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There’s A Thieves Cleaner Recipe For That!

By March 31, 2019 March 20th, 2020 No Comments

Spring is upon us and there is no better way to celebrate than by cleaning everything!

(and maybe going outside and enjoying nature after a long, cold winter)

And the best way to clean and freshen up your home in a new season is by using natural, non-toxic cleaners that actually have benefit your families wellness!

Thieves essential oil is a powerful blend from Young Living that can should become your foundational cleaner for everything under the sun!

In this post we will look at

  • why Thieves is awesome and why the concentrated Thieves cleaner from Young Living is an amazing deal
  • how to make your own Thieves cleaner if you can’t buy the concentrated one at the moment
  • recipes using the concentrated Thieves cleaning for specialized cleaning

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Why Is Thieves So Great?

Thieves Essential Oil from Young Living is in incredible blend with so many benefits and ways to use it. It’s made up of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils and has a rich, spicy aroma.

Not only is it an amazing oil that promotes overall wellness and supports your immune system, it can be used to make so many cleaning products. Once people start using Thieves cleaner, they typically throw out most, if not all, of their toxic, chemical filled cleaners from their home.

Why The Thieves Concentrated Cleaner Is An Amazing Deal

Getting a bottle of Thieves cleaner is definitely one of the best things you can do for your household. You can use it as a base for so many different types of cleaners.

First off, it’s ultra concentrated, so it will make A LOT of cleaners. One bottle goes a long, long way. For example, following our recipe listed below, it will take 1 cap full of concentrated cleaner to make a large spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner.

The bottle itself contains 14.4 oz of concentrated cleaner (426 ml). A cap full is 0.28 oz (8 ml). That means you could make about 50 bottles of all-purpose cleaner from one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner, which runs between $23-$30.

You can also buy a larger bottle for even more value.

If you are new to using Thieves as a cleaner, and want to try it out first, you can start by making a DIY Thieves cleaner.

You can also check out the Thieves Starter Kit here!

Homemade Thieves Cleaner Recipe

One of the greatest aspect about using essential oils is that once you have a variety of oils in your inventory, you can make so many things yourself. It’s DIY wellness, cleaning and beauty!

So if you aren’t able to buy a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner yet, and are looking to give it a try before committing to swap out all of your normal cleaners, give this homemade Thieves household cleaner recipe a try.

How To Make Thieves Cleaner

You’ll need

  • A large glass spray bottle
  • 2 TBSP liquid castile soap
  • Filtered or distilled water
  • 15-20 drops of essential oils – You can do all Thieves oil blend, or half Thieves + half Lemon. (If you don’t have Thieves, you can make your own Thieves blend by seeing the recipe below!)

Add the liquid soap and essential oils to the bottle first. Swirl and mix together. Then add water slowly, filling up the bottle.

Now shake it up, and start spraying! This non toxic and effective cleaner can be used everywhere!

And if you don’t have the Thieves essential oil blend on hand, you can make your own Thieves oil, then make the spray cleaner – double DIY.

How To Make Thieves Oil

If you don’t have the Thieves blend in particular, you can make it! Here’s how to make Thieves oil:

  • 40 Drops of Clove Oil
  • 35 Drops Lemon Oil or Orange Oil
  • 20 Drops Cinnamon Oil
  • 15 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 10 Drops Rosemary Oil

Just add to an empty essential oils bottle and you are good to go!

Get extra oil bottles here – Empty Essential Oil Bottles

More Thieves Cleaner Recipes

And for those who DO HAVE the ultra-concentrated Thieves cleaner directly from Young Living, you can use it to make these cleaners that work for very specific uses.

Since these recipes call for the concentrated cleaner, using the DIY spray or Thieves oil by itself, might not give the same results, but might be worth a try if you don’t yet have the concentrated cleaner.

Add any of the following Thieves household cleaner recipes to a spray bottle, shake well, and start cleaning 🙂

All purpose cleaner:

1 cap Thieves concentrated cleaner
3 cups of water

Mattress Cleaner:

1 cap of Thieves concentrated cleaner
5 drops Purification
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Tea Tree

Sink and Tile Scrub:

1 cap Thieves concentrated cleaner
1/2 cup baking soda
5 drops Lemon oil
5 drops Thieves oil

Glass and Mirror:

1 cap Thieves concentrated cleaner
5 drops Citrus Fresh
1 tsp white vinegar
4 cups water


1 cap Thieves concentrated cleaner
1 cup water

Hardwood Floors:

1/4 cup Thieves concentrated cleaner
1/2 cup olive oil
5 drops Pine
1 gallon hot water

Time For Some Spring Cleaning!

So if you are DIY-ing it and don’t have the concentrated Thieves household cleaner, you can at least make a homemade version of the all-purpose cleaning spray. This will be effective for a wide variety of uses.

But if you have the concentrated Thieves cleaner, now you can freshen up every part of your house using nothing but natural ingredients!

Have another recipe not listed here, but that you love using? Send me a message or leave me a comment on Instagram!


I would love to find more uses for Thieves and keeping my house clean naturally 🙂

Disclaimer: The statements on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to be medical advice. Suggestions here are specific to Young Living and should not be combined with oils from other sources. Examples and experiences do not guarantee similar results. Read our full disclaimer here


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