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Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils!

Spring is less than 6 weeks away!  Do you believe it?!  I am ready!  I can’t wait to rid our home of all things winter – pack the warm clothes and snow boots away, clean all traces of snow, ice and salt from windows, floors, walls, furniture and most importantly, disinfect and freshen up from all the winter blah!  Spring cleaning will be so much easier, affordable and SAFER this year since we started using Young Living Essential Oils and more specifically, Thieves Household Cleaner!

What is Thieves Household Cleaner?

If you are looking to detoxify your home of chemical cleaners, Thieves Household Cleaner is for you!  What is so great about it?  It is an ALL-NATURAL, ALL-PURPOSE and very AFFORDABLE cleaner.  We literally use it for everything!   It is made with renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants AND contains Thieves and Lemon essential oils.

Thieves Household cleaner comes in 2 sizes.  The largest size is 64 oz. and as a Wholesale Member, you would pay $85.25.  This sounds like a lot, but it is NOT and here is why – the 64 oz. bottle makes 128, 30 oz. bottles.  This means each 30 oz. bottle is .67 cents!  I don’t think there is a household cleaner on the market that cheap!  The smaller bottle is 14.4 fl oz. and as a Wholesale Member it is $22.00.  This makes 29, 30 oz. bottles at $1.32 each.  Talk about a steal!  Obviously, it’s a much larger investment to buy the 64 oz. bottle, so if you are new to Young Living, the 14.4 fl oz. bottle is a good place to start!

Check out some of the dilution ratios that Young Living recommends that we’ve used:

  • Light degreasing 60:1
  • Medium degreasing 30:1
  • Heavy degreasing 15:1
  • Floors 100:1
  • Walls 30:1
  • Upholstery, fabrics and carpet spotting 40:1
  • Carpet 100:1
  • Glass 320:1
  • Pots and pans 100:1
  • Hand cleaner 1:1

If you don’t own Thieves Household Cleaner you can use many essential oils for all of your cleaning needs!  Here are some of our favorites – Thieves, Lemon, Purification, Lavender and Melaleuca to just name a few.  All of these oils are included in the Premium Starter Kit.  See my order oils page for more information.

Cleaning Solution Recipes

Check out some of my family’s favorite recipes for cleaning our home.  All are made with Thieves Household cleaner and/or Young Living Essential Oils.  As with anything new, please be sure to spot test before cleaning your upholstery, fabric or carpet.

Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner

In a 32 oz. high-quality and hard plastic bottle mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 15-20 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  3. Fill the rest with water

Window and Mirror Cleaner

For this cleaner, it is advised to use a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, because Lemon essential oil will be added and citrus oils can erode plastic.

Mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Deep Clean Scrubbing Solution

In a glass jar mix the following well to form a thick paste to clean sinks and tubs:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 cup of baking soda

Wood Floor Cleaner 

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon or Orange essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon of Castile soap
  5. Fill the rest with water

Tile and Grout Cleaner

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Purification essential oil and/or Lemon essential oil
  3. 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Goo Cleaner

Add 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to any surface with stubborn “goo,” such as, gum, oil, grease spots, crayon, marker, stickers and more!


Refrigerator Refresher

After using the Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner seen above, freshen up your refrigerator by adding 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and placing it inside.


Room Freshener

In a home diffuser add the following:

  1. 4 drops of Lemon essential oil
  2. 4 drops of Purification essential oil
  3. Fill to the line with distilled or purified water

*Or check out my post, “Homemade Air Freshener with Essential Oils,” for another option.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!  If you are just checking out this blog and would love to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, send me your email address and I will connect you with great resources!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

2.  Young Living Product Information Pages

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎