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.
Let’s be honest, here. When we buy produce from the store, do you wash it before using it? If so, how do you know you’re washing it in the best way you can?
Freshly bought produce (yes, even organic), is FILTHY. It may not look like it, but oh my – it needs a serious bath. Between the many hands of others that have touched it, to people breathing and coughing and sneezing on it, to being sprayed for preservation on the farms and in the warehouses, to being loaded and packed and shipped and coming in contact with all kinds of other invisible culprits, I’ll say it again – our store bought produce is filthy. The most contaminated fruits and vegetables are some of our favorites – peaches, strawberries, pears, lettuce, apples, cherries, bell peppers, spinach, nectarines, grapes, celery, and potatoes!
I bet that’ll make you think twice before you just do a quick rinse and take a bite out of your new apple, huh?
Look how dirty my water is after washing strawberries!
WHAT IS IT?
Young Living’s Fruit & Veggie Spray safely and effectively washes produce with the cleansing power of three exclusive essential oil blends—DiGize, Thieves, and Purification. When combined with the other naturally derived ingredients, produce is easily and conveniently cleaned.
Considering all the horrific things that may be atop our produce that are grossing us out big time, wouldn’t you want to wash that off with the purest, most natural, healthy, safe, and effective product – especially one infused with powerful essential oils? YES. And that is exactly what this wash can do, and so much more. It is the best choice for you because it:-Utilizes plant based ingredients -Cleanses produce back to the way nature intended them to be -Naturally removes residue safely and powerfully with the help of concentrated and genuine essential oils -Does not effect the taste of produce after soaking …and so much more!
HOW DO I USE IT?
When using Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, it’s simple!
-Get a clean bowl or sink, and fill it up with clean water -Add 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Fruit & Veggie Wash, and pour into the water (depending on how much produce you’re washing, the bottle will specify how much you should use) -Put your fruits and veggies into the water -Let them soak for 1-2 minutes (I let them soak for longer sometimes) -Take them out and rinse under clean water And, WHALLA! Perfectly clean produce, with no more residue, and without effecting the taste.
To purchase Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak for 24% , click here
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.
Hi friends! It’s October, which means it’s quite possibly the most beautiful month of the year, in every area, colors, smells, temperature, etc. It doesn’t get much better than October. It does also mean the start of cold and flu season. This past month friends around me have already dealt with hand, foot and mouth disease and possibly strep. So… this post we are going to focus on THIEVES! Most of you probably know how amazing Thieves is but in case you don’t, or in case you’ve forgotten…, I’m going to remind you!
So what kinda name is Thieves for an essential oil? Well, let’s start with a bit of a history lesson.
While there are a few versions of the story they all center around one event, the Bubonic Plague. It is said that, during that time, four thieves went from house to house to rob those who had succumbed to the illness. After the thieves were captured and tried for their acts of robbery, a judge offered leniency if they would share how they were able to be around those afflicted long and often enough to rob them but not be affected by the illness. It’s interesting to note here that, during this time of the plague striking Europe, physicians were seen wearing long black robes, wide brimmed hats, and masks that appeared to have a beak. The reason for doing this is that the masks were said to have contained a combination of herbs, spices, and essential oils that the physicians would breathe in order to keep themselves safe from those afflicted with the illness. Their long black robes were also said to be doused in a similar fragrant concoction and current research continues to build upon this theory. Pretty cool, right?
Thieves essential oil
Thieves is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products. There is a whole product line using this oil blend. Everything from Laundry Detergent to Hand Soap. It is a great way to go chemical free in your home while still protecting your family from the “icky’s.”
Thieves put to the test
So Weber State University conducted a study in 1997. The results showed Thieves Oil to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were exposed in an enclosed area and the Thieves Essential Oils blend was infused into the space. Within 10 minutes of exposure there was a reduction of:
82% in Micrococcus luteus (bacteria found in water, soil, dust & air)
96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (sepsis)
44% in Staphylococcus aureus (staph)
Amazing, right?!? Diffuse this blend in your home everyday to keep your air “fresh.”
How to Purchase
The Thieves oil blend is included in Young Living’s Essential Oil Starter Kit! This kit gives you a diffuser and 11 oils to play with to get your chemical free journey started. To purchase click below and follow the prompts. By choosing the Membership option it will give you the best pricing and you will get to stock up on the most popular oils and a diffuser for a discounted price!
And for the month of October you will get a free bottle of Oregano oil with your starter kit purchase!!
After a year of using and loving essential oils I finally got around to hosting my first make and take party at my house Saturday night. SO much fun and I will definitely be making this a regular thing. We made Thieves Wipes, Room Freshener and Roller Balls.
A make and take is basically using your essential oils to make DIY home and body products that are natural and chemical free. They are easier than you think to make and work even better than the store bought equivalents for usually a fraction of the price.
I had bought supplies for 10 and ended up having 6 people show. So it worked out great. This time I didn’t charge to generate interest, but next time I will charge around $10-15 a person to cover costs depending on the recipes. Below is a picture of the supply table. It is always a good idea to have multiple measuring cups, spoons, etc. on hand to allow multiple people to make recipes at the same time.
My husband is an amazing chef and made some wonderful desserts for us. I only managed to get a picture of the cookies, but don’t they look divine? I also made a Limoncello Sangria that was out of this world good.
The first recipe we made was Thieves Cleaning Wipes. I used Ziplock Containers and labeled the containers with Chalkboard Labels. Here is the recipe to try yourself. It came out amazing and I have already used them to clean my kitchen sink and bathroom.
Thieves Cleaning Wipes
2 Cups Vinegar
2 Cups Distilled Water
4 TB Thieves Cleaning from Young Living
1 Roll of Durable Paper Towels
Combine vinegar, water and Thieves Cleaner in a bowl and mix.
Cut the paper towels in 1/2 (or use select a size paper towels). Pour one half of the liquid mixture over each half. Put the lid on and shake to combine.
Use to clean small messes.
Next we made a Room Spray. These came out awesome and I already have made another one as there are so many uses for these! You can use them for the bathroom, or as a linen spray, mood booster, stink eraser, etc. Versatile is the name here. I bought bottles from an online aromatherapy supply store and they worked great. Amazon would be another great place to source them from. I allowed my guests to use oils of their choice and most did 1-2 oils for a nice blend. Citrus oils are great ones to use for this and they are economical as well.
Room Spray using Essential Oils
4 oz. Glass Spray Bottle
3.5 oz. Distilled Water
Add 20 drops Essential Oils
3 tsp. Grain Alcohol, Witch Hazel, or Vodka
Combine in a spray bottle, shake and spray!
The last recipe was a make your own rollerball station. I did’t get pictures of that but it worked great. Just give guests a rollerball, 2-3 recipes to choose from, and the essential oils and carrier oil to fill the rollerball with. I bought laminated labels from an online shop, but you can easily use a label maker, chalk labels, or even a marker in a pinch to label the bottle.
Now don’t forgot to allow your guests to experience other oils and products while they are there! I had a sniff station set up for people to look at, and I had other favorite Young Living Products of mine out with literature available for people to take home.
Overall it was an awesome time and I think my next one will be a holiday themed open house concept where people can come over and make recipes up for holiday gifts, etc. Please consider holding a party yourself and just remember to have fun! It is great to get friends together to catch up and talk about a shared interest.
Good morning! I thought it would be fun to invite you into my home and show you my typical oil routine. First up -Coffee!! And as I wait for my cup to brew I roll on my wrists some highest potential.
It is a blend of oils that sets my intention for the day. It combines the uplifting and inspirational qualities of Australian Blue with the power of Gathering to help bring greater unity of purpose. Jasmine is added to enhance self-confidence, while ylang ylang calms, soothes, and harmonizes.
Throughout the day it is my reminder to reach higher and think positive. I put a roller filament on the bottle so I just roll on my wrists and neck. I swear I have an extra spring in my step when I use this oil.
Who else out there has a love/hate relationship with the diaper pail? Lol. To cut down on the smell (and kill germs) when changing out liners I always spray down with the thieves spray. Awesome smell and I love that is all natural and don’t have to worry if Bryces hands go all over this diaper pail later in the day when he decides he wants to throw out his own diaper. This spray is also great for shopping carts, toilet seats, airplane trays, TV remotes….anywhere there are germs!
Hands down my favorite diffuser combo. Peppermint and Lime. Reminds me of mojitos and summer. Try it next time and see for yourself! I love diffusing my essential oils to make the whole house smell yummy while also benefiting from the aromatherapy.
Coming in from outside and washing our hands. I LOVE the thieves foaming hand soap. All natural, smells great and isn’t Bryce adorable? Lol. I am lucky that he likes to wash his hands. Even if it means him playing with the faucet for the next 5 minutes. The best part of this hand soap is it is all plant based ingredients and you can purchase a large refill jug that makes it cost effective and is environmentally friendly.
Bryce fell when he was outside so I used this great rollerball combo on him cleanse and protect the scrap he got on his knee. This rollerball is so easy to make. Take a glass roller bottle and put 10 drops each lavender and purification or tea tree. Then Just put a little carrier oil in like grape seed to help oils spread when applied. Voila! Diy boo boo stick great for kids but I use all the time too. So convenient!
I have been trying to keep my New Years Resolution to move more and eat less. I bought the Active and Fit Kit Young Living sells and LOVE both these products. The Cool Azul Sports Gel has 10% essential oils in it and the first ingredient in it is Aloe, making this product moisturizing as well as super cooling to your aching muscles and joints. And the Deep Relief oil works great as an “Icy Hot” type product. One of my good friends just ran a half marathon and the next day she had no soreness! She swears these products helped her immensely recover from the run.
Need I say more? A great combo. Also try adding a few drops of Lime Essential Oil into your fajita’s or Key Lime Pie recipes next time you make them.
My new anti-aging combo. Frankincense essential oil has helped keep my complexion clear, reducing my age spots and overall giving me a natural “glow.” I mix it with Maracuja Oil, which I love for its lightweight moisturizing properties. Living in Florida my skin doesn’t handle well heavy moisturizers. I find this combo to be working great for me currently.
Ahhh….Bedtime. I love to put two drops of Valor on my feet before bed. It really helps my mind “shut” down and go to sleep. Thank you for following along with my day and I would love to hear what essential oils you must have in your “oily” day.
If you have not purchased essential oils and are interested in doing so, I recommend the starter kit. It comes with 11 essential oils PLUS a diffuser of your choice. Click here to learn more and purchase!