Is your spring cleaning routine getting a bit old? Are you tired of using toxic chemicals to clean your house? Did you know that Thieves® Household Cleaner can replace all the toxic cleaners in your home? If you didn’t know that, I’ve complied a few recipes that I’ve found of different ways to use Thieves Household Cleaner that you might not have heard of. Hopefully these recipes will help you understand the versatility of Thieves Cleaner and will spice up your cleaning routine!
1. Toilet Bowl Cleaner and Tub Scrubber
There have been times that I have needed to clean bathrooms with commercial cleaners and, let me tell you, I dreaded cleaning the toilet the most. Toilet bowl cleaners stink and would end up giving me headaches if I was cleaning for a long time. Now with Thieves Cleaner, I don’t dread cleaning toilets anymore! And as a bonus, this toilet bowl cleaner can also double as a bathtub scrub (hehe…that rhymes).
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/2 capful Thieves® Household Cleaner
Pour soda and Thieves Cleaner into the toilet and scrub with a toilet brush. Let sit for a few minutes before flushing.
For a tub scrub, mix in a small bowl, apply to a damp sponge or scrubber and scrub away!
2. Cleaning Wipes
This is probably my favorite recipe and the one that I use the most. These wipes can be used to clean practically any surface and as an added bonus, they have a very refreshing aroma that makes cleaning even more fun.
- A container to store the wipes (I use the OmniWipe®, but you can also use a large glass jar or an empty wipes container.)
- One roll of paper towel
- 1 1/2 cups of distilled/filtered water
- 1 – 1 1/2 caps of Thieves® Household Cleaner
- 3 drops of Lemon essential oil
- 3 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
- Cut the roll of paper towel in half using a smooth-edged knife. (A serrated knife will shred the paper instead of cutting it.) Set aside one half for later use or double the recipe to make two batches.
- Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in the bottom of the container.
- Place one half of the paper towel roll into the mixture.
- Close the container and carefully turn upside down. Let sit for about 15 minutes so the mixture can absorb through the paper towel.
- Right the container, open, and remove the cardboard from the middle. It should be soft enough to remove. If not, wait a little while longer for the liquid to soak into it.
- If your container has an opening in the top, pull the wipes through from the middle of the roll and start cleaning!
A neat little tip from OmniWipe®, drop a penny into the bottom of your wipe container to prevent mold growth.
3. Stain Remover
Did you know that Thieves Cleaner makes an excellent stain remover? This is probably the easiest recipe to make, as well! The roll-on bottle makes it perfect for carrying with you in your purse or to stash it in random places in the house.
Fill a roll-on bottle (you can use an empty roll-on bottle) with equal parts Thieves® Household Cleaner and distilled or filtered water. Shake to blend and start attacking that pile of dirty laundry!
4. Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Scared of ruining your beautiful hardwood floors but really wanting to get them clean? Worry no more, we have the perfect recipe for you.
- 2 gallons warm water
- 1 capful Thieves® Household Cleaner
- 2 drops Thieves® Dish Soap
- 3 drops of any of Lemon, Pine, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Tea Tree, Purification®, or Peppermint essential oils
Mix all the ingredients together in a bucket and mop your floors without a guilty conscience!
5. Wood Cleaner and Polisher
From the Young Living Blog, we bring to you a new, refreshing way to clean your cabinets and wooden furniture without polluting your house with toxic chemicals.
Combine in a small bowl and apply evenly to wood cabinets or furniture with a damp cloth.
If you have any other recipes with Thieves Household Cleaner (really, any recipes), let us know! We love learning about new ways to use our products!