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12 Ways to Use Thieves Household Cleaner

When I heard about this All Purpose cleaner that would replace literally everything under my sink I was in disbelief, fast forward 2 years, cleaning has become a much more pleasant task – no more itchy eyes, irritated skin & runny nose from all the harsh chemicals – plus it saves us SO much money. I used to have a cupboard in my bathroom dedicated to all my cleaning products; something for the floor, something for the bathroom, something to remove stains, something for windows and the list goes on.

Then I found Thieves Household Cleaner. This stuff is like the equivalent of Windex in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

What is Thieves Household Cleaner?

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

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

Why It’s Economical

Thieves Household Cleaner is super concentrated. The small 426ml bottle (also comes in 1.8L) can be diluted into up to 30 spray bottles amounting to AUD $1.30 each (less than US$1)!! That’s cheaper than most all-natural cleaners on the market.

Dilution Ratios

Light Cleaning– 1 capful cleaner to 3 cups water for things that don’t require a lot of elbow grease (Glass & Windows, Dining Table/Chairs)

Regular Cleaning (this will be your “go to” for everyday cleaning:  1 capful cleaner to 2 cups water (floors, inside the fridge, kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bench top, shower)

Heavy Cleaning – 1 capful cleaner and 1 cup of water – (bathroom toilets, oven & stovetops, microwave, pots/pans & bakeware) things that require a little more elbow grease

On to the 12 ways…

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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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. If sinks are dirty or stained, try this DIY Soft Scrub recipe.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Dishwasher detergent

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

11. Laundry detergent

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

12. 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.

Keen to give it a go?

Why not check out the healthy home PSK which comes with TWO bottles of the Thieves Household Cleaner plus personal care products (like toothpaste and soap) etc.