3 Innovative Ways to Use Thieves Household Cleaner

49 April 13, 2016 - At Home, Cleaning with Young Living, DIY, Sharing the Lifestyle, Videos, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

Powered by our popular Thieves essential oil blend, Thieves Household Cleaner is perfect for having on hand to keep your house clean and free from harsh chemicals. This jack-of-all-trades comes in handy no matter the task, and we’ve got three new recipes to prove it!



Glass and Mirror Cleaner
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3 cups water

Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. To use, spray windows and glass surfaces liberally and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth.


Deep Cleaning Scrub
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 2–3 tablespoons baking soda

Combine Thieves Household Cleaner and enough baking soda to form a thick paste. Apply mixture with a clean cloth, sponge, or scrubbing brush and scour the surface thoroughly. Let sit for 15 minutes, and rinse everything clean.


Carpet Spot Cleaner
  •  1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 6 cups water

Mix water and Thieves Household Cleaner in a spray bottle, shaking to combine. To use, lightly spray the spot and blot with a clean white cloth. Repeat as needed.

For more cleaning ideas, check out our suggestions to freshen your home!


What’s your favorite way to use Thieves Household Cleaner? Let us know in the comments below!



  • Allie W March 5, 2017 - 8:04 am Reply

    Just wanting to know if Thieves Household Cleaner is recommended for cleaning bamboo flooring. TIA!

    • Young Living March 7, 2017 - 12:47 pm Reply

      Hi Allie, We recommend doing a spot test in an inconspicuous location before cleaning the entire floor. You may also want to contact the manufacturer for any information on the finish that may interact negatively with Thieves Household Cleaner. If the surface appears porous, we would encourage you to use another product that may be better suited to the surface. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Mary Spahn February 15, 2017 - 2:56 pm Reply

    If the household cleaner was to be used in a state regulated day care center what would be the contact time? For example: The diaper changing area was cleaned with Thieves Cleaner, how long would they have to wait before changing another diaper?

    • Young Living February 22, 2017 - 10:00 am Reply

      Hi Mary, The FTC monitors unfair and/or deceptive claims in connection with the advertising and promotion of products (this includes household products/cleaners). We are unable to make antimicrobial or disinfectant claims or provide laboratory testing results on this subject as these claims have not been vetted using FTC procedure. We are also unable to provide research information or documentation regarding the effectiveness rate of the product. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

  • Jessica February 11, 2017 - 6:47 am Reply

    Can the thieves glass cleaner be used on tinted windows as well? Can’t seem to find anything regarding tinted windows. Thanks!

    • Young Living February 22, 2017 - 2:35 pm Reply

      Hi Jessica, We suggest diluting according to the label and doing a spot test in an inconspicuous location before using the Thieves® Household Cleaner on the entire window. If the surface appears porous we would encourage you to use a different product that may be better suited to the surface. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Priscilla February 4, 2017 - 6:20 pm Reply

    I understand this cleaner is safe to use around kids, but what if my child accidentally ingested it? I want to completely rid my home of dangerous cleaners.

    • Young Living February 6, 2017 - 1:08 pm Reply

      Hi Priscilla, It is recommended to keep this product out of reach of children. However, if a child or infant swallows an essential oil, administer milk, Agave, honey or other safe, oil-soluble liquid. If dilution does not provide relief, contact your health care professional. Thanks for stopping by with your question.

  • Kaiya Storm January 3, 2017 - 9:41 pm Reply


  • Tracey October 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm Reply

    Can I use the all purpose household cleaner to make a fruit/veggie wash (spray form)? If so can you share a recipe? Thank you!

    • Young Living October 10, 2016 - 10:04 am Reply

      Hi Tracey, The Thieves Household Cleaner is not recommended for internal consumption. We recommend using our Thieves Fruit and Veggie Spray which is formulated to be safe if ingested. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Cali Kinney August 31, 2016 - 1:08 pm Reply

    Is this safe to use for dishes?

    • Young Living September 6, 2016 - 12:46 pm Reply

      Hi Cali, Great question. We recommend using our Thieves® Dish Soap or Thieves® Dishwasher Powder which leaves your dishes sparkling clean without using chemicals, dyes or synthetics. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Joanne August 23, 2016 - 10:37 am Reply

    Can Thives cleaner be safely used around baby, for example: toys, stroller, high hair, changing table, etc. also should toys cleaned with thieves cleaner be rinsed first before child puts it in the mouth?

    • Young Living August 26, 2016 - 8:45 am Reply

      Hi Joanne, Thieves Household Cleaner is safe for use around children and pets. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Leesa August 6, 2016 - 12:39 pm Reply

    Can it be used to clean carpets? If so how much to a tank of water?

    • Young Living August 9, 2016 - 7:22 am Reply

      Hi Leesa, Great question. The Thieves® Household Cleaner can be used on carpets, the dilution ratio is 100:1. Before cleaning on carpet, we recommend performing a spot test in an inconspicuous location. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lon S. Valladares August 5, 2016 - 12:34 pm Reply

    Yes, I know about the Thieves cleaner. It really works fantastic. I found The Quick Maid, one of the top commercial cleaning companies in Ottawa also use it.

  • Ruth Kurtz August 1, 2016 - 12:55 pm Reply

    I used thieves to clean my ovens, what a great job and the smell was wonderful. 1/2 cup White vinegar, 1 capful thieves household cleaner, 4 drops thieves oil,4 drops lemon oil. Sprinkle baking soda on bottom of oven then pour mixture of oils/vinegar, let bubble up and set a few minutes. Wipe up and the oven is cleaned. No nasty odors.

  • Janie July 27, 2016 - 1:03 pm Reply

    Does the type of water used to dilute matter? Distilled? Tap? Thanks!

    • Young Living July 28, 2016 - 8:49 am Reply

      Hi Janie, Great question. We suggest using purified or distilled water to ensure that the water is optimal for cleaning. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Ellen D June 27, 2016 - 8:09 pm Reply

    I’ve had someone ask if her pine kitchen cabinets can be cleaned with THC. They are old & not sealed. Will THC mixed with water hurt the cabinets or should she use THC with Olive Oil to degrease the cabinets?
    Thank you!

    • Young Living June 30, 2016 - 2:36 pm Reply

      Hi Ellen, If the Thieves® Household Cleaner is used according to the label directions and dilution ratios there should be no negative effects from using it on the wood cabinets. We recommend doing a spot test in an inconspicuous location before cleaning all the cabinets.

  • carrie June 26, 2016 - 9:39 am Reply

    can I use the cleanser to clean hardwood floors?

    • Young Living June 28, 2016 - 10:21 am Reply

      Hi Carrie, We feel that there would probably be no effects on the hardwood floor, but we recommend doing a spot test in an inconspicuous location before cleaning the entire floor. You may also want to contact the manufacturer for any information on the finish that may interact negatively with Thieves Household Cleaner. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

      • Debbie Lindquist March 9, 2017 - 1:19 pm Reply

        I use it on my wood floors with the terry cloth dry mop. The recipe is adapted from my grandmother’s recipe to clean her floors. It cleans great and leaves no residue.
        Mix ingredients in 32 oz spray in the order given
        15-18 oz Distilled Water
        1/8 cup Distilled White Vinegar
        2-4 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
        1 cap Thieves Household Cleaner
        5 drops YL Lemon Oil
        Shake before each use. Spray a small area of floor then mop it up and repeat on the next section.

  • Alisha Lockhart May 25, 2016 - 6:35 am Reply

    My sister has a house keeper that comes in weekly and uses only Thieves products to clean her house. This has worked out so well for her and now I’m also in the process of switching to all Thieves cleaning products. And the smell is amazing!

  • Cheryl May 14, 2016 - 3:44 pm Reply

    Any thoughts on cleaning white vinyl boats seats with Thieves Household Cleaner.

    • Young Living May 16, 2016 - 3:52 pm Reply

      Hi Cheryl, Excellent question! Thieves® Household Cleaner may not be compatible with vinyl surfaces. If you decide to try it on the boat seats, we would suggest extra dilution and doing a spot test in an inconspicuous area.

  • Carol May 11, 2016 - 4:34 pm Reply

    I have been using Thieves Household Cleaner for almost a year now. I mix 2 parts Thieves, 4 parts lemon juice, 8 parts white vinegar and 10 parts water. I use it to clean pretty much everything. I try to use all natural products to clean.

  • Teresa May 6, 2016 - 5:29 am Reply

    Does the Thieves Cleaner eliminate mildew? I too would like to completely eradicate all toxic cleaners in our home. Any suggestions for stubborn mildew?

    • Young Living May 11, 2016 - 7:13 am Reply

      Hello Teresa, Thieves® Household Cleaner is a safe, effective all-purpose cleaner. For deep cleaning applications, please try the dilution guidelines on the product label or the suggestions in this blog post. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Leah April 28, 2016 - 10:05 pm Reply

    I use Thieves cleaner on almost EVERY surface! However, I have recently been asked if it can be used on untreated stone floors. No seal or anything. Appreciate your help!

    • Young Living April 29, 2016 - 12:20 pm Reply

      Hi Leah, We recommend doing a small spot test in an inconspicuous location before using the product on the entire surface, especially for stone floors. If the surface appears porous we would encourage the use of another product that may be better suited to the surface. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Faye April 23, 2016 - 3:02 pm Reply

    I have a new glass shower and there are spots starting already..I have used the Thieves with Water as a spray, and it does a good job, but still stubborn spots remain. Any suggestions? I DO NOT want to go back to harsh chemicals for cleaning! 🙂

    • Young Living April 25, 2016 - 1:12 pm Reply

      Hi Faye, Great question! Our Thieves® Household Cleaner can be used to clean glass surfaces. The Thieves® Household Cleaner makes cleaning tough stains simple and easy without using harsh or abrasive chemicals. Further product information can be found here. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Norma Rena Elliott May 26, 2016 - 7:38 pm Reply

      I use Thieves cleaner on my tile floors.

  • Kim Briggs April 21, 2016 - 6:44 pm Reply

    Love Thieves cleaner and I use it for everything…

  • Stacy Gray April 21, 2016 - 4:25 pm Reply

    Can you use it on stainless steel refridge?

    • Young Living April 22, 2016 - 1:06 pm Reply

      Hi Stacy, Thieves® Household Cleaner should be fine for use on stainless steel appliances. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Nancy April 21, 2016 - 1:42 pm Reply

    Is thieves ok to use on hardwood floors? If so what would concentration be?

    • Young Living April 21, 2016 - 2:17 pm Reply

      Hi Nancy, We feel that there would probably be no effects on the hardwood floor, but we recommend doing a spot test in an inconspicuous location before cleaning the entire floor. You may also want to contact the manufacturer for any information on the finish that may interact negatively with Thieves Household Cleaner. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    • Kristen Porter April 21, 2016 - 7:52 pm Reply

      I use them on my hardwoods and haven’t had any issues. I usually do 1-2 capfulls of cleaner to a bucket of hot water.

  • michelle April 21, 2016 - 9:35 am Reply

    My favorite all time cleaner…when done, you can smell the clean…wonderful scent…thank you Young Living..

  • Rachael April 19, 2016 - 12:10 pm Reply

    I love Thieves Household Cleaner, I just did a Make-N-Take, showing everyone how easy it is to make with a spray bottle water and cleaner- BAM! I use this mixture on EVERYTHING- from Mirrors, windows, dusting, floors, quick mess, stove clean, in the bathroom. I had to share it! and the smell is a plus! It smells amazing and it doesn’t go away , I could still smell it the next day too!

  • Dana Summerville April 19, 2016 - 8:52 am Reply

    The best oven cleaner ! Mix Thieves Household Cleaner with baking soda and a few drops of lemon.. Make it into a paste and I barely let it sit for 3 minutes and can just wipe the grime away

  • Zetta April 18, 2016 - 9:34 pm Reply

    I spray it on my sinks and faucets in the kids restroom throughout the day in my preschool. We also clean all of our toys with it.

  • Cathy P in AZ April 18, 2016 - 8:53 pm Reply

    I use my Thieves cleaner for everything! I use it to clean my bathrooms, floors, mirrors, kitchen…I love it!!! It’s effective and smells wonderful!

  • Dawn Camp April 18, 2016 - 8:09 pm Reply

    This weekend I took a spray bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner and a microfiber cloth and cleaned the inside of my car and the windows, both inside and out. It smelled delicious!

  • Claire Hoover April 17, 2016 - 8:00 pm Reply

    Thanks, Edie!

  • Christine April 15, 2016 - 7:34 pm Reply

    I love mixing my Thieves Household Cleaner with water in a spray bottle. I clean all of my surfaces with it. It does fantastically on my granite countertops.
    My son loves to help me clean and now that we’re using Thieves, he can safely do so!!

    • jenny April 18, 2016 - 8:35 pm Reply

      Is it ok to use thieves on granite? I was told no citrus on my counters. I just installed granite so I am extra cautious.

      • Young Living April 19, 2016 - 1:21 pm Reply

        Hi Jenny, We have determined that Thieves® Household Cleaner is okay to use on granite, however please ensure that is is highly diluted. We recommend doing a spot test in an inconspicuous area first. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

        • Dani March 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm Reply

          What does highly dilute mean? What ratio do you recommend for granite countertops?

          • Young Living March 13, 2017 - 11:44 am

            Hi Dani, Thieves® Cleaner is safe at a 15:1 dilution or higher for most non-porous surfaces. The dilution instructions are noted on the back of the product bottle for your convenience!

  • Terrie April 14, 2016 - 10:02 pm Reply

    Great ideas. Thanks for the tips.

  • Megan B. April 14, 2016 - 1:30 pm Reply

    I have just started cleaning my kitchen and bathrooms with a water to Thieves Household Cleaner solution ratio of 1:15 and LOVE it! No more holding my breath while spraying harsh chemicals to clean my home. My kids even enjoy the scent as they help with daily chores. So grateful for this beneficial alternative to regular cleaning sprays.

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