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Where it started for me
My parents were always resourceful. Growing up, we had a garden and my Mom was mindful about what went into our bodies. As I got older, I became conscious of using plant based products, like Burt’s Bee’s chapstick. Heck, one of my science projects was about homeopathy. The experiment was to see if a homemade oatmeal face mask was effective. Nothing beats the quality ingredients Mother Nature has to offer.
One thought has been consistent for me, though. What comes straight from the Earth (usually) is best! I really care about what goes into my body and my family’s bodies.
A friend from church introduced me to essential oils in Fall of 2017. My only interest was in lavender essential oil, which I thought was just a smell good oil. Was I ever wrong!
I thought essential oils were just a trendy product. I was wrong about that, too. Like many people who have never tried them or are new to the process, I was clueless. Essential oils have literally been used for thousands of years, which earns them a lot of credentials (for their health benefits) if you ask me!
I still plainly admit that I still rely on modern medicine. If my doctor prescribes me a prescription, I have no problem taking it. If I have a migraine, I immediately pop an Excedrin. And I absolutely 100% still vaccinate my children!
But, I love this idea of mindfully living! I love the idea of switching out as many toxic chemicals as possible! I mean, why on Earth would you use harmful products to clean your home with? Products that require you to wear gloves or use proper ventilation. I love the idea that I can hand a Thieves spray bottle over to my little helpers without worrying if they’ll get some cleaner on their skin. After all, our largest organ, our skin, absorbs the quickest.
And I LOVE the smell of Thieves!
We don’t typically question the big brands we grew up. But, it’s natural to question things we aren’t as familiar with. So, let’s see if I can answer anything you might be curious about!
Is it actually effective to clean with?
According to some sources, it is over 99% effective in killing germs. Apparently you can order petri dishes on Amazon and do your own at-home test. However, in being transparent, I have never done the lab testing myself. I do know that the cleaner works well enough to remove that boiled over gunk off my stove top, as well as other problem-areas. I also trust the research I’ve done and the reviews of my friends who also use essential oils. In fact, the Hudsons’s YouTube channel (I shared with you earlier) is BIG into essential oils and have great things to say about the health benefits!
What does it smell like?
It smells like baking spices, therapeutic-style. The essential oils (in order) used in this are clove, lemon, cinnamon, rosemary and eucalyptus. The cinnamon definitely stands out in the rankings!
How do I use it?
There are so many ways to use Thieves household cleaner! You can use it an an all-purpose spray, glass spray, scouring scrub, disinfectant, toilet bowl cleaner, laundry detergent, spot cleaner, degreaser, mold and mildew cleaner, wood polish, appliance and stainless steel polish, and mop solution.
Check out the Pin I made for you below!
How long does one bottle last?
That 14.4 Fl. OZ. bottle is ultra concentrated. So basically I add 1 capful of this to a spray bottle and top off with water. The very same spray bottle should last you a few weeks. If you have a bottle of this on hand and use it for EVERYTHING, it may last anywhere between 6 months to a year depending on how much you’re cleaning and how concentrated you’re using it.
Is it expensive?
In all fairness, I was a little surprised initially with the cost of Young Living. …Until I realized you need to dilute your oils per use. So from one bottle you can make degreaser, scouring scrub, window cleaner, all purpose spray, spot cleaner, etc. And it’s not very hard. Most of these you add water or baking soda (which is 50 cents at Aldi). Most companies already dilute their products for you and then upsell.
A bottle of Thieve cleaner costs $22.50 if you’re a member. Or nonmembers will spend about $30. So in one bottle, you replace all the cleaners under your kitchen sink. There are about 60 capfuls in one bottle. So, if you were making basic all purpose spray alone, you could make 60 bottles and each spray bottle would cost you 37 cents as a member.
You might want to think about signing up if you’re interested. If you’re anything like me, those extra dollars saved by having the membership will give you more product in return and keep more in your wallet!
Recieve 24% off retail price on all Young Living products after purchasing your first starter kit! The kit comes with 12 oils; Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Thieves, Digize, Frankincense, Copaiba, Panaway, Peace and Calming, Valor, and Stress Away. The kit also includes a gorgeous diffuser, a small spray bottle of Thieves cleaner, Thieves hand sanitizer, and samples of Ningxia Red (yummy antioxidant drink). This kit can replace your candles, cleaners, various things from your medicine cabinet, and some hygiene products.
Or you can purchase anything from the Thieves line; cleaner, hand sanitizer, hand soaps, dish soap, and more. If you don’t sign up as a member first, though, you will spend nearly a quarter more on all of the products.
Honestly, Thieves cleaner is one of my absolute favorites from Young Living! It’s the most practical, most versatile product.
The smell reminds me of the very first time I was welcomed in my friend’s home. I just kept telling her, “it just smells so good in here!” I left there with all 3 of my little, wild boys feeling so relaxed (with the mixed aroma of lavender oil diffusing).
You must have found your way to my blog for a reason. I can tell your gears are turning like mine did. If it’s a budget thing like it was for me, try a little sample first. You won’t regret it!
Feel free to ask questions in the comments section below! 😊
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