I make my own cleaning wipes. Why? because store-bought wipes are harsh on the skin and the smell is just awful. Plus who knows how many chemicals are really in them. Making my home as toxic-free as possible is important to me so I make my own. This recipe is super simple and uses only three ingredients. Tip: Make multiple batches when you do this so you will always have some handy! And since the Thieves Cleaner is all plant based ingredients, even the littlest kids in your life can help in your cleaning efforts!
We use these wipes to:
clean the bathroom (toilets, sink, handles, knobs, and switches)
clean the kitchen (tabletop, counters, fixtures, appliance fronts, and trash can)
clean lightswitches, doorknobs, and spot cleaning visible dirt around the house
Pretty much every surface of your home!
DIY Thieves Cleaning Wipes
Wipes made from 1/2 a roll of paper towels, Thieves Cleaner, Water & Vinegar.
Last week I came across a wood furniture cleaning recipe using olive oil and Young Living Thieves cleaner. I decided to test it out yesterday on my dining room table and chairs. Look how amazing it turned out!
Guys this set is 14 years old. Years of grime and abuse washed away and the cleaning mix left a beautiful shine to the wood 😍
Wood Furniture Cleaning Recipe
5 drops Citrus Fresh Oil
1 capful Thieves Cleaner
1 cup Olive Oil
Combine in a bowl. Wet a rag and then dip into cleaning solution. Wipe your furniture down.
I also use the Thieves Cleaner to clean my granite, stainless steel, windows and mirrors! It is concentrated so literally you only use a capful at a time. Here is my favorite all purpose spray recipe:
Windows & Glass Spray This makes a big batch. More than 16 oz. Halve it for smaller containers. Also use glass containers as Citrus oils can degrade plastic over time.
1 capful thieves cleaner
5 Drops Lemon or Citrus Fresh Oil
1 tsp. Vinegar
3 cups water
Thieves Household Cleaner is a natural cleaner that utilizes the intense power of Thieves combined with lemon essential oils, renewable plant and mineral sources, and vegetable-based surfactants. This product is green and environmentally friendly, from the 100% recyclable bottle to its naturally sourced ingredients. Ditch your store bought cleaners, and SWITCH to the safer alternative for you, your family, and the environment!
Don’t have the Thieves Cleaner or a Young Living Membership? Purchase a Thieves product set for $160! It comes with two bottles of Thieves Cleaner plus 10 other full size products.
I know that vinegar makes a wonderful fabric softener, so I began to think about how I could make a scented homemade laundry rinse. I decided to use fresh mint leaves, and I’m pleased to report that I’ve been using my mint-scented vinegar in my laundry ever since!
I love that I can have soft clothes using an all-natural product, rather than a commercial fabric softener. Here’s how you can make your own!
Scented Vinegar Laundry Rinse
1 gallon white vinegar
A big handful of fresh mint leaves
A large bottle or container with a lid
Place the mint leaves inside the your container, and pour the vinegar over the top.
Place the lid on the container, and let it the mint leaves “steep” for 24 hours.
Next, pull the mint leaves out of the vinegar, or use a sieve to strain them out.
Then pour your fragrant mint-scented vinegar into the storage container of your choice.
Using Your Laundry Rinse
Add 1/4 cup of your scented vinegar to your washing machine’s fabric softener dispenser. The vinegar will be dispensed during the rinse cycle, which will leave your clothes feeling soft and smelling great!
If you’re not a big fan of fresh mint, there are plenty of other fresh herbs you could use instead. I think that fresh thyme, rosemary, and basil would all be equally wonderful choices for making a scented vinegar rinse. Whatever herb you end up choosing, just make sure to use fresh, not dried!
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