My next step in the world of essential oils is to try to replace my cleaning products with nontoxic products. It's amazing how many toxic chemicals there are in everyday cleaning products. Thieves Household Cleaner is made of plant based ingredients rather than chemicals. The cleaner is highly concentrated and can be diluted for any size job. It can be used for laundry, dishes, floors, counters, carpets, upholstery, and more.
Why make your own cleaner?
Bacteria can easily be spread from person to person by the surfaces in the home. By keeping the surfaces clean, you are protecting your family from bacteria and illness. Cleaning counter tops, toilets, and other surfaces with Thieves products can minimize the spread of bacteria from the bathroom to other areas of the home.
How do you use it?
For this cleaner I went to the dollar store and got a plastic spray bottle. I added 1 1/2 caps full of thieves household cleaner to it. That's it! I used it to clean clean the bathrooms today and kitchen countertops. I even used it to clean the mirrors! It didn't make me cough, like the usual windex and chlorox wipes combo, so I was thrilled.
Where do you use it?
Kitchen = refrigerator, oven, dishes, countertops, cutting boards, floor
Bathroom = shower walls, toilet, curtains, floor, tub, mirrors, sink
Family Room = silk plants, live plants, carpet, room deoderizer
Bedroom = mattress, sheets, pillows
Laundry = wash cycle, dryer, spots, stains
There are dilution ratios listed on the back of the bottle, but here are some examples:
Suggested Usage Ratios
Light Degreasing = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 3 1/2 cups water
Medium Degreasing = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 2 cups water
Heavy Degreasing = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 1 cup water
Hand Cleaner = 1/2 cup Thieves cleaner to 1/2 cup water
Dishwasher = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner in the bottom of the dishwasher
Pots & Pans = 1/2 capful of Thieves cleaner to 3 cups water
Floors = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 6 14 cups water
Walls = 1 capful Thieves cleaner to 2 cups water
Fabrics = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 2 cups water
Washing machine = Depending on the size of washer, use 1-2 capfuls of Thieves cleaner per load
Carpet = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 6 1/4 cups water
Glass & Windows = 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 5 quarts water
Note: one capful of Thieves cleaner is 1/2 tablespoon
Give it a try, you will love it!