Make 29 DIY cleaners with just one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner

via the Young Living Blog

Thieves® Household Cleaner. You know it, you use it, and you love it. If you don’t love it yet, you will after your cleaning is transformed by its strength and versatility. This powerful, ultra-concentrated, plant-based solution is a helpful and naturally derived chore companion—helping you clean everything from wood floors to shower doors. And the best part? It doesn’t have any of the harsh chemicals you’ve removed from your lifestyle. That’s right, you don’t have to worry about what’s in Thieves Household Cleaner. It’s perfect to use around everyone in your whole family. 

Tips for using Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner is safe to use at a 15:1 dilution or higher for most non-porous surfaces. One capful of Thieves Household Cleaner is equal to approximately ½ tablespoon, so ½ cup of water mixed with one capful of cleaner yields a 15:1 dilution. 

Most cleaning applications use 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner—more concentrated dilutions may be necessary for some uses.

For best results, mix only the amount of cleaner that you will need to use right away.

Before using Thieves Household Cleaner, do a small spot test in an inconspicuous location, especially on wood, plastic, fabric, and granite.

Do not use this product on soft plastics or vinyl.


29 DIY cleaners with Thieves Household Cleaner

We made 29 cleaners with less than one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner! With 60-65 capfuls of the cleaner in each 14.4 fl. oz bottle, we had plenty to spare even after making each of these solutions. Keep reading to find out how to use Thieves Household Cleaner in all areas of your home! 

Kitchen cleaners

1. Rubbish bin scrub

Clean stains and deodorise! 

Empty trash can and fill with water.

Pour 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner directly into the can (1 capful for a small can, 2 for a large one).

Let sit for several hours.

If needed, scrub stubborn stains with a brush.

Empty can and wipe dry.

For an ongoing fresh scent, place a few drops of Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil on a cotton ball and put it in the bottom of the trash can before replacing the liner.

2. Stovetop cleaner

Tackle light and heavy degreasing. In a spray bottle or bowl, combine the following:

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

1 drop Pine essential oil

1 cup water

Apply with cloth to remove buildup; when grease is gone, wipe clean with a damp cloth.

3. Rubbish disposal refresher Refresh the disposal with a clean scent! 

Pour one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner down the disposal.

Let sit 5 minutes.

Add ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar.

Let sit until fizzing stops.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil; pour down the drain.

Turn on disposal and run cold water for 30 seconds.

Pour 3 drops of Purification® essential oil blend in the disposal for an extra-fresh scent.


4. Wood cabinet polish Polish your cabinets and eliminate buildup! In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

5-10 drops Pine essential oil

½ cup olive oil

½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner

Apply evenly to cabinets with a damp cloth. If cabinets have heavy buildup, extra scrubbing may be required.

5. Dishwasher cleaner Clean the inside of the dishwasher! In the bottom of the dishwasher, add the following:

½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner

3 drops Jade Lemon essential oil

1 cup white vinegar

Run empty dishwasher through a full cycle. Do not add detergent.

6. Oven scrub Scrub away baked-on food! In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

½ cup white vinegar

½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner

½ tablespoon dish soap

2 drops Thieves® essential oil blend

Avoiding the heating elements, sprinkle baking soda liberally on the bottom of the oven, and then spray with Thieves Household Cleaner and vinegar.


Let sit until it stops bubbling.

Scrub stubborn spots with a sponge.

Wipe the rest of the cleaner off with a damp cloth and rinse well, making sure to remove all baking soda


7. Microwave cleaner Make your microwave sparkle! In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the following:

1 tablespoon Thieves Household Cleaner

2 cups water

1 drop Purification essential oil blend

Microwave for 2 minutes.

Wipe down the microwave using a damp rag—the heat and steam from the solution in the bowl should make removing grime easy.

8. Stainless steel cleaner Make the outside of appliances shine like a mirror! In a spray bottle, mix the following:

½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner

2 tablespoons olive oil

Buff the cleaner into the stainless steel with a damp, lint-free cloth.

Wipe off excess with a clean, dry cloth.


Bathroom

9. Soft scrub for porous materials Polish yo