Here’s a scenario: You just wiped your kitchen counters down with 409 Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner. Would you set a piece of bread down on that counter to make a sandwich and feed it to your 3 year old? I didn’t. And then it clicked. If I would not eat directly off of these “clean” counters because of the chemicals I just sprayed on them, then WHY AM I USING IT?!
That was the eye-opener for me. I started using the Thieves Cleaning products from Young Living because I had then recently become more into essential oils and figured I’d try some of the household products as well. And then it became a gradual switch of all the toxic cleaners & soaps to all Young Living!
Changing out all of my old household cleaning and soap products to a more natural, less toxic option was a PROCESS. It definitely did not happen right away or all at one time. I took it one product at a time, until I started realizing what a difference each product made, and I worked my way up to the point I’m at now!
I’m here today to give you a firsthand review of each of the Thieves products that we now use in place of your old ones!
Stop what you are doing and ORDER. THIS. STUFF!
Thieves Household Cleaner was basically my gateway to the ditch & switch movement. Why you ask? It is the end-all-be-all of cleaning products. This concentrate can do just about anything in various mixtures with some other household products and oils!
It can clean surfaces, glass, kitchens, bathrooms, floors, etc. Seriously, it does it all. You only use a capful or two, depending on the size of your glass spray bottle, add additional oils (if you so desire) and fill with distilled water!
Its that easy and a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate will last you such a long time...I honestly can’t remember when I last ordered it! (And if you're wondering where to get the fancy spray bottle complete with Thieves label, just send me a message!)
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
I used to be a Bath & Body Works addict. I’ll admit it. Even up through this past year, I was still buying my favorite fall-scented hand soaps and had to get my fix. But not anymore. Now that I can use the Thieves foaming hand soap (which like all of the Thieves products, can be diluted) I create my own fun fall and holiday scents for hand soaps and don’t have to worry about the added fragrances of the old stuff!
You might not think that fragrance is a big issue, and you might not think you’re “that sensitive” to fragrance but let me tell you...you are. You’re just so surrounded by it that you don’t feel affected.
Trust me, you are.
Remove excess fragrances from your household and personal care products for a few months and you will want to puke the moment you smell a kitchen sink just cleaned with Soft Scrub Bleach. (It happened to me recently). I’ve even gone so far as to stop wearing my perfumes. That was a huge step for me because I was pretty obsessed with my scents.
But removing those fragrances (basically just a bunch of undisclosed chemical ingredients) my sensitivity to them is intense and I feel so much better about the products I’ve switched to! The hand soap goes a long way, just like the household cleaner, and I’ve had fun adding some Christmas Spirit essential oil to mine to give it some holiday cheer!
This one probably took me the longest to switch to. I was deterred by the small size of the container, the price and the skepticism of “yeah but will it get the stink out?” Let me assure you that all of my concerns were absolved by my purchasing and use of this laundry detergent!
One small container can be dilluted 3 times! Here’s how to do it:
Dilluting Thieves Laundry Soap
- Empty ⅔ of Thieves Laundry Soap into large glass container like a mason jar.
- Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner (see? It does everything!)
- Add other essential oils if desired (lavender, etc)
- Fill with distilled water & swirl gently until mixed.
Once again, we are avoiding the toxic fragrances of your average laundry detergent and still getting a clean, fresh scent that works on the smelliest of baby boy clothes!
Seedlings Baby Wipes
Hmm...in a post mostly about the Thieves cleaning products why am I ending with the baby wipes? Well, here’s another versatile product to replace several of your everyday items! Not only do we use these on the kids (for bottoms & otherwise). I’ve started using them to remove my make up before cleansing and as my dryer sheets!
Please just ditch the Downy and Bounce! All you have to do is throw in a wipe or two with your clothes into the dryer and voila! Smells like the Seedlings Calm formula (Lavender, Coriander, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Geranium) and leaves clothes soft!
Now if you’ve made it this far, I hope you have at least some urge to ditch & switch even just ONE item in your home. If I could advise you to start with one, it would be the household cleaner. Try it out for awhile and you’ll seriously notice the difference!
As I said in the beginning, this ditch & switch movement is a process! Don’t feel guilty if you can’t fathom switching every single cleaning product you own. Don’t feel like you’re a terrible person if you continue to use some of the brands or products that I mentioned ditching.
You do you.
But take the time to do your research and figure out how the products you are using in your home are rated compared to others!
Check out the www.ewg.org and find the letter-grade that your household products received!
I hope this was helpful! If you have questions on how to get your hands on Young Living’s Thieves or Seedlings products, just send me a message!
Happy Holidays and happy ditching & switching!