8 Bathroom Cleaning Hacks with Thieves Household Cleaner

50 August 10, 2016 - At Home, Cleaning with Young Living, Infographics, Young Living Lifestyle

If you’re like us, there are about a million things you’d rather do than clean your bathroom. Between the germs, dirt, and noxious chemicals, it quickly becomes a task to delegate to a roommate, spouse, or kid old enough to wield a toilet wand. Enter Thieves® Household Cleaner. With our cleaning hacks in the handy infographic below, you can replace the harsh chemicals with this powerful, safe cleaner and make scrubbing down every bathroom surface a little more bearable.

Bathroom hacks with Young Living Essential Oils

How else do you use Thieves Household Cleaner in your home? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Linda

    I would like to see more “recipes” simply using thieves oil. I don’t always have thieves cleaner on hand, but I never allow myself to be out of Thieves oil! Also why doesn’t EO stain clothing when used in the laundry? TIA. I lobe thieves EO!!

    • Young Living

      Hi Linda, There shouldn’t be any staining associated with the oils in the Thieves® Laundry Soap. Please rest assured that the oils are at a very low percentage and they should not come out of solution to leave residue or staining on clothing.

  • Meredeth Drummond-Cox

    Good morning! I see where you can “Pin” this article to Pinterest, but would you please consider a way for those of us who don’t ‘do’ Pinterest (gasp!) to print it out for future reference? I see so many of these that I would like to save in a book, but no way to print them off.

    Thank you; have a great day!
    Meredeth

    • Denise Basuino

      If you right click the image, it will allow you to save it to your computer/phone as a jpg. Then print it from your device.

  • Susan

    Hi I have marble floors and natural stone in my bathroom. Is thieves safe to use on this kind of material?

    Thank you in advance

    • Young Living

      Hi Susan, The Thieves® Household Cleaner is safe at a 15;1 dilution or higher for most non-porous surfaces. We suggest performing a small spot test in an inconspicuous location before using the product on the entire surface. If the surface appears porous, we would encourage you to use another product that may be better suited to the surface.

    • Angela

      I’ve been using the recipe for sink and counter, on my marble in the bathroom for over a year and I’ve had no issues. The cleaner works like a champ!

  • Stacie

    Regarding the thieves cleaner. While it comes in a plastic bottle, I’ve heard it needs to be in a glass bottle. Any thoughts on this?

    • Young Living

      Hi Stacie, The plastic used in packaging our products including the sprays and Thieves® Household Cleaner is high-end plastics that are formulated to be able to hold the essential oils and retain safety. In addition, the essential oils included in the products are not potent enough to damage the plastic packaging. Please be assured, we strive to use the best products and packaging based on the products and their use.

      We do not recommend storing undiluted essential oils in plastic containers. Using essential oils and essential oil products safely in conjunction with plastic containers depends highly on the type of plastic, the concentration of essential oils, and the amount of time the oils are stored in the container or the amount of time the essential oils come in contact with the plastic parts.

  • Terri Colbert

    I have a granddaughter with peanut and tree nut allergies so we are extremely cautious before using new items in our home. Does the Thieves Household Cleaner contain any peanut or tree nut products (such as almond oil)?

    • Young Living

      Hi Terri, The Thieves® Household Cleaner does not contain any ingredients derived from nuts. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • julia

    Thieves Laundry Soap – is it save to use for HE washing machine? thank you

    • Young Living

      Hi Julia, Thieves Laundry Soap can be used in all washers, including high-efficiency ones. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Cynde

    I have been using way too much. I bet that bottle will last longer now, but I have to say my house smells amazing when I use it.

  • Gina

    I have engineered hardwood floors. We just finished a complete kitchen remodel. I need to clean my floors and want to use Thieves. Could I use the same recipe as the one for wooden cabinets? Has anyone mopped wood floors with Thieves?

    • Young Living

      Hi Gina, 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!

      • Kim

        I have used the thieves in my steam mop with no issues

  • Hannah Holderread

    What is the volume of the cap? Everything says “with a cap full” but how much is that actually?

    • Deb scalabrino

      1 capful equals about 1tsp

    • 1 cap full is a tablespoon, or, half an ounce.

  • L Morrison

    Is this okay to use if have a septic system?

    • Gloria Merian

      I use it to clean my toilet (actually everything in my house) and have not had it affect my septic system.

  • Melissa

    Is it safe to use on granite?

    • Young Living

      Hi Melissa, The Thieves® Household Cleaner can be used on granite with a high dilution ratio. We recommend doing a spot test in an inconspicuous area before using on the entire surface. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jen

    Can you use it on Limestone?

  • Anika H.

    I put baking soda in the toilet bowl and a splash of the household cleaner. I let it sit for a bit and then come back and wipe with the toilet brush. Sparkling clean and smells fresh!

  • patti

    anyone have a streak free cleaner for laminated floors??

    • Young Living

      Hi Patti, We recommend using our Thieves® Household Cleaner with a heavy dilution ratio. It is suggested to perform a spot test in an inconspicuous area before using the cleaner on the entire floor. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

      • We do a 50:1 dilution for a streak free shine on our laminate and hardwood floors

    • Brandi

      I use hot water and vinegar and a drop of clove oil to clean my laminate floors (in a refillable mop). I get streaks if I use anything else!

  • Tracey

    I use Thieves in the steam cleaner water and on the pad when cleaning my kitchen & bathroom floors . The house smells great for hours!

    • Cindy

      Thieves household cleaner or so? And how much?

  • Rachael Larson

    I use the cleaner for everything- for the shower-1. spray Thieves Household cleaner on the sides of the shower(pre-diluted) I cut a lemon in half, take one of the halves and rub it all over the shower, for the scum – I had baking powder to the lemon. Then wash and rinse-

  • Carole

    Love cleaning with thieves household cleaner. The smell is amazing! Any tips on mildew in shower grout?

    • Young Living

      Hi Carole, Unfortunately, due to very strict FDA regulations we are unable to recommend, diagnose, suggest, or prescribe any of our products for any specific purpose. For this reason we are unable to provide any information regarding the use of the Thieves® Household Cleanser for mildew prevention. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    • Kevin

      Try putting undiluted white vinegar in a spray bottle with four or five drops of YL Lemon EO. The vingar kills the mold/mildew and the lemon makes for a clean scent.

      • Lizzie

        That’s exactly what I do! Works better than anything I have ever tried!

  • Marilyn T.

    I use Theives cleaner to disinfect my cutting boards and countertops. In a 4oz. bottle, I use 1 capful Theives cleaner, or 10 drops of Theives oil and fill the rest of the bottle with water. I shake the bottle each use and spray it on cutting boards or countertops, faucets. After I wash the cutting board, I apply the Theives mixture and leave it on these areas to disinfect. Don’t have to rinse it off.

  • It’s the only cleaner in my house!! I also use it for my foot soak before my pedicure.

    • Betsy Morley

      How much do you add to the soak?

  • Diane Dornberger

    I use the Thieves Scrub in my kitchen sink and in the stainless steel liner of my Instant Pot! Keeps both looking shiny and new !

  • Amanda G Leigh

    Thieves is my only household cleaner… love having the ONE product!! : )

  • Marcia Clark

    I make a mock soft scrub with half cup baking soda, 5 or 6 Tablespoons of Castile soap and 1 capful of Thieves Cleaner, 4 drops Lemon.

    • Robin Crooks

      Thank you Marcia for this recipe. I really like it. Non-chemical cleaning products make cleaning a pleasure since we aren’t causing harm to our loved ones lungs.

  • I love the Thieves Household Cleaner diluted 1 tsp per every 8 ounces in a spray bottle for every kitchen surface. I use a Magic Eraser with it on my stainless steel kitchen sink and it looks as good as new (it’s 20+ years old) 💞

  • Dianne Shaw

    I add a capful ofThieves Cleaner to our disposal. Let it sit 5 minutes, add 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 Vibefar that has been heated in the microwave. Let sit till fizzing stops. Add 4 cups boiling water. Turn on disposal and urun cold water a few minutes, then turn it off. Follow up with a few drops of citrus fresh. Clean disposal and fresh, clean smell!

    • RaNae Bland

      A plumber told me to run two trays of ice cubes through my garbage disposal which not only cleans out any gunk stuck to the walls of the disposal, but it is good for the disposal blades. And I too like to use some Thieves cleaner.

  • vicky berry

    I just shampooed my bedroom carpet. Followed the shampooer directions. Smells so good. Spot cleaned first . All with thieves cleaner. It’s great

    • Kim

      I would love to know how you did this!

  • Colleen

    I use it for a daily shower rinse — 1/2 capful of cleaner in a 32oz bottle filled with water. Spray after each shower.

  • Tina French

    Thieves Cleaner diluted in a spray bottle works amazing on my mirrors and my stainless steel appliances!! I was so shocked at how shiny my stainless is without the use of harsh chemicals!

  • yes I do the bathrooms, mopping, glass with those combinations. I will definitely do the wood cabinets by adding citrus fresh to the olive oil…

  • Samantha Evans

    What about cleaning the toilet brush and your actual cleaning supplies. should you just soak them in some thieves cleaner and water?

    • Young Living

      Hi Samantha, We would not recommend soaking your cleaning supplies in the Thieves® Household Cleaner as the essential oils in the cleaner may negatively affect the plastic. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • I spray it on spots in the carpet. Let sit and scrub! I also is it to clean my jewelry.

  • kris kincaid

    we use thieves cleaner everywhere in house, bathrooms(sink, floor, counters, tub, toilet, mirror), we use it in kitchen, all around cleaning. we even made it a little stronger and used it to clean car interior when my mechanic left car greese all over(the carpet and the dash and doors), a little scrubbing but not much and it all came clean. Loved it and smelled so good

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