Cleaning 101 with Thieves (Home & Personal Care)

Living in an environment with dirt, bacteria, germs and viruses, cleaning your home appropriately daily could potentially protect you and your family from these harmful microbes.

However, not all cleaning products are safe. According to American Lung Association, some ingredients may cause health problems like headaches, allergies or irritations.

Don't worry. We got the solution! Thieves home cleaning and personal care products replace harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients, making your home clean and safe.

Follow these easy cleaning tips and start your natural cleaning journey with Thieves!

1. Cleaning and disinfecting common areas

Common areas that you touch at home or at work can be full of germs or viruses. Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces on a regular basis around sinks, taps, soap dispensers, toilet roll dispensers, walls, doors, locks, handles, flush buttons, etc. have been recommended by National Environmental Agency (NEA).
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Thieves® Spray is a portable cleaning spray ideal for purifying small surfaces. Thieves Spray can be used on doorknobs, handles, toilet seats, and more.

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Thieves® all-purpose cleaner. Combining naturally derived, plant-based ingredients, it provides exceptional home cleaning and purifying power.

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How do I use Thieves product to clean my house?
Clean common areas: Use Thieves Spray on door handles, toilet seats, and in any surface that might need it.
Clean all surfaces: Mix one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4 cups of water, then apply to all surfaces
Clean on the go: Use Thieves Spray on any surface that needs it when you are not at home. Perfect for use on light switches, public toilet seats, or even smelly shoes.
Clean your electronics: Phones, computers and remotes are high touch surfaces. Avoid using rubbing alcohol since that may damage your devices. Instead, use Thieves Spray on tissue paper to clean your electronics.

2. Washing your hands often

Germs can spread through any surface, so it’s important to wash your hands regularly with water and soap. Hand sanitiser can also help you clean your hands more effectively. For best results, wash your hands following these guidelines:
Wash your hands with Thieves Foaming Hand Soap and water for 20 seconds
If water is not available, wash your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 70% alcohol - such as Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
Avoid touching eyes, noses, faces with unwashed hands
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, Cleansing Soap and Waterless Hand Purifier contain essential oils and other natural ingredients. They help remove germs and dirt on your hands, leaving them clean, supple and smelling great. These products do not contain harsh or synthetic chemicals.
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Thieves® Cleansing Soap
Containing the legendary Thieves oil blend, this bar soap is ideal for purifying the skin with the power of pure essential oils.


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Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap
Blending Thieves, Lemon, and Orange essential oils with other natural ingredients, the gentle formula of Thieves Foaming Hand Soap is an effective alternative to soaps that contain harsh and synthetic chemicals.

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Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier
Get clean hands anytime, anywhere with Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier. Thanks to its compact size, you can bring this germ-fighting solution from the classroom to the office and everywhere in between.

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3. Doing your laundry

Your clothes may collect germs or dirt from the outside. Thieves laundry soap is a plant-based formula that is free from harsh additives, such as optical brighteners, SLS and other sulfates.

Thieves Laundry Soap will gently and naturally wash your clothes, cleaning them without leaving behind any harsh chemicals or synthetic residues. Fabrics will come out of the washer clean with a pleasant citrus aroma, thanks to a 100% pure blend of Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot essential oils.
How do I use Thieves products to clean my clothes?
Place clothes into the washing machine: Start machine and add recommended amount of soap for load size
a. Standard load: ½ cap for conventional washing machines, ¼ cap for High-Efficiency (HE) washers
b. Use more, as needed, for large or heavily soiled laundry
Use warm water and let the clothes dry completely
For an extra brightening boost for whites, hang them in the sun to dry for natural bleaching

4. Cleaning your dishes & kitchen

The kitchen is a sensitive area. You want to keep it clean so that bacteria don’t grow and spread. Use soap or powder to wash your dishes and kitchen appliances.
Thieves Dish Soap: Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot essential oils work with other plant-based ingredients to makes this essential oil soap powerful enough to leave your dishes sparkling clean.
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How do I use Thieves products in the kitchen?
Dispense a small amount of Thieves Dish Soap onto a sponge and clean the dishes. Add additional soap as needed
Ensure that all surfaces of cooking utensils, crockery, and tableware are cleaned and then rinse thoroughly with water
For best results, follow this advice:
Clean and disinfect countertops, sink hardware, cabinets and cutting boards using Thieves Spray or Thieves Household Cleaner
Change and wash towels and dishcloths often
Empty wastebaskets and trashcans. Then, clean them with Thieves cleaning products.

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Use the power of Thieves in every room of your home!
Young Living’s proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing from the deceased. French authorities realised that there was protective value in this mixture. Upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula.

Crafted in the spirit of that legendary formulation, Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves essential oil blend can be found in all our Thieves products. Featuring Clove oil, Cinnamon Bark oil, Eucalyptus Radiata oil, Rosemary oil and Lemon oil, Thieves imparts a spicy, welcoming aroma everywhere it is used.

With the benefits of Thieves oil, including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Possibly our most versatile and beloved blend, Thieves products replace harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients.

Q: How do you store Thieves essential oil blend at home?

A: Keep in a cool, dark place.

Q: What essential oils are good for cleaning?

A: Thieves, Purification, and Citrus Fresh essential oil blends as well as Lemon and Pine essential oils are great additions to cleaning solutions. They don't just clean and purify, but leave your home smelling naturally fresh!

Q: Can you use Thieves essential oil blend as a glass and mirror cleaner?

A: Combine 1 cap full Thieves Household Cleaner, 10-15 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil blend, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 3 cups water in a glass spray bottle. This works well on mirrors and other glass surfaces.

Q: Can you use Thieves Household Cleaner for wood?

A: Thieves Household Cleaner can be used for applications other than those mentioned. Before using this product to clean wood and other finished surfaces, including all plastics and fabrics, perform a spot test in an inconspicuous area. Discontinue use in the event of staining.

Q: What essential oils can you use for cleaning your clothes?

A: Thieves Laundry Soap can be used in all washing machines, including High-Efficiency (HE) washers, and its highly concentrated formula (6×) will provide around 64 wash loads with just 32 fl. oz (946 ml).

Q: What essential oil can be used as a toilet cleaner?

A: Quick and convenient, Thieves Spray is a portable essential oil spray ideal for cleaning small surfaces. Just one small spray freshens counters, sinks, door handles, toilets, and more using only naturally derived, plant-based ingredients and the powerful spicy-citrus scent of Thieves essential oil blend.

Q: What essential oils are good for cleaning teeth?

A: Healthy living isn’t just about what you eat and how you stay active—it’s about taking care of your entire body! Maintain healthy-looking teeth and a clean smile with Young Living’s AromaBright™ Toothpaste. This oil-infused toothpaste uses our popular Thieves blend to clean teeth and gums—all without the use of fluoride and synthetic dyes.