Let’s talk about Thieves Essential Oil. You will learn quickly that I am a huge fan of essential oils for various things and various reasons. Today, I want to tell you about one of my favorite essential oil blend from Young Living Essential Oils, Thieves!
Thieves is well known for its cleansing abilities and “is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health”. Due to it being known for its cleaning abilities Young Living offers a household cleaner, spray, wipes, lozenges, toothpaste, hand soap, mouthwash, and more!
The essential oils included in this blend are: clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. With all these combined you can imagine it smells wonderful!
Since having Monte I get concerned about the things his little fingers touch and what he puts into his mouth. Thieves is all natural and extremely safe, so I feel much better using this product as my go to for cleaning then other common household cleaners.
Here are a list of various things I use Thieves for:
1.Homemade Laundry Detergent
Most homemade laundry detergents pretty much include the same things, depending on what you are looking for. If you check out my Pinterest board here you will find several different recipes, ways to store, etc. It comes down to how much you want to spend, what you are looking for, and the ease of making it.
This recipe includes …
3 cups Borax
3 cups Super Washing Soda
3 bars of Ivory bar soap
15-20 drops of Thieves essential oil
1. First you add the Borax and Super Washing Soda to a bowl or canister you are using.
2. Then grate the bars of soap.
3. Combine the grated soap with your mixture.
4. Then add your Thieves essential oil.
This lasts us about 3 months if you use 1-2 scoops per load. I also love it because I can use it on my sons clothes too. It doesn’t cause any rashes for him. Before I started making this we were using Dreft for all his clothes, but that stuff can be expensive so I tested it out and it works well!
I bought all of these ingredients at once and have made the detergent twice now and still have some leftover, which means this is also VERY inexpensive to make!
2. All-Purpose Cleaner
Instead of using the actual essential oil I use the Thieves Household Cleaner which you can purchase here. With the household cleaner you just add a little bit to whatever concoction you are making up. You can add as little or as much as you want. On the back of each bottle it lists a dilution ratio that you can follow if you want.
Small amount of Thieves household cleaner
Fill rest of the bottle up with water
** I need to get some cuter labels for my bottles!**
3. Cloth Diaper Bin
If you use cloth diapers you know how stinky that can get. When I take out all of the dirty cloth diapers and liner, I place about 3-5 drops of Thieves essential oil on the bottom of the bin. It helps take away the smell instantly! It also absorbs onto the bottom of the cloth liner when I put it back in, which makes it last a bit longer.
4. Shower Cleaner
You have probably seen this image and pin floating around Pinterest. This is where I got my idea!
Instead of dawn dish soap, I use the Thieves cleaner! I put a very small amount in the handled sponge and then fill the rest with vinegar. It is soooo easy to keep up with cleaning the shower/bath this way. I just keep the sponge in the shower at all times and about once a week I will take it and do a big scrub down. You can also take it out of the shower and scrub down your sink area too.
What are some of your favorite DIY cleaners?