Thursday, December 27, 2012

"Thievesday" Household Cleaner

Pin It Now! I missed last Thursday due to the busyness of Christmas preparations, but I am back today to let you know about one of my favorite cleaners. :)
It's probably been 8-10 years since I stopped using regular store bought cleaners. The kinds with all the chemicals and synthetic fragrances. I have tried lots of different natural cleaners over the years, but Thieves® Household Cleaner ranks as one of my favorites!
What I love about Thieves® Household Cleaner:
* Uses 100% plant and mineral based ingredients
* Smells amazing
* Easy on the lungs - I can breathe while cleaning!
* Disinfects with all natural essential oils

How I use it:

I've mostly been using it to clean my bathrooms and sometimes the kitchen. I confess I haven't followed all of the suggested usage ratios when it comes to dilution. I simply pour a very small amount (about a capful) onto a wet, disinfected sponge and start cleaning. I add more Thieves® as I need it.

I have found that it works GREAT on stainless steel appliances! We moved into a rental home about 6 months ago, and the appliances are all stainless steel. I'd never had stainless steel appliances before. I didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to clean them, and I didn't want to use the poisonous cleaner (a sample that came with the appliances).

 I tried vinegar, lavender spray, and maybe some other things. Nothing was working, so I broke down and used what came with the fridge. Um, I wasn't impressed with that either. My last resort - the Thieves® cleaner. I couldn't believe my eyes! It worked like a charm. It's still a tedious cleaning exercise, but it works. After I use it, my appliances are shiny and fingerprint free!

Other uses:

* Laundry
* Walls
* Dishwasher
* Windows/Glass
* Carpet

Honestly, I have yet to use it in the ways I just mentioned (Other uses). Now that I've looked at my little Thieves® booklet again, I am curious to see how effective it is used in these ways. I'd love to try adding the cleaner to my loads of towels! I'll be sure to update when I do.

Do you have a favorite all natural cleaner?



Chareen said...

I've been using Nature Direct for the last year

Jennifer said...

I never thought of thieves oil for cleaning, but that makes sense when everyone is sick.

Langworthy said...

I'd like to try this. I usually make vinegar and water, sometimes a different combo with a little baking soda and essential oils. I've heard of Thieves before and it sounds great.
Athena @ The Loose Screw (TOS crew)


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