Thieves® Household Cleaner. You know it, you use it, and you love it. If you don’t love it yet, you will after your cleaning is transformed by its strength and versatility.

This powerful, ultra-concentrated, plant-based solution is a helpful and naturally derived chore companion—helping you clean everything from wood floors to shower doors. And the best part? It doesn’t have any of the harsh chemicals you’ve removed from your lifestyle. That’s right, you don’t have to worry about what’s in Thieves Household Cleaner. It’s perfect to use around everyone in your whole family.

Tips for using Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner is safe to use at a 15:1 dilution or higher for most non-porous surfaces. One capful of Thieves Household Cleaner is equal to approximately ½ tablespoon, so ½ cup of water mixed with one capful of cleaner yields a 15:1 dilution.

  • Most cleaning applications use 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner—more concentrated dilutions may be necessary for some uses.
  • For best results, mix only the amount of cleaner that you will need to use right away.
  • Before using Thieves Household Cleaner, do a small spot test in an inconspicuous location, especially on wood, plastic, fabric, and granite.
  • Do not use this product on soft plastics or vinyl.

29 DIY cleaners with Thieves Household Cleaner

We made 29 cleaners with less than one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner! With 60-65 capfuls of the cleaner in each 14.4 fl. oz bottle, we had plenty to spare even after making each of these solutions. Keep reading to find out how to use Thieves Household Cleaner in all areas of your home!

Thieves Household Cleaner

Kitchen cleaners

1. Trash can scrub

Clean stains and deodorize!

  • Empty trash can and fill with water.
  • Pour 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner directly into the can (1 capful for a small can, 2 for a large one).
  • Let sit for several hours.
  • If needed, scrub stubborn stains with a brush.
  • Empty can and wipe dry.
  • For an ongoing fresh scent, place a few drops of Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil on a cotton ball and put it in the bottom of the trash can before replacing the liner.

2. Stovetop cleaner

Tackle light and heavy degreasing.

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, combine the following:
  • Apply with cloth to remove buildup; when grease is gone, wipe clean with a damp cloth.

3. Garbage disposal refresher

Refresh the disposal with a clean scent!

  • Pour one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner down the disposal.
  • Let sit 5 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar.
  • Let sit until fizzing stops.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil; pour down the drain.
  • Turn on disposal and run cold water for 30 seconds.
  • Pour 3 drops of Purification® essential oil blend in the disposal for an extra-fresh scent.
Purification essential oil blend

4. Wood cabinet polish

Polish your cabinets and eliminate buildup!

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
  • Apply evenly to cabinets with a damp cloth.
  • If cabinets have heavy buildup, extra scrubbing may be required.

5. Dishwasher cleaner

Clean the inside of the dishwasher!

  • In the bottom of the dishwasher, add the following:
    • ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 3 drops Jade Lemon essential oil
    • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Run empty dishwasher through a full cycle. Do not add detergent.

6. Oven scrub

Scrub away baked-on food!

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
    • ½ cup white vinegar
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • ½ tablespoon dish soap
    • 2 drops Thieves® essential oil blend
  • Avoiding the heating elements, sprinkle baking soda liberally on the bottom of the oven, and then spray with Thieves Household Cleaner and vinegar.
  • Let sit until it stops bubbling.
  • Scrub stubborn spots with a sponge.
  • Wipe the rest of the cleaner off with a damp cloth and rinse well, making sure to remove all baking soda
Thieves essential oil blend

7. Microwave cleaner

Make your microwave sparkle!

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the following:
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Wipe down the microwave using a damp rag—the heat and steam from the solution in the bowl should make removing grime easy.

8. Stainless steel cleaner

Make the outside of appliances shine like a mirror!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Buff the cleaner into the stainless steel with a damp, lint-free cloth.
  • Wipe off excess with a clean, dry cloth.

Bathroom

9. Soft scrub for porous materials

Polish your bathtubs, toilets, and sinks!

  • In a bowl or spray bottle, mix the following:
    • ½ cup baking soda
    • 5 tablespoons liquid castile soap
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • To use: Apply the mixture with a damp cloth or brush and scrub away.
Lemon essential oil

10. Cleaning fizzies

Remove buildup from toilet bowls and stubborn shower floors!

These cleaning fizzies are so good at cleaning toilet bowls and shower floors that we created an entire blog post about them. Check it out!

11. Prevent shower soap scum

Get rid of water droplets!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
  • Spray shower walls and door daily.
  • Squeegee excess off.

12. Shower head/faucet cleaner

Remove gunk and mineral buildup!

  • In a plastic bag, mix the following:
    • 1 teaspoon Thieves Household Cleaner
    • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • Attach the full bag to faucets and fixtures with rubber bands.
  • Leave for several hours.
  • Scrub with a coarse brush if needed to remove hard water stains.
  • Rinse well.

13. Shower door deep-clean

Keep your shower doors free from residue!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
  • Spray liberally onto the surface and scrub with a sponge to remove spots.
  • Rinse well and dry.
Thieves dish soap

Living room

14. Couch and upholstery cleaner

Deodorize and clean minor spots!

  Combine 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1-2 cups baking soda. Mix well.

  • Let sit for 24 hours to thoroughly combine.
  • Add 5 drops of Lavender essential oil for an extra boost of freshness.
  • Sprinkle lightly over furniture and wait 1 hour.
  • Use a stiff brush and back-and-forth motions to work the cleaner into the fabric; then vacuum up the excess.

YL tip: You can also use this technique on car upholstery, mattresses, carpets, and rugs.

15. Ceiling fan cleaner

Wipe off dust and built-up grime!

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 cups water
  • Wipe dust off fan blades, light fixture, and ceiling mount with a damp cloth.
  • Dip the same cloth in the solution and thoroughly wipe down the blades to remove built-up dust.
  • Dry with a clean cloth.
  • Try this on your air vents, bathroom vents, and anywhere dust gathers!
Lavender essential oil

16. Carpet spot cleaner

Remove spills and spots.

  • In a spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 6 cups water
  • Mix well, apply to the spot, and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat until stain is gone.

Kids

17. Kids’ furniture spray

Keep high chairs, strollers, and changing tables clean!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • ½ capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 4 cups water
  • Spray liberally onto plastic and metal and wipe clean with a damp cloth or rinse with water.
  • Test a small, discrete spot before applying cleaner to fabrics.

18. Car seat cleaner

Get solid and fabric surfaces of car seats stain free.

Mix 2 drops of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle.

  • Spray plastic and fabric lightly and wipe with a soft cloth.
  • To clean the harness, mix a small amount of baby wash with 2 cups of water.
  • Gently wipe with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid hard scrubbing or soaking.
  • Let everything dry completely before using.

19. Wall art remover

Remove crayon murals from the walls.

  • Apply a splash of Thieves Household Cleaner and 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a damp rag.
  • Wipe drawings off the walls.
  • Repeat until the art is gone

Multipurpose cleaners

20. “Get it all done” spray

Wipe countertops, doorknobs, light switches, and more.

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2-3 cups water
  • Spray liberally and wipe with a damp cloth.

21. Glass cleaner

Clean mirrors, windows, windshields, and car windows!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
  • Spray onto glass and wipe away streaks with a soft cloth.
Citrus Fresh essential oil blend

22. Tile and laminate floor cleaner

Clean tile and laminate floors!

  • In a bucket, mix the following:
    • 1 tablespoon Thieves Dish Soap
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 gallon warm water
  • Use this mixture to mop your tile and laminate floors!

23. Deep cleaning scrub

Scrub stubborn bathroom and kitchen stains.

  • In a glass bowl, mix the following:
    • ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Form a thin paste.
  • If the cleaner is too thick, add more Thieves Household Cleaner. If it is too runny, add more baking soda.
  • Apply with a clean cloth or a sponge, scrub surface thoroughly, and rinse clean.

24. Whiteboard eraser

Make marker smears disappear.

  • Apply a few drops of Thieves Household Cleaner to a damp washcloth.
  • Wipe board clean.

25. Glasses cleaner

Create a streak-free outlook on life!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • 1/4 cup witch hazel
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 drops Thieves Household Cleaner (use a Glass Dropper to get the right amount)
    • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • Spray on lenses and wipe with a clean, lint-free cloth.

26. Car interior spray

Get a spotless interior!

  • In a spray bottle, mix the following:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 2-3 cups water
  • Spray dash, cupholders, console, interior handles, and more! Then wipe with a damp cloth.

YL tip: Get into hard-to-reach places (e.g., air vents, cupholders) with cotton swabs.

27. Wood floor cleaner

Shine and polish hardwood.

  • In a bucket, mix the following:
    • 4 cups water
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 5 drops Orange essential oil
  • Mop your wood floors!
Orange essential oil

28. Reusable water bottle rinse

Get the funk out of your water bottle!

  • Pour ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner into your bottle and top off with water.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Scrub the inside and outside well; then rinse several times with water.

29. Blinds cleaner

Wipe off dust, fingerprints, and grime!

  • Mix the following in a bowl:
    • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup white vinegar
  • Use an old sock as a cleaning mitt.
  • Dip the “mitt” into the cleaning solution; go over each slat until they’re all clean.

Now that you’ve gotten everything clean and sparkling, learn which essential oils can stain and which oils can help you with your laundry!

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