the best kept secrets) of all cleaning products. One bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner is a useful concentrate that will replace all your favorite household cleaners and rid your home of harmful toxins in the process.