Do you have an obsession with keeping your home clean without using harsh chemicals?
When I first started a family, I decided early that I wanted to live a green and very healthy lifestyle – well at least as much as I could manage. Our first step to living a green lifestyle was through cloth diapering our daughter just a couple of months after she was born. I was appalled at all of the chemicals that were in disposable diapers and decided to give it a try and fell instantly in love.
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After taking those baby steps and learning more and more about ways that I could eliminate chemicals from our lives and replace them with wholesome items, I came across essential oils.
What Are Essential Oils?
You may not realize this but essential oils have been used by our ancestors for thousands of years. They were used for many different purposes such as dietary, spiritual, cosmetic, and even religious use. In fact, you might remember the Bible scripture where the three wise men brought essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus. And there are many other references in our scriptures talking about how essential oils were given as gifts and also used for anointing and healing the sick.
So what are essential oils?
Essential oils are the oils that are extracted through steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing. They are nature’s purest essence. Basically, they are the life force of the plant they are extracted from.
Thieves Essential Oils Blend
Thieves is a powerful blend made by Young Living (the purest essential oils company)
It is made up of a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. Thieves has a very spicy and rich aroma and has an amazing cleaning power that is even better than the top cleaning products on the market.
So here are all the ways you can use Thieves Essential oil in your home and around your family.
1. All-Purpose Spray
Okay, I have to admit, I have always made my own all-purpose spray for cleaning around the house, but when I first used Thieves on my kitchen countertops, I was hooked.
How to Make Thieves All-Purpose Spray
- 2 oz. glass spray bottle (like this one)
- 10-15 drops of Thieves Essential Oil (you can buy here)
In a clean glass spray bottle, add 10-15 drops of Thieves Essential Oil. Next, fill the rest of the way with water. Lastly add your spray top back on.
2. Floor Cleaner
Did you know that your feet can absorb floor cleaners in your home? It literally takes seconds. Unlike the digestive system, the skin has no safeguards against toxins. Absorbed chemicals go straight to our organs.
Now if you think about all of the ingredients that are in your typical floor cleaner you come up with –
- Quarternary Ammonium Compounds, or “QUATS”
- Sodium Hydroxide
Sounds scary right? These chemicals are horribly scary. And you may think that your children and pets are not exposed to it but they are. Every time they walk barefoot across the kitchen floor you just mopped their feet are absorbing the ingredients from the cleaner you just used.
How to Make Thieves Floor Cleaner
You can use the same recipe and then instead of having a bucket of water, fill up the bottle until it is almost full and add 3 drops of Thieves to the bottle. Then replace the bottle to your spray mop and clean your floor as usual.
3. Hand Soap
Are you one of the people who like to buy hand soaps that are labeled “antibacterial” to help keep your hands germ-free? That could be just the problem. Those hand soaps are filled with the chemicals that I listed above. There is a much better way to get rid of germs. Just use Theives.
How to Make Thieves Hand Soap
- 1 Glass pump bottle – (like this one)
- 1/2 cup of liquid Castile soap (i use this one)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 7 drops of Thieves Essential Oil. – (get it here)
Mix all of the ingredients together and place them in a glass pump bottle to make your very own Thieves hand soap full of wholesome ingredients.
4. Laundry Scent Booster
When I first started making my own homemade laundry soap, my husband complained about the clothes not having a fresh scent anymore. So I found out that you could add any essential oils to your wool dryer balls and they act as a laundry refresher.
How to Make Laundry Booster
Just put a few drops of Thieves on each dryer ball and toss them into the dryer. That’s it.
5. Air Disinfectant
Anytime someone in my house gets sick, I make sure to disinfect my home by putting a few drops of Thieves Essential Oil in my diffuser and letting it fill my entire home. This is a super effective way to clean and disinfect the air in your home naturally.
How to Diffuse Essential Oils
6. Immunity Support
Speaking of getting sick. When you are just getting better after being sick you might need a little immunity support to help your body bounce back. That’s where Thieves is amazing. Just rub diluted Thieves Essential Oil on the bottom of your feet to support a healthy immune system.
I also like to make my own roller bottles already diluted to make applying easy.