More often than ever, it seems people are trying to make wiser choices when it comes to everything from food to personal care products to cleaning products. When I say, “wiser choices” I mean we do our best to pick anything that looks remotely healthier, less toxin laden, GMO free, more environmentally friendly, among other things. I feel like it’s a constant battle of what does the label REALLY mean. How ridiculous, right? Can we just put on the label what’s really going on inside the bottle? Anyone?

Let’s talk about cleaners. We are surrounded with phrases like “all natural”, “green”, and the ever so popular trend that every mainstream brand who can incorporate it does: “infused with 100% pure essential oils”. Great.

So what can I really trust? First, do your own research. Understand that not everything with those ever so luring labels is true. There are certain ingredients I do not want in my household. Here’s something that may burst your bubble: many “green”  “all natural” cleaners are just the same as your regular old toxin filled ones, they just have a fabulous marketing team with a really inviting label. Once you’ve taken a moment to accept that news, the second step is finding a toxin free brand you can trust.

I did.

I joined Young Living as a member for the essential oils. I researched like no other and realized that THIS company was something I wanted to be apart of and a product I could trust. They own their own farms, have a strict distillation process and will never compromise the integrity of their products. They have a fantastic site dedicated to educating you on the process. Take a moment to learn more here. I didn’t start using their cleaning products until about 6 months in and I have never looked back. The Young Living Thieves line is incredible!!! Let me tell ya all about it.

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First things first, what is Thieves??? It’s an essential oil blend from Young Living. It contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils. Thieves essential oil is labeled as a supplement and may help maintain healthy respiratory system* and a healthy immune system* when taken internally. Yes, I said internally. There is nothing fake in these natural bottles of greatness.

Now that you understand how INCREDIBLE the essential oil blend is, here’s a look at some of the Thieves cleaning line and why they are so amazing.


Thieves Spray- Oh, this baby travels with me EVERYWHERE. Spray down a desk, counter, door handle, toilet seats and more.

Thieves Wipes are great for the same reasons as the spray and even wiping down the kiddos toys and guess what, you don’t have to think twice about the possibility of harmful toxins getting in or on your littles. How’s that for refreshing?

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier- Not only is the Thieves hand purifier infused with essential oils, it’s actually moisturizing and doesn’t leave your hands feeling dry like other brands I’ve used in the past. The hand purifier adds peppermint essential oil which I love. It cleans and purifies your hands with plant-based ingredients with the addition of skin-moisturizing benefits from aloe vera and vegetable glycerin.

 

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Thieves Household Cleaner- I never in my life thought I would clean with an all-purpose, concentrated cleaner formulated with 100 percent plant- and mineral-based ingredients. But I do now and I haven’t looked back! Thieves Household Cleaner is also biodegradable and complies with EPA standards. It’s a safe formula without harsh ingredients usually associated with traditional cleaning products.  Thieves cleaner is highly concentrated which makes it versatile as well as cost effective! Using the medium recommended dilution ratio, you can make 29, 16-oz. bottles of cleaner with one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner. It can be used on virtually any surface in your home or office, including fabrics, upholstery, carpet, floors, walls, dishes, and more.

The dilutions on the bottle were SUPER confusing to me. I don’t like math. I REALLY don’t like ratios. Mmmk? So here’s a little help:

All-purpose cleaner: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 1 quart distilled water in a spray bottle

Light degreasing: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 3 cups of distilled water

Medium degreasing: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 2 cups distilled water

Heavy degreasing: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 1 cup distilled water

Window and glass cleaner: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 5 quarts distilled water or 1/4 teaspoon to a quart of distilled water for spray bottles

Hand cleaner: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 1/2 cup distilled water

Dishwasher: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

Floors: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 6 cups distilled water

Walls: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 2 cups distilled water

Fabrics: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to 2 cups distilled water

Carpet: 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner to  6+ cups distilled water

 

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Thieves Dish Soap- This is a brand new product and I absolutely love it.  It cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes, or synthetics and incorporates plant based ingredients alongside Young Living’s pure essential oils—Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot. It’s also free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate), dyes, formaldehyde, phosphates, and synthetic perfumes.

A little tidbit from the Young Living product page for the Thieves Dish Soap: “Did You Know? • Methylisothiazolinone is a synthetic preservative causing some scrutiny for allergies, and it is found in many “green” household products, including dish soaps. Thieves Dish Soap has no synthetics; every ingredient is naturally derived.” BAM! That’s what I look for right there.

Thieves Fruit/Veggie Wash and Spray- This is another new product they recently released. There are two different options for this. A wash for soaking or a spray for on-the-go usage. It utilizes naturally derived ingredients and the cleansing power of Thieves essential oil blend to effectively wash produce. It also incorporate DiGize and Purification essential oil blends.

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap-  We have a bottle of this by every sink in our house. I love feeling comfortable about the soap we use to wash our hands. Thieves Foaming Hand Soap gently cleans and conditions the skin with a blend of Thieves, Lemon, and Orange essential oils, as well as aloe and vitamin E.

Thieves Laundry Soap- I do believe this was a big time favorite of all the new products released this year. Before this was released, I made my own detergent using the Thieves household cleaner. I can’t remember where I found the recipe but I do love it! I will post a video for that recipe below. Because who doesn’t love to make a 5 gallon bucket of natural laundry detergent at pennies per load?!

The Thieves Laundry Soap is again, a plant-based formula that gently and naturally washes clothes and does so without chemical or synthetic residue. It is free from SLS, dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners. The Thieves Laundry Soap is safe for high-efficiency washers too! This bottle is 6X ultra concentrated and can last up to 64 loads! What?! It contains natural enzymes and uses Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot essential oils. I have been using it for a month now and I’m seriously in love. GET IT. You will not regret it.

Another tidbit from the Young Living Product Information sheet: “Did You Know? Many detergents add optical brighteners to make clothes appear brighter, which has nothing to do with cleaning clothes. Clothes only appear whiter and brighter because these additives reflect blue light, giving the illusion that your clothes are less yellow. These optical brighteners remain in the clothes and are against the skin when worn.” Uh, say what?!

Here’s my DIY Laundry Detergent Video: 

 

Now, I don’t know about you, but I will take ingredients of the Young Living Thieves products ANY day over ones with phthalates, ammonia, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, triclosan, or 2-Butoxyethanol. You can use safe products that also have a little boost for maintaining wellness. I’m in.

Overwhelmed? I hope not.

Want to get started cleaning with essential oils and don’t know where? I’m happy to help. Here are a few ways to start with the some of the Thieves products:

 

Non Members:

Become a member! Click here!

  1. Thieves Premium Starter Kit- $160   Thieves-Kit-June15_TOBT

Kit includes:

  • 15-ml Thieves
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • 5-ml Stress Away™
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

 

  1. Basic Starter Kit- $45  17336509695_656593b571_z
  • 5-ml Stress Away™
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

   and add your chosen Thieves items

For Current YL Members Only

  1. Thieves Essential Rewards Kit- for Members only:   
  • Thieves essential oil blend, 15 ml
  • Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, 4 oz.
  • Thieves Household Cleaner, 14.4 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Mouthwash, 8 oz.
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, 8 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 1 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Spray, 1 oz.
  1. Add any products you would like to your Essential Rewards order or a Quick Order!

Don’t know about Essential Rewards? Check it out: http://theoilboss.com/essential-rewards/

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