Cleaning Your Kitchen with Thieves Products

2 January 15, 2014 - Archive

For most of us, ringing in a new year usually includes a resolution for better health. Why not enhance your overall well-being by improving the cleanliness of your home with Young Living’s Thieves® products?

This blog post is the first in a series focusing on deep cleaning your home with Thieves. With check lists, helpful hints, and cleaning recipes, you will achieve a clean home in no time. By adding an additional 30 minutes to your usual cleaning regimen, you will experience the Thieves difference in just a week.

Today’s post will focus on how to clean your kitchen with Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner.

DAY ONE: REFRIGERATOR

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items from refrigerator.
  • Check all labels and toss expired items.
  • Throw away all items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or are inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.
  • Remove all magnets and papers from doors.
  • Clean top and outside of fridge, including exterior water/ice compartments.
  • Clean inside, including door compartments, shelves, and produce drawers.
  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside fridge.
  • Clean handles.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners in the fridge to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.

DAY TWO: STOVETOP, OVEN, MICROWAVE

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove any leftover food or debris from stovetop, oven, and microwave.
  • Clean stovetop, oven, fan, vent filters, hood, and microwave with mixture.

HINT: Fill a microwavable container with 3 cups of hot water. Place in microwave and heat on high for 10 minutes. The steam will loosen any cooked-on food, making it easy to wipe clean.

DAY THREE: DRAWERS, CUPBOARDS, PANTRY

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items.
  • Check all labels and toss items that are expired.
  • Toss items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.
  • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.
  • Clean all drawers and shelf organizers.
  • Wipe down shelves and inside of drawers.
  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside cupboards, pantry, and drawers.
  • Clean all knobs.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners inside drawers and on top of shelves to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.

DAY FOUR: CEILING, LIGHT FIXTURE BOWLS, UNDER SINK

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs from ceiling, corners, and light fixtures with broom or duster.
  • Remove light fixture bowls.
  • Clean ceiling, corners, and light fixture bowls.
  • Replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Remove all items from under the sink.
    • Check all labels and toss items that are expired.
    • Get rid of items that are rarely used.
    • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.
    • Wipe inside with the same ratio of Thieves Household Cleaner and water.
    • Wipe off all sticky and soiled items that will go back under the sink.

HINT: Put 5 drops of Thieves Essential Oil on a cotton ball or open a Thieves Essential Oil Sample and place underneath your sink to keep it smelling clean and fresh.

DAY FIVE: SINK, COUNTERTOPS, BACKSPLASH, CABINET FRONTS

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

Cabinet Front Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup olive oil. To enhance the aroma, you may also add 10 drops of Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend.

  • Remove all countertop appliances, canisters, knick-knacks, and clutter.
  • Clean sink, countertops, backsplash, knick-knacks, canisters, and counter appliances with suggested recipe.
  • Wipe down cabinet fronts with suggested recipe.

HINT: To keep your kitchen looking clean and clutter-free, display only countertop appliances, canisters, and knick-knacks that are used daily or are important.

 DAY SIX: INTERIOR WINDOWS, WINDOW SILLS, PET DISHES, PLANT DISHES

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 5 quarts of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Wipe loose debris and dust off window sills, pet dishes, and plant dishes.
  • Clean window sills and plant and pet dishes.
  • Clean interior windows.

HINT: To naturally freshen the air in your home, diffuse Thieves Essential Oil Blend for 15–30 minutes.

DAY SEVEN: WALLS, OUTLETS, SWITCH PLATES, HEATING VENTS

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs and dust from kitchen walls and heat vents.
  • Clean walls, outlets, switch plates, and heating vents.

The next post in our series on cleaning your home with Young Living’s Thieves products will focus on bathrooms and bedrooms.

Cheers to a healthier and happier 2014!

—Gloria Russo, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

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7 Comments

  • Nora C February 13, 2014 - 9:06 am Reply

    I love Thieves Products and Young Living EO! Thank you for this!

  • Heather Zwicker January 22, 2014 - 8:17 pm Reply

    I love cleaning with Thieves! It smells so much better than other cleaners and I know I’m killing bacteria.

  • onemotherslove January 17, 2014 - 10:39 am Reply

    Would painted cabinet fronts be cleaned the same way as mentioned here?

  • elisa January 16, 2014 - 4:58 am Reply

    I love cleaning with thieves! now i gotta clean my frig!

  • Susan B January 15, 2014 - 11:29 am Reply

    I love Thieves Cleaner and oil too! For cleaning tiles and tub in my bathroom I make a paste of baking soda, Thieves Cleaner (capful or more), and hydrogen peroxide, then dip my cleaning rag and/or brush in it and clean grout and tile surfaces. Works wonderfully!

  • Sherry Thomas January 15, 2014 - 10:05 am Reply

    I love Thieves !

  • Gloria Radin January 15, 2014 - 10:04 am Reply

    I guess I should bring out my Thieves and start cleaning!! 🙂

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