Honest Review of Thieves Household Cleaner

Honest Review of Thieves Household Cleaner

As you may be well aware, I was introduced 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 harmful chemicals as possible! 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. And I LOVE the smell of Thieves!

Gorgeous blue glass bottles actually have a purpose. The blue glass protects the fluid from UV rays that can weaken the EOs strength.

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 divine goodness 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 moths to a year depending on how much you’re cleaning and how concentrated you’re using it.

PIN ME! Here’s a chart for reference!
Any time you need a little extra strength, just add another capful. I didn’t even add the toilet bowl cleaner because I literally just add a capful right in the toilet and scrub! Easy as pie!

Here’s a link to 29 DIY cleaners made with Thieves household cleaner!

Please post in the comments if you’ve you ever thought about trying essential oils! Feel free to ask me questions about them!

Who’s already with Young Living? What’s your favorite product? This is probably my favorite because it’s practical, effective, and smells good!

As with most of my essential oil posts, I’ll share my link with you here to the Young Living catalog (affiliate disclosure below). Feel free to ask me any questions by email or in the comments!

(*** If you buy anything from Young Living through this link, I’ll receive some free products for sharing with you!***)

Have a great day, friends!

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Natural Sharpie Remover (Works on Skin)

Natural Sharpie Remover (Works on Skin)
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When you show your toddler how to write their name, chances are they’ll be more inclined to practice on their own. And chances are if you have a toddler, they will find permanent markers that you didn’t even know you had.

My toddler recently practiced his A’s in Sharpie on our Golden Ecru walls. Then in few short seconds of his undercover work, he managed to add some black strokes to his face also. Sometimes I try to wash the pen ink off with a wet cloth, or let it fade with the week (instead of washing with harsh chemicals). But I’ve been using this one natural miracle remover!

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent
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One thing I’ve learned through my laundry detergent research (and other household products), is that you can’t trust the label. “Plant-based” or “natural” mean nothing when you’re looking for nontoxic fixes. In the USA “natural” has no real legal definition. So, you have to educate yourself a bit on the ingredients on the back label.

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Essential Oil Gift Ideas

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Essential oils for gifts! Are you on board?

Here’s why I went from “oils are a fad” to “they’ve changed my life!” And here are some gift ideas for you! 

A gift box filled with little glass bottles, luxury soaps, beauty products, and more. Can you just picture how exciting that would be to open?

It’s so fun to smell all of the scents and to decide how you’re going to use them. And the gift of wellness is always worth it!

For those of you who are too stubborn to try them like I was, they’re 100% worth it! I promise! 

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Week 1 of Essential Oils [What It Did For My Family]

Week 1 of Essential Oils [What It Did For My Family]

Let's have a cup

Here’s what essential oils really did for my family on the first week.

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Last week, I was anxiously waiting the arrival of the delivery guy with my Young Living starter kit. When I saw him pull in, I paced around the house, snatched the box, then had that thing opened up before he could even pull away. 😀

Yes, I was that excited!

Here’s why!

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Hopping on the Essential Oil Bandwagon

Hopping on the Essential Oil Bandwagon

Essential oils have really made a break into society. When they became really popular a few years ago, I wondered why. Here is my discovery.

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Why Essential Oils?

After going to an oil party a few months ago (for Young Living), I fell in love! At the party, oil diffusers set the mood with relaxing lavender, lemon oil flavored the water (while detoxing), and the Thieves household cleaner actually works! I was given generous samples to try at home and absolutely loved the results!

With some previous knowledge of natural remedies, I knew I wanted to try some products with less side effects. Think about it, every medicine you take has possible side effects. Natural is just safe.

There are so many more benefits to using essential oils and I will share those with you along my personal journey.

I had never really thought about how many toxins are in my house, and how they may be affecting our overall health. But after that, I’m going to be much more mindful!

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Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

Going for it

So, I just wanted to share that I am finally hopping on the essential oil bandwagon. And I am so excited! This has been on the top of my wish list for months! Thanks to a friend who got me started ;-)!

When I hear mindful living, this is what I think of. Taking out all the extra. All the bad. And transitioning to bringing the right things into our home. I know it will be a slow process to making the switch, but I know that we will be living a happy, healthier lifestyle.

Not to mention, we could all use a little mood-enhancing diffuser, sending quiet steam puffs of relaxation, all throughout our homes! (By the way, I went to that party with all three of my kids, and left there relaxed, so that’s why I’m this excited!)

My package will be here any day now and I cannot wait to share with you how awesome all of the Young Living products are!

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One of the samples I received from the oil party!

Did you know

They also carry natural products for:

  • kids
  • hygiene
  • makeup
  • detox
  • food
  • laundry
  • dishes
  • pets
  • more

Learn more about essential oils here!

Save on your next order by starting out with a starter kit using this link!

For those of you who use them already, which is your favorite essential oil (and use)?