Low Toxin Cleaning with Essential Oils

Cleaning protects our health in our homes, schools, and workplaces. But have you ever considered that the products you’re using now might be doing more than simply cleaning? Are they safe to inhale or come in contact with your skin? Household and cleaning products—including soaps, polishes, and grooming supplies—often contain harmful ingredients we call toxins.

Have you heard of the Dirty Dozen? These are 12 toxic ingredients you should avoid that are commonly found in cleaners and personal care products.

By clicking on the flashing dots in the images below, you'll learn more about these toxins, the products they're found in, how they're used in many mainstream products, and their suspected impacts on bodies and the environment.

The first step to avoiding harmful toxins is to become aware of where they are commonly found! Continue to click for more information!

Why are toxins harmful?

Synthetic toxins can enter the body through the skin, inhalation, or ingestion. Even infants are at risk of exposure through breast milk and while in the womb.


  • Each and every second 310 Kg of toxic chemicals are released into our air, land, and water by industrial facilities around the world.
  • This amounts to approximately 10 million tons (over 21 billion pounds) of toxic chemicals released into our environment by industries each year.
  • Of these, over 2 million tons (over 4.5 billion pounds) per year are recognised carcinogens. This amounts to about 65 Kg each second.
  • These toxins will persist in the environment for decades, even centuries.

  • Only a small percentage of chemicals have been tested for their safety and toxicity and more studies are needed.

Now that you’re aware of these issues, the next step is to make small and simple changes to eliminate toxins from your home.

Take Action: Toxin-free home

Transitioning to a toxin-free, plant-based home is a lifestyle journey, and you can make changes over time.

  • Avoid products that include ingredients from the Dirty Dozen
  • Start by replacing the products you use most frequently. This may be your household cleaner or even your hand-soap.

  • Focus on replacing products used on those who are most susceptible to them. Children and family members with compromised immune systems can be more prone to the harmful effects of toxic chemicals.

Young Living's Thieves® product line is the best alternative to harsh mainstream cleaners and personal care necessities that are often filled with toxic chemicals. Each of our plant-derived cleaning products is pure enough for your family and strong enough for your life!

Thieves product line: made with plant based ingredients and free of toxins!

Thieves product line: made with plant based ingredients and free of toxins!

The entire Thieves® product line is infused with Thieves essential oil blend, a proprietary combination of Cinnamon, Lemon, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Clove essential oils.

We’ve infused Thieves into personal care, oral care, and cleaning products to create safe, gentle, and effective products you can use in your home to support and enhance your family’s wellness.

You Have All You Need in a Bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner!

Click on the + to see what you can do with one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner

Mix 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner + 2 cups distilled water in a glass spray bottle

You can replace almost every commercial cleaner in your home with one bottle of Thieves® Household Cleaner. Its versatility will save you money and shelf space. Plus, no more worrying about your children or pets getting into the cleaning supplies and being exposed to harsh chemicals.

You already keep a clean kitchen, but is it clean from harsh chemicals? Skip the harmful toxins—keep your kitchen safe and clean with Thieves!

Thieves All Purpose Cleaner

Thieves All-Purpose Cleaner

Thieves All-Purpose Cleaner

  • Made with naturally derived, plant-based ingredients for a safer way to clean your home
  • Contains essential oils like Lemon and Thieves for a deeper clean and warm, inviting scent
  • Becomes a quick go-to cleaner of choice for anything in the home
  • Brings a sparkle to your countertops, floors, furniture, windows, walls, oven, around your toilet, and almost any surface

Thieves Dish Soap and Foaming Hand Soap


Thieves Dish Soap

  • Effectively cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes, or synthetics.
  • Made with plant based ingredients to leave your dishes sparkling clean.
  • Contains pure essential oils like Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot.

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

  • Gently cleans and conditions the skin.
  • Combines Thieves blend, Lemon and Orange essential oils with other naturally derived ingredients, such as aloe vera, to clean hands.
  • Instant foam makes it easy to lather and rinse.
  • Leaves skin soft and clean, with a light Thieves scent.
  • Contains no sulfates, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh chemicals.

Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak

Thieves Veggie Soak

Thieves Soak

  • Utilise naturally derived ingredients and the cleansing power of Thieves essential oil blend to effectively wash produce.
  • The soak is a perfect choice when cleaning larger amounts of produce. With the help of DiGize, Purification, and Thieves essential oil blends, you can prepare produce for a wonderful meal or healthy snack
  • Decyl glucoside is the plant-based surfactant used in many Thieves products. It is a plant derived ingredient used to effectively remove dirt wax and other surface impurities.
  • To use: Pour a capful into a bowl of water, mix in fruit and veggies, let sit for about a minute, and then rinse.

Cleaning your Kitchen with Thieves

If you’re like us, there are a million things you’d rather do than clean your bathroom.

Between the grime, dirt, and noxious chemicals, bathroom cleaning quickly becomes a task you’d rather delegate to a roommate, spouse, or any child old enough to wield a toilet wand.

With the help of Thieves® products, you can replace the harsh toxins found in household cleaners with powerful, safe cleaners that make scrubbing down every bathroom surface much more bearable.

When it comes to laundry, you can’t go wrong with Thieves®.

Our liquid laundry detergent is safe for your family as well as the environment. It contains no phthalates, chlorine, formaldehyde, artificial colors, or other harsh, unnecessary ingredients, leaving all the naturally derived ingredients you need to leave your laundry smelling fresh and so clean!

Thieves Laundry Soap

Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without leaving behind any chemical or synthetic residue. Fabrics come out of the washer clean with a pleasant citrus aroma, thanks to 100 percent pure Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot essential oils.

Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without leaving behind any chemical or synthetic residue. Fabrics come out of the washer clean with a pleasant citrus aroma, thanks to 100 percent pure Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot essential oils.

  • Plant-based formula that is free from synthetic ingredients.
  • Works with all washers, including high-efficiency.
  • Highly concentrated formula; a 32-ounce container can wash up to 64 loads.
  • Can be poured directly onto clothing.
  • Contains no sulfates, dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfumes, or optical brighteners.

Thieves Laundry Soap is free from optical brighteners—chemicals that only make clothes look cleaner and brighter without actually cleaning them—and sodium lauryl sulfate—a cleansing agent that can cause irritation and itchiness. By avoiding these ingredients, Thieves Laundry Soap is a high-quality product that is naturally derived, effective, and perfect to use around those you love.


Need a little cleaning boost?

In this bottle, you’ll find a powerhouse cleaning product for everything around the house, including laundry!

If your load is extra dirty, add a capful of Thieves Household Cleaner as you add your detergent to the washer. Press start and wait for those extra-clean clothes!

Enjoy Thieves’ warm, irresistible aroma and combine pure Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, and Rosemary essential oils in your daily personal care!

Thieves Cleansing Soap bar

thieves bar soap

Thieves Cleansing Soap bar

  • Combines our exclusive Thieves essential oil blend with cleansing botanicals in a 100 percent vegetable base
  • Cleanses and purifies the skin

  • Offers a creamy lather that leaves skin smooth, refreshed, and lightly scented

  • Made without synthetic dyes or colorants, parabens, petrochemicals, and sulfates, making it gentle enough for the whole family.

Young Living’s AromaBright Toothpaste


Young Living’s AromaBright Toothpaste

  • Gently brushes away daily buildup and helps combat the effects of unsightly staining.
  • Plant-based formula that is gentle on teeth and their delicate enamel.
  • Made without synthetic dyes, artificial flavours, or preservatives.
  • Contains Peppermint, Spearmint, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils, along with our popular Thieves blend.
  • Has a sweet spicy-mint flavour that freshens the breath.
  • For the ultimate clean, follow your morning and evening brushing with Thieves Dental Floss™ and Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash™.

Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash


Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash

  • Freshens and provides a whole-mouth clean using our signature Thieves oil blend.
  • Free from harsh alcohol and artificial dyes and flavors.
  • The spicy-sweet flavor of Thieves combined with Spearmint and Peppermint will leave you with fresh breath and a pleasant taste to give you the confidence you need to face the day.
  • Use it alongside our Thieves toothpastes and floss.

Thieves Dental Floss

thieves dental floss

Thieves Dental Floss

  • Made with strong fibres that resist fraying
  • Easily glide between teeth for those hard-to-reach places.
  • Saturated twice with essential oils, offering double the protection to freshen your breath.

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap


Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

  • Made with a plant-based, instant-foam formula.
  • Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed but never over-dried.
  • Contains the citrus-spice aroma of our proprietary Thieves blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary.
  • Pump included.

Congratulations on completing the low toxin cleaning course!

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