Chemical Free Home

A Toxic Free Home – Thieves Household Cleaner

 

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Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrate. For most all-purpose cleaning, dilute 30 parts of water to 1 part of Thieves Household Cleaner. That breaks down to one 64 oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate = about 128 all-purpose spray bottles (30 oz. each) for about 88 cents a bottle. That’s cheaper than most all-natural cleaners on the market.

Dilution Ratios

  • All-purpose cleaning ‚Äď 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Heaving¬†degreasing¬†‚Äď ¬†15 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Light degreasing¬†‚Äst¬†60 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Glass and windows ‚Äď 50-100 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner

 

My top 10 favorite ways to clean with Thieves Household Cleaner.

1. Refrigerator and kitchen appliances

For kitchen appliances, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cups of water. Clean stovetops, ovens, microwaves, toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, mixers, etc. To clean the interior of a microwave, fill a microwave safe container with 2 cups of water. Place in microwave and heat for 5-10 minutes and Voila!  The steam will make it easy to clean up food and food particles.

For refrigerator, remove all items from the refrigerator. Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water. Clean the outside of the fridge, including top, doors, and exterior water and ice areas.

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2. Light fixtures and Ceiling fans

First, dust light fixtures, blades and bowls. I like to use an old pillow case and open it up, insert the fan blade in it and gentles pull it off trapping all the yuck inside the pillow case. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Clean fixtures, blades, glass bowls, etc. to remove dirt and sticky residue.

3. Sinks, countertops, tile, grout, kitchen pantry, bathroom vanity, cupboards, inside drawers, and under sinks

For sinks and counters,  mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray sinks, countertops and backsplash and wipe clean to remove dirt and grime. If sinks are dirty or stained, try adding some baking soda for a natural soft scrub cleanser.

For grout add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1/2 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray tile and grout. Let sit for a couple of minutes. Use a small brush to get stains out. You may use less water for stronger concentration as needed or add baking soda for a little tougher scrub.

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4. Toilets 

To clean inside toilets, mix 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/2 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to a toilet brush. Clean inside of toilet bowl and let sit for a few minutes before flushing.

To clean outside of toilets, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray outside of toilet, flusher knob, on top and underneath toilet seat to naturally clean.

5. Windows, window sills and mirrors

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4-5 cups of water.  I like to add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil for a fresh lemon scent and/or 1 tsp of white vinegar for streak-free clean. Clean windows, sills and mirrors for a sparkling shine.

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6. Walls, outlets, lightswitched, door handles and vents

First, dust all  surfaces. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Use a clothe or sponge to wipe down  walls, outlets, switches, handles and vents to remove dirt and germs.

7. Floors

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 6 cups of water in a bucket and mop floors removing dirt and grim.  I like to use an electric floor cleaner and simply add a capful of Thieves to the water reservoir and clean away.

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8. Carpet and upholstery cleaner

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with about 6 cups of water and add to carpet or steam cleaner. Clean rugs, carpets and upholstery to remove dirt and grime. Be sure to spot test in an inconspicuous location first.

9. Car interior

Add¬†1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to¬†a 16oz spray bottle. Spray down dashboard, door handles, steering wheel,and mirrors and windows and wipe with a clean clothe or paper towel. Doesn’t get much simpler then that.

10. Baby and kids toys

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray toys, play equipment, train tables, doll houses, toy organizers or shelves, etc. to remove dirt and germs while it cleans naturally.

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