10 Uses for Thieves Essential Oil

Have you ever heard of Thieves essential oil blend?

Chances are you have a friend who raved about it, or a family member who swears by it. Well, I’m here to demystify it for you and explain what it is and what it can do for you. I’ll also explain how to order and where to get Thieves essential oil (trust me, you can’t just get it from a health food store).

What is Thieves Essential Oil?

Thieves is an essential oil blend and one of the best-selling products available from Young Living. It’s a blend made with Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary and Lemon essential oils. It’s one of my favorite essential oils. It smells like fresh-baked cookies (it’s spicy and earthy), and can be used as a dietary supplement.

But trust me, not all Thieves is created the same. Young Living has the original Thieves essential oil blend.

And they actually have two options: Thieves (for topical and aromatic use) and Vitality (the white label – for dietary/internal use). Why two bottles? It’s the exact same oil, but a product cannot be used for topical and dietary, according to product labeling standards. But do know that it IS the same oil.

So how do you use Thieves essential oil? I’ve got 10 great uses – keep reading…

  1. Make a Wellness Tea

Add a drop of Thieves Vitality and a spoonful of raw honey to a warm cup of water. Enjoy in the morning or anytime you need a boost.

  1. Spice Up Apple Cider

Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to a cup of warm apple cider. It can help to spice it up and enhance the flavor of the apple.

  1. Add Flavor to Applesauce

Add Thieves Vitality to a batch of homemade applesauce to spice it up. Start with a drop or two and add more Thieves as needed.

  1. Support Healthy Immune Function*

When taken internally, Thieves Vitality can help to support health immune function*. Add a drop to a spoonful of honey or even add a vegetable capsule and top with coconut oil to take as a dietary supplement.

  1. Support a Healthy Respiratory System*

The Thieves Vitality essential oil blend contains Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system, when taken as a dietary supplement.*

  1. Add to Your Toothpaste

If you like to DIY, you can make homemade toothpaste and add Thieves Vitality essential oil. It tastes fantastic. Ready-made Thieves toothpaste is also available from Young Living (how to order).

  1. Ditch Your Air Freshener

Make your home smell like fresh-baked cookies (that’s what I think Thieves smells like in the diffuser) or like your favorite fall scent. Just add a few drops to your diffuser. If you have friends or family over at your home or need to showcase your home (realtors, listen up), Thieves is the perfect essential oil to diffuse. Everyone will be looking for the batch of cookies.

  1. Clean Your Home

You can make your own DIY household cleaner with Thieves essential oil or use Thieves Household Cleaner to clean virtually every surface of your home. It smells great too.

  1. Enjoy with a Shot of NingXia Red

One of my favorite ways to enjoy Thieves Vitality is to add a drop to a shot of NingXia Red, an antioxidant drink made from wolfberries (which are gogi berries from China). It’s spicy, refreshing and great for helping to support a healthy immune system.*

  1. Make a DIY Breath Spray

I have a fantastic recipe to make a DIY breath spray with Peppermint Vitality essential oil to freshen breath, but Thieves Vitality is another alternative – kind of like a red, hot cinnamon gum flavor. Just add 2-3 drops of Thieves essential oil to a mini spray bottle and fill with water. Use as needed to freshen breath.

What’s your favorite use for Thieves? Please comment below and share with us.

Love & Sparkle,

Mackenzie

 

20 Ways to Clean Your Home with Thieves Household Cleaner

With so many things to clean, I can’t stand to stockpile a cabinet full of cleaners. I don’t want to remember what is used for where. I just want simplicity.

And then I found Thieves Household Cleaner. This stuff is like the equivalent of Windex in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Got stains in the shower grout? Got stains on the carpet? Need a tough degreaser? Need hand soap? Thieves Household Cleaner will clean it all!

In fact, you can even add Thieves Household Cleaner to a mini spray bottle and use it to clean on the go – like the grime off your hands when you pump gas for your car or to clean little messy hands from eating in the car.

What is Thieves Household Cleaner?

It’s hard to believe, but this is truly an all-in-one natural cleaner that’s non-toxic, yet super effective.

It’s made with 100% plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including

  • Vegetable-based surfactants like alkyl polyglucoside that are compliant with Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards
  • Biodegradable cutting agents like sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate from renewable sources (both ingredients rated 0 on a 10 point scale on the Environmental Working Group’s health hazard score – which is the best score possible)
  • Therapeutic-grade Thieves and Lemon essential oils (the highest quality and purity essential oils) for natural cleaning

Why It’s Economical

Save time and money by buying one cleaning product. You won’t have to make trips to multiple stores or order from multiple online sources. Thieves Household Cleaner is an all-in-one cleaning product that will replace most of your household cleaners.

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.

BUT there’s a way to save even more money. I can help you to get wholesale pricing to save even more. With a wholesale membership, you’ll pay just 67 cents a bottle and get wholesale pricing on all Young Living essential oils, cleaning products, vitamins, supplements, personal care products and much more.

Dilution Ratios

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

20 Ways to Clean Your Home with Thieves Household Cleaner

It REALLY does clean everything and the kitchen sink. It can literally replace every cleaner in your home.

  1. 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. Clean the inside of the fridge, including shelves, produce drawers, doors, ice tray, etc.

  1. 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. The steam will make it easy to clean up food and food particles.

  1. Light fixtures

First, dust light fixtures and bowls. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Clean fixtures, glass bowls, etc. to remove dirt and sticky residue.

  1. Kitchen pantry, bathroom vanity, cupboards, inside drawers, under sinks

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water. Wipe down kitchen surfaces to remove dirt, sticky residue, etc. Consider placing a cotton ball with 2-3 drops of Thieves essential oil to keep areas under sinks, cupboards, etc. smelling clean.

  1. Wooden cabinets, tables, furniture

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of olive oil (add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil for a fresh lemon scent). Wipe down wooden cabinets, tables and other wooden furniture to remove dirt and clean surfaces.

  1. Sinks and countertops

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.

  1. Garbage cans

For interior garbage cans, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray trash cans and wipe clean to remove dirt and grime. Consider placing a cotton ball with 2-3 drops of Thieves essential oil to keep trash can smelling clean.

For exterior and heavy duty garbage cans, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2-3 cups of water (use less water for heavier degreasing) in a bucket. Take garbage cans outside and use cleaning cloth to thoroughly clean. Use spray hose to rinse and let dry outside.

  1. 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.

  1. Tile and 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.

  1. Windows, window sills and mirrors

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4-5 cups of water (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 to remove dirt, sticky residue and grime.

  1. Walls, outlets and vents

First, dust all wall and outlet surfaces. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Clean walls, outlets and vents to remove dirt and grime.

  1. Floors

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4 cups of water (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 to remove dirt, sticky residue and grime.

  1. 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.

  1. Dishwasher detergent

Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to the bottom of the dishwasher to clean dishes.

  1. Pots and pans

Mix 1/2 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 cups of water to clean pots and pans.

  1. Laundry detergent

Add 1-2 capfuls (depending on load size) of Thieves Household Cleaner to washer to clean clothes.

  1. 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 naturally clean.

  1. Exercise equipment, yoga mats, weights, exercise balls, etc.

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2-3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray toys, play equipment, train tables, doll houses, toy organizers or shelves, etc. to remove dirt and naturally clean.

  1. Hand cleaner

Mix 1/2 capful (about 1 tsp) of Thieves Household Cleaner, 1 tsp witch hazel, and 1/2 cup of water and add to a small spray bottle. Use as needed to naturally clean hands.

  1. Stain remover

Got a tough stain on your clothes? Use Thieves Household Cleaner without dilution on the stain. Scrub gently with a small brush until the stain is gone.

Happy Cleaning!

Love & Sparkle,

Mackenzie

Friday Favorite – Thieves

Hello & Happy Friday!

Thieves is Young Living’s most popular oil and for good reason. It’s a POWERHOUSE.

Uses for Thieves:
• Thieves is YL’s top selling oil, hands down! VERY popular blend. Which is why they created a whole line of products with it.
• It contains 5 oils in this blend: Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary
• This is a hot oil so you may need to dilute it with a carrier oil like olive oil
• Supports the immune system, cardiovascular, respiratory and the digestive systems
• May contribute to overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement
• Includes the naturally occurring constituents limonene, eugenol, eucalyptol. These are great constituents to research on your own time.
• Supports the body’s ability to regulate it’s natural immune response
• Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
• Purifies and disinfects as it may greatly reduce everyday germs
• Supports healthy lung function for the respiratory system
• Household germs and cleaning
• Oral care/hygiene
• Complements your favorite beverage. Add 1 drop to a cup of warm water as part of a wellness regimen. Tastes great and adds a spicy zing in apple juice, apple cider or even in a spoonful of olive oil. Add 1 drop Thieves to 2 drops Orange essential oil as a refreshing flavor.
• Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to support healthy gums
• It is an ingredient in a lot of breath spray recipes
• Clove is high in antioxidants and is in this blend
• Gargle: salt, thieves, water
• Thieves oil blend is a key ingredient in many products. My favorites are the household cleaner. Many love the oral care system, especially the mouthwash. These are all wonderful for supporting the immune system any time of year.
• Other products in the Thieves line include countertop wipes, toothpaste, dental floss, bar soap, lozenges and mints.
• Rich, earthy, warm and spicy aroma….smells just like Autumn or Christmas. It’s very inviting!

THIEVES

Love & Sparkle,

Mackenzie