After the Holidays I’m often in this cleaning mood let’s call it my winter/spring cleaning since it often runs through until Spring. I live with 3 boys…they are messy..I clean a lot mmmkkk?!?
So, I’m going to share one of my favorite peaceful mom hacks that brought me back my sanity a few years back. In searching on my journey for peace and tranquility while juggling all the things in motherhood Thieves Cleaner fell on my doorstep (not literally…I ordered it). But, in searching to keep things more simple in my life I was told this cleaner could help clean my toilets and my countertops…I was a serious skeptic. But, I gave it a try and I’m proud to say I LOVE IT! And I’ve converted hundreds of skeptics just like me who love it now too. So, instead of hauling around 20 cleaners in a bucket I walk around with 1 in my hand and that saves me time, gives my back a break from hauling everything else I used to have around, and allows a free hand to pick up other things while I’m cleaning- you moms understand.
And another incredible benefit to this cleaner is how absolutely incredible it is for our bodies. Most conventional cleaners that you can buy on the store shelves are filled with fragrance (YUCK), hormone disruptors, and cancer causing chemicals all of which I do not have time for. Not to mention all the crap that is in these products that I don't want my babies being exposed to. Want to see how your products rate? Check out this free guide and class I put together. I’m living my best life and won’t let anything bring me down. So, I use thieves cleaner. And here’s just a few reasons why:
-It smells freaking fabulous. Like Christmas morning.
-It’s actually good for my body. It’s made with Thieves Essential Oils which boosts wellness. And if I gotta clean I’d like to get an immunity boost too!
-It’s heavily concentrated so a little goes a long way. In fact one bottle lasts me 6 months. That makes it a bargain of a price. And remember my house is dirty. I live with 3 boys
-It comes delivered to my door. Yep, I don’t have to trudge out to the store to buy it. This in itself makes it priceless!
To keep things fun and exciting since everyone loves a recipe and a 2 for 1 kinda thing or in this case 21 recipes for my one household cleaner…. I wanted to share with you 21 uses for my beloved Thieves Cleaner with recipes for each. I think you’re going to love this!
- Trash can scrub
Empty trash can and fill with water. Pour 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner directly into the can and let sit for several hours, If needed, scrub stubborn stains with a brush. Empty can and wipe dry. For an ongoing fresh scent, place a few drops of Purification on a cotton ball and put it in the bottom of the trash can before replacing the liner.
2. Stovetop cleaner
In a spray bottle or bowl, combine 1 capful Thieves Cleaner, 1 drop Pine essential oil, and 1 cup water. Apply with cloth to remove buildup; when grease is gone, wipe clean with a damp cloth.
3. Garbage disposal refresher
Pour 1 capful of Thieves Cleaner down the disposal. Let sit 5 minutes, then add ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar. Let sit until fizzing stops. Meanwhile, bring 4 cups of water to a boil; pour down the drain. Turn on disposal and run cold water for 30 seconds. Pour 3 drops of Purification in the disposal for an extra-fresh scent.
4. Dishwasher cleaner
In the bottom of the dishwasher, add ½ capful of Thieves Cleaner, 3 drops Lemon, and 1 cup white vinegar. Run empty dishwasher through a full cycle. Do not add detergent.
5. Ceiling fan cleaner
In a spray bottle or bowl, mix 1 capful Thieves Cleaner and 2 cups water. Wipe dust off fan blades, light fixture, and ceiling mount with a damp cloth. Dip the same cloth in the solution and thoroughly wipe down the blades to remove built-up dust. Dry with a clean cloth.
6. Carpet spot cleaner
In a spray bottle or bowl, mix 1 capful Thieves Cleaner and 6 cups water. Mix well, apply to the spot, and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat until stain is gone.
7. Car seat cleaner
Mix 2 drops of Thieves Cleaner with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray plastic and fabric lightly and wipe with a soft cloth. To clean the harness, mix a small amount of baby wash with 2 cups of water. Gently wipe with a soft cloth. Avoid hard scrubbing or soaking. Let everything dry completely before using.
8. Wall art remover
Remove crayon murals from the walls by applying a splash of Thieves Cleaner and 3 drops of Lemon to a damp rag. Wipe drawings off the walls. Repeat until the art is gone.
9. Glass and window cleaner
In a spray bottle, mix 3 cups water, 5 drops Citrus Fresh, 1 tablespoon vinega, and 1 capful Thieves Cleaner. Spray onto glass and wipe away streaks with a soft cloth.
10. Deep cleaning scrub
In a glass bowl, mix ½ capful of Thieves Cleaner, 2 tablespoons baking soda, and 2 tablespoons table salt until it forms a thin paste. If the cleaner is too thick, add more Thieves Cleaner. If it is too runny, add more baking soda. Scrub stubborn bathroom and kitchen stains by applying with a clean cloth or a sponge. Scrub surface thoroughly, and rinse clean.
In a spray bottle, mix 1 capful Thieves Cleaner and 2-3 cups water. This all purpose cleaner can be used for:
1. Door knobs
2. Light switch plate. 3. Countertops
6. Refrigerator shelves
7. Plastic toys
8. Window panes
11. Toilet cleaner
Add a unique twist to your all purpose cleaner by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil!
Which use are you most excited to try?