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12 Days of Thieves Clean

Day 1 – Why Thieves?

 

Woo-hoo! Today we’re kicking off our 12 days of Thieves – clean home challenge.

It’s the perfect time of year to use Thieves to make simple swaps for all your favorite household cleaning products so you can ditch the toxins for good!

Why Household Cleaners?

You may not realize it – I didn’t when I first started – but everyday cleaners in your home like laundry detergent, bleach, soft scrub, dryer sheets, and even air fresheners contain ingredients that are known carcinogens and linked to asthma, allergies and respiratory issues.

And guess who’s most susceptible? Children… because their bodies are so little they can’t detox all those chemicals as fast as adults.

Plus, the littles are right at eye-level when they’re on the floor with all those cleaners under the sink.

Think about the number for poison control on those cleaners… have you ever had to call?

Have you ever had to put locks on your drawers or cabinets to protect your kids from those cleaners?

Well, you don’t have to do that anymore… your family is too important.

Why Thieves?

You know Thieves is amazing. It’s got rosemary, clove, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata and lemon. It’s great for immune support… and for cleaning.

It’s so GOOD that Young Living created a whole line of cleaning products made with Thieves.

It’s safe, it’s budget-friendly, it smells AMAZING, and best of all no more locks on the cabinets.

You can have the kids HELP you clean because our Thieves products are so clean and natural.

Each day during the clean home challenge, we’re going to show you a cleaner you can swap for good with an awesome Thieves alternative. You won’t believe what you’ll be able to do.

 

Day 3 – Thieves Glass + Mirror Cleaner

 

It’s one of my favorite ways to use the Thieves Household Cleaner. A super quick recipe that’s streak free and completely safe! (even if your kiddos like to lick the windows)

How many of you have tried this recipe in your homes?

Day 4: Thieves Dish Soap

 

Have you tried Thieves Dish Soap yet? You can do so much more than wash dishes in the sink.

1. Jewelry Cleaner

Add just a drizzle of Thieves dish soap to jewelry and gently scrub with fingers or a toothbrush. (Tip: keep your cleaner in a jar and you can re use it)

2. Dishwasher

That’s right, not the sink but the dishwasher! Add 4 to 6 drops of thieves dish soap in the detergent compartment and that is it!

You can add vinegar and lemon essential oil OR Thieves Household Cleaner as a rinse aid.

3. Spot Treatment

Just a drizzle on clothes to pre-treat a stain before washing.

4. Spot Treatment on Carpets

Pretty much the same as #3 and I use a damp washcloth to work the stain out.

5. Dilute to Stretch Your Dollar

Some members dilute their Thieves Dish Soap to stretch it out into 4 bottles. I just use a little less – like a drop or two on a sponge and water to make it sudsy.

Either way, Thieves Dish Soap is a huge value and you can get your kids to wash the dishes without worrying about what chemicals are in the bottle. WIN!

What’s your Thieves Dish Soap hack?

 

Day 5: Thieves Dishwasher Powder

 

Have you ever looked at your dishwasher detergent? Notice all the chemicals in there? It’s crazy!

The Thieves Dishwasher Powder combines thieves, lemongrass, and orange essential oils with plant based, naturally derived ingredients, designed to take on those dirty dishes.

Smells amazing and it doesn’t leave spots either! I just rinse my dishes off, and stick them in the dishwasher and let this magic powder take care of my dirty work.

One bag will last about 33-35 washes, provided you use the scoop in the bag.

Got hard water?

Use half a scoop to avoid streaks on glasses (and bonus get double the washes in one bag) + add a dash of salt (about 1 tbsp) in with the Thieves Dishwasher Powder in the powder dispenser.

Put some white vinegar in the rinse aid and BOOM! Cleanest dishes ever!

What’s your Thieves Dishwasher Powder tip?

 

Day 6: DIY Soft Scrub

 

Time to ditch the Ajax and Comet for good! Make your own scouring scrub and DIY soft scrub with the cleaning power of Thieves!

Okay so there’s two ways you can do this… easy button and super easy button.

1. DIY Soft Scrub with Thieves Household Cleaner

 

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

1/2 cup baking soda

5 drops Lemon oil

3 drops Thieves oil

Make a paste and clean tubs, tile, or anywhere you need to scrub.

2. DIY Soft Scrub with Thieves Dishwasher Powder

 

Sprinkle Thieves Dishwasher Powder on a surface like tub, tile, toilets, pots and pans, and then get a wet sponge and clean with the gentle abrasiveness of the powder.

Super easy right? THIS is how I clean my pots and pans.
Which one do you use? Or share your fave DIY soft scrub recipe and how you clean those tough stains.

 

Day 7: DIY Thieves Wood Cleaner + Wood PolishRemember Pine-Sol?

 

Yep, I do! I actually used to love the scent of pine on my wood furniture.

But guess what?

They’re not using real pine oil.
The original formulate did but it hasn’t for years… they use artificial fragrance and other chemicals instead.

So just let that sink in… when the kids are walking barefoot on those wooden floors or putting their hands and food on that wooden table… they’re really getting exposed to chemicals.

Um, no thanks!THIS is why we switched over to Thieves.

We wanted to final natural alternatives to clean so that I could feel confidant about my kids walking barefoot on the floor or eating off the kitchen table.

I love️ this DIY Thieves Wood Cleaner. You know Thieves cleans and sanitizes surfaces, while the olive oil helps to condition the wood. The pine oil smells divine too!

DIY Thieves Wood Cleaner

 

1 gallon water

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup Thieves Household Cleaner

4-6 drops Pine essential oil

You can use this for wooden floors, wooden furniture, wooden tables, and any wooden surface you want to clean.

DIY Thieves Wood Polish

 

In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:5-10 drops

Pine essential oil

½ cup olive oil

½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner

 

Use this to polish your wooden cabinets and furniture. Apply evenly to cabinets with a damp cloth. If cabinets have heavy buildup, extra scrubbing may be required.

Have you tried these recipes yet?

 

Day 8: Big List of DIY Thieves Cleaning Tips

 

Okay better save this one… it’s a big list of DIY Thieves cleaning recipes for every room and surface in your home.

1. Trash can scrub

 

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.

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

 

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. Garbage disposal refresher

 

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. Dishwasher cleaner

 

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.

 

5. Oven scrub

 

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.

6. Microwave cleaner

 

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.

7. Stainless steel cleaner

 

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

8. Prevent shower soap scum

 

In a spray bottle, mix the following:

½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner

10 drops Tea Tree essential oil

4 cups water

Spray shower walls and door daily. Squeegee excess off.

9. Shower head/faucet cleaner

 

In a plastic bag, mix the following:

1 teaspoon Thieves Household Cleaner

¾ cup white vinegar

Attach the full bag to faucets and fixtures with rubber bands. Leave for several hours.Scrub with a coarse brush if needed to remove hard water stains. Rinse well.

10. Shower door deep-clean

 

In a spray bottle, mix the following:

½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner

½ cup vinegar

1 tablespoon Thieves Dish Soap

1 cup water

1 drop each Lemon and Grapefruit essential oils

Spray liberally onto the surface and scrub with a sponge to remove spots. Rinse well and dry.

LIVING ROOM

11. Couch and upholstery cleaner

 

Combine 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1-2 cups baking soda.

Mix well. Let sit for 24 hours to thoroughly combine.

Add 5 drops of Lavender essential oil for an extra boost of freshness.Sprinkle lightly over furniture and wait 1 hour.

Use a stiff brush and back-and-forth motions to work the cleaner into the fabric; then vacuum up the excess.

You can also use this technique on car upholstery, mattresses, carpets, and rugs.

12. Ceiling fan cleaner

 

In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

2 cups water Wipe dust off fan blades, light fixture, and ceiling mount with a damp cloth.

Dip the same cloth in the solution and thoroughly wipe down the blades to remove built-up dust.Dry with a clean cloth.

Try this on your air vents, bathroom vents, and anywhere dust gathers!

13. Carpet spot cleaner

 

In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

6 cups water Mix well, apply to the spot, and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat until stain is gone.

 

KIDS

14. Car seat cleaner

 

2 drops of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle.

Spray plastic and fabric lightly and wipe with a soft cloth.

To clean the harness, mix a small amount of baby wash with 2 cups of water. Gently wipe with a soft Avoid hard scrubbing or soaking. Let everything dry completely before using.15.

15. Wall art remover

Remove crayon murals from the walls.

Apply a splash of Thieves Household Cleaner and 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a damp rag.

Wipe drawings off the walls. Repeat until the art is gone.This works well for any goo or gunk on the walls – like dust buildup.

MULTIPURPOSE CLEANERS

16. Tile and laminate floor cleaner

 

In a bucket, mix the following:

1 tablespoon Thieves Dish Soap

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 gallon warm water Use this mixture to mop your tile and laminate floors!

17. Car interior spray

 

In a spray bottle, mix the following:

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

2-3 cups water

 

Spray dash, cupholders, console, interior handles, and more! Then wipe with a damp cloth.

YL tip: Get into hard-to-reach places (e.g., air vents, cupholders) with cotton swabs.

18. Blinds cleaner

 

Mix the following in a bowl:

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

1 cup water

½ cup white vinegar

 

Use an old sock as a cleaning mitt.
Dip the “mitt” into the cleaning solution; go over each slat until they’re all clean.

What else would you add to this list? Let’s share all of our favorite DIY Thieves cleaning recipes.

 

Day 9: Thieves Laundry Soap

 

Did you know Thieves Laundry Soap is a concentrate? One bottle is good for about 64 loads on a HE washer – so it packs a big punch in a small bottle (which I love because that means less waste).

Some members like to use it as a concentrate, while others like to dilute it. Let’s talk about the ways you can use Thieves Laundry Soap…

1. Thieves Laundry Soap Concentrate

Use about 1 tbsp (or 1/2 capful) per load of laundry. That’s it. Super easy and one bottle will last forever. I like it this way because it’s easier for me.

2. Thieves Laundry Soap Diluted

You can turn 1 bottle of Thieves Laundry Soap into 3 bottles! Wow! You don’t pay for water with YL products, friends! They’re highly concentrated and still work great when diluted.

-Pour 1/3 of your Thieves Laundry Detergent into a 32 oz shampoo pump bottle.

-Add two caps of Thieves Household Cleaner.

-Add 10-20 drops of Thieves or Lemon.

-Fill to the top with distilled water.

Use 3-4 pumps in each load depending on how much we are washing.

Which one are you? Do you dilute or use the concentrate?

Day 10: DIY Thieves Stain Remover

 

I’ve posted this before but I feel like we need to talk about it again because it’s AMAZING. I mean who here has kids, pets, husbands, or just do anything that gets clothes dirty? All of us right?

Check out this before and after from Kari Friedman – I mean these are baseball pants with grass and dirt stains. How amazing is that?

DIY Thieves Stain Remover

Soak clothes in water and then hit those stains with THIEVES bar soap.

Spray stains with Thieves Household Cleaner and scrub!!

Finish by adding pants to your regular laundry with Thieves Laundry Soap.

BOOM! Stains gone for good… or at least until the next game.
Who’s going to go out to get some Thieves Bar Soap?!

I mean use those ER points… stock up on Thieves bar soap, Thieves cleaner, Thieves laundry soap.

That’s why Essential Rewards ROCKS!
Who’s tried this? Or share your fave Thieves stain remover hack.

 

Day 11: Thieves Whitening Bleach

 

Who here grew up with bleach for whitening clothes and cleaning bathrooms?

I remember my mom would tie a t-shirt around her nose and mouth, and bring out the rubber gloves to clean our bathrooms and shower curtains.

Ugh! I can still remember the scent that would hit my nose and instantly make my eyes water.

I don’t know how she did it.
Now I know that I don’t need chlorine bleach to whiten my clothes and sanitize my home…

I’ve got THIEVES!

DIY Thieves Bleach Alternative

• 3 cups water

• 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide 3% solution

• 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or 10 drops Lemon oil)

• 2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner where to buy

1. Add all ingredients to a quart-sized jar or container.

2. Use 1 cup of this solution as needed for laundry.

3. For tougher cleaning stains, add another 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide to the mixture.

More info on the ingredients and why it works here: https://dontmesswithmama.com/diy-natural-bleach-alternative/

For all-purpose cleaning around the home to sanitize surfaces like bathrooms, tubs, tile, and countertops, I just use Thieves Household Cleaner.

I dilute 2 capfuls in a 16 oz spray bottle, add water, and add another 10 drops of Thieves to give an extra power boost.

Thieves is a killer – literally.

Go Google Thieves + germs and see what it can do. It’s amazing!

Who’s tried this DIY Thieves bleach alternative?

 

Day 12: Thieves Carpet Cleaner

 

This is our last day of the Thieves cleaning series… but there’s so much more you can do with Thieves.

So don’t be shy… go Google or search this group or even on Facebook. I’m sure there’s a Thieve recipe for every cleaning job.

So let’s end with one of my favorite hacks with Thieves… did you know you can clean your carpets with Thieves? Yep, it’s true!
Here are a couple of ways you can do it:

Thieves Carpet Deodorizer

Combine 2 cups baking soda + 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner + 10 drops Purification in a Mason jar.

Put a lid on and shake well. Remove lid and sprinkle on carpet. Wait 2 hours or even overnight, and then vacuum well.

Thieves Steam Carpet Cleaner

If you have a steam carpet cleaner, add 2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Thieves essential oil, and water to the fill line.

Use your steamer like you normally do and watch how well it works!

This has worked for me with so many stains – vomit in the carpet, poop (both cats and kids), tough stains from shoes and normal wear and tear.

This get is out every time. And if I need to I spot treat with Thieves Household Cleaner and some Lemon essential oil.

Have you tried Thieves on carpets? Did you use for pet stains or kid stains?

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