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Natural Cleaning

100% Plant based natural cleaning

1. How I clean my entire home
2. Why make the switch?
3. What happens to your body when it is chemically overloaded?
4. What is Thieves?
5. Where to get Thieves?
6. All Purpose Cleaner
7. Fruit and Veggie Wash
8. Dental Care
9. Laundry Soap
10. Stain Spray
11. Stain Paste for Whites
12. Soft Scrub

13. Laundry Scent Booster and Softener
14. Dish Soap Hack
15. Thieves Dish Soap
16. Dishwasher Pods
17. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
18. Thieves Wipes
19. Jewellery Cleaner
20. Wood Furniture Cleaner
21. Window and Glass Cleaner
22. DIY Handsoap
23. Fruit and Veggie Wash with Thieves Household Cleaner

1. All Natural cleaning, and why I clean my entire home with Thieves!

If you know me well, you know I m passionate about chemical and toxin free cleaning… I have always strived (strived being the operative word) to clean our home with as least possible toxins, especially after having a tumour on my neck removed, skin cancer near my eye and a huge surprise pregnancy at 40! Typically I purchased cleaning products I thought were “safe and eco” because of the label and the way they were marketed, ironically not “safe, eco or clean” at all!

I also used make various complicated cleaning concoctions with vinegar in order to not use toxic cleaners around my children. (Not going to lie, it stank!!) And I will admit, I used to use harsh stain removers in the past before educating myself to do better. I found Young Living and I made the switch to Thieves, 100% Plant based. We use Thieves for every cleaner in our home. I cannot believe how well it works, how affordable the switch has been, how good it smells, and how easy it is! I am OBSESSED!!! (Follow along my oils and getting well page where I show daily tips on how we use our oils. @houseofruthies)

Keep reading below to see the Thieves bundles!

2. Why make the Switch?

After having a tumour from my neck removed, a skin cancer removed near my eye and after a surprise pregnancy at 40 I started to look more carefully into toxins and what they do to our bodies.

The Environmental Working Group, a non profit research organisation that uses the power of information to protect human health and environment, recently came out with a “cleaners hall of shame” list. The list includes common household cleaners, (even products marketed natural) showing compelling evidence that the ingredients can inflict serious harm and be detrimental to our health. Ingredients containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 caused biological mutations, 218 caused reproductive problems, 146 (they knew) caused cancerous tumours, but were allowed in the United States, even though they were banned in other countries around the world. Twenty-six seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body. The average woman applies 300 chemicals a day to her body (80 before breakfast! )

The top 10 most dangerous chemicals in your home are: Air Fresheners (like plug ins or candles), Laundry Detergent, Chemical Cleaning Supplies (for your counters, floors, toilets, drain and oven cleaners), Furniture Polish, Dishwasher Soap, and Dish Soap

3. What happens to your body when it is chemically overloaded?

Most of us feel it as lethargy, inability to focus, sleep trouble, chronic inflammation, unexplained pain, fibromyalgia, skin issues, adult acne, hormone imbalance, hot flashes, stress, anxiety, and fear. If you face any of these issues, it’s time to kick chemicals out of your life. For me I have seen a significant positive change in my mental health, energy and skin!

Are you looking to ditch TOXIC products in your home? One of the easiest switches you can make is your cleaning products!

4. What is Thieves?

Thieves essential oil is a blend of 5 powerful Young Living oils. It’s uplifting, and energising. And it is one of the most famous oils in all of Young Living. The Thieves blend contains Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon, and Cinnamon. It’s based on the legend of the four thieves in Marseilles France, dating from the time of the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague. Century after century, from the 1300’s to the 1700’s, outbreaks claimed up to half of the population of Europe. As history has it, the group allegedly confessed they used it with protection against the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead.

Thieves essential oils is our Wellness Oil. It is the main essential oil ingredient through Thieves products. When you are cleaning your home, you are supporting your wellness, not taking away from it. I just LOVE that! Also, it does actually smell like Christmas!

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5. Where to get Thieves?

You can buy Thieves at retail from Young Living OR better value is to grab a Starter Bundle so you get wholesale! The Starter bundle is how I recommend everyone get started with Young Living. It’s by far most cost effective. Just by getting your Thieves Starter bundle you can replace all Toxic cleaning products in your home, along with replacing candles for diffusing, personal care and so much more! I will personally send you a Welcome package with lots of oily recipes and resources to kick start your low-tox journey. And keep reading for all my cleaning recipes and hacks you can make with Thieves.

Grab your bundle here!

Switching and ditching is a process, it doesn’t happen overnight, but our journey has been made easy with Thieves!.

Thieves All Purpose Cleaner

Thieves All Purpose Cleaner

6. All Purpose Cleaner

Thieves household concentrate cleans everything in our home, from countertops, appliances, walls, highchairs, toys, floors and more. The best part? It’s toxic free, safe and works so well!! One bottle of Thieves household concentrate makes 30 16 oz everyday cleaner spray. It is so good!!!

  • 1 capful Thieves Cleaner

  • Half a litre/16 oz of water

You can make all the everyday household cleaning items from your Thieves Concentrate and oils!

Fruit & Veggie Wash

Fruit & Veggie Wash

7. Fruit and Veggie Wash

  • 2 caps Thieves Fruit and veggie per large sink load of produce and water

This unique formula combines three exclusive Young Living essential oil blends with other naturally derived ingredients to effectively wash your produce. I am always amazed at how long our produce lasts when we use this to clean our produce. Enjoy eating your fruits and veggies as nature intended with Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak, plants for plants! If you don’t wash your veggies, now is the time to start.

Thieves fruit and veggie wash soak is Included in the Healthy Home starter kit and Natures home bundle.

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8. Dental Care

Free from all toxins! Who new Toothpaste could be toxic? I’ts true! Titanium Dioxide, Triclosan, Flouride, SLS, Parabens, Abrasive ingredients, Artifical coloring, DEA, etc are all commonly found in commercial toothpastes. Thieves is free from all the above listed additives and is, again, plant-based and entirely nontoxic! Thieves supports your immune system, gut and helps to promote healthy teeth and gums.

  • I also like to add a drop of orange vitality to your thieves toothpaste for natural teeth whitening!

Laundry Soap

Laundry Soap

9. Laundry Soap

Thieves laundry detergent.

After learning that there are many hidden ingredients in laundry detergents, (even products that I thought were safe because of marketing) Switching to Thieves laundry detergent has been the best decision!! Did you know it only takes 26 seconds for the toxic chemicals to seep into our blood stream? Yikes.

The plant-based formula is free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners. SAFE!

Laundry Hack (Diluting is NOT required! )We have found that diluting the Laundry Soap helps us use the right amount of product. This is a super concentrated cleaner and a little goes a long way!!

  • Pour half of the bottle of detergent in a large jar or container. Save for later.

  • Add 3 capfuls of Thieves cleaner concentrate and 10 drops of the oil of your choice.

  • Top the jar with water and shake.

Here’s a Tip: Boost the laundry soap with essential oils

  • Lemon for Stains

  • Lavender for Scent

  • Purification to Purify

10. DIY Stain Spray with Thieves

With busy and messy young kiddies I love having this spray on hand for quick application.

Fill a 500ml or 16 oz spray bottle with the following:

  • 1/3 Thieves Dish Soap

  • 1/3 Thieves Laundry Detergent

  • 1/3 Distilled Water

  • 2 drops of lemon or eucalyptus oil per ounce

  • Apply to any stains and then wash as regular

Stain Paste for Whites

Stain Paste for Whites

11. DIY Stain Paste for Whites

  • 1 cap thieves

  • 1 table spoon organic baking soda

  • 15 dtrop lemon oil

  • 1 table spoon white vinegar

  • Mix into a paste and apply on stains, I put the garments with the paste and remaining bowl of paste into the drum.


12. Soft Scrub (My most fave!)

This soft scrub is a GAME CHANGER!! We use it on the kitchen countertops, skins, stove top, tiles, walls, bath, shower… okay, basically everything!

  • Combine equal parts baking soda (or Bon Ami) and Thieves Cleaner Concentrate

  • Add tea tree oil for mould issues, citrus oils for a fresh smell, or oregano for extra cleaning power (10 to 15 drops)!

  • Mix well into a paste that you are happy with ( I like thick consistency) and store in an airtight container

Laundry Scent Booster and Softener

Laundry Scent Booster and Softener

13. Laundry Scent Booster and Softener

Easiest DIY to replace toxic fabric softener that might be lingering under your laundry sink. EWG (Environmental Working Group) found that 75% of products listed “fragrance” contain the hormone disrupting chemical, phthalates!! DITCH fragrance.

  • ¼ cup Epsom Salts

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • Up to 30 drops essential oil of choice — we love 10 drops purification essential oil 10 drops stress away essential oil and 10 drops essential oil Gentle baby.

Thieves Dish Soap

Thieves Dish Soap

14. Thieves Dish Soap

It might surprise you that dish soap has toxins! I was shocked to find that out. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is what makes a lot of dish soap foam up, it can also be a skin irritant and cause other issues.

I highly recommend looking into what you are using to “clean” your dishes!

Thieves dish soap is a plant-based formula is free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate), dyes, formaldehyde, phosphates, and synthetic perfumes

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15. Thieves Dish Soap Hack (optional*)

  • Pour half the bottle of the dish soap in a jar or container and save for later. (or 16 oz glass pump bottle pictured above)

  • Add 2 tsp baking soda and 5 drops lemon oil.

  • Top with water and shake.

    NOTE: Diluting Thieves dish soap is not required, but stretches the super concentrated product.

Dishwasher Pods

Dishwasher Pods

16. DIY Dishwasher Pods with Thieves

You can DIY your own dishwasher pods! (Or just buy the Thieves Dishwasher Powder.) Mix all the ingredients together below. Once mixed scoop into an ice tray and let it sit overnight. Store pods in the airtight jar.

  • 1 c of washing soda

  • 1 c baking soda

  • 1/2 c citric acid

  • 1 tbs thieves cleaner

  • 1 cup water

  • 10 drops lemon oil

17. Toilet Bowl Cleaner (Ditch the bleach!)

Mix all the ingredients below, then put into an empty Thieves dish soap bottle or any squirt bottle.

  • 3/4 cup Baking Soda

  • 3/4 Warm Water

  • 1/4 Cup Castile Soap

  • 1/4 Cup Vinegar

  • 1/8 cup Hydrogen Peroxide

  • 2 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner Concentrate

  • 5 drops of essential oil of your choice for scent

  • Shake well before each use

18. Thieves Wipes

2.6 qt airtight container, paper towels (or reusable paper towels).  Remove the inner cardboard roll. Mix together:

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner

  • 10 drops Citrus Fresh Oil

  • Pour half the mixture into an airtight container

  • Add the towels and pour the remaining mixture over the tops

  • Pull wipes from the middles to use

19. Jewellery Cleaner with Thieves

Mix in a shallow glass dish and add jewellery — let sit for ten minutes.

  • 1 capful Thieves Cleaner

  • 2 Tbs Water

20. Wood Furniture Cleaner with Thieves

Mix all ingredients into a 16 oz glass bottle then spray cleaner on cloth or directly on wood and polish.

  • 1 capful Thieves Cleaner

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • Optional: 5 drops orange oil

21. Window and Glass Cleaner

Mix in glass spray bottle then use on mirrors, windows and other glass.

  • 1/4 tsp Thieves Cleaner

  • 16 oz Distilled Water

  • 1 Tbs White Vinegar

  • 3 drops Peppermint Oil

22. Fruit and Veggie Wash with Thieves Household Cleaner

  • 3 cups of Water

  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

  • Let veggies and fruit sit in a bowl with mixture (or the sink for a big produce haul)

    Included in the Healthy Home starter kit — Young Living sell a Fruit and Veggie Soak #5352

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23.Thieves Foaming Hand Soap & Hand Purifier

In addition to the major players above I love having the Thieves foaming hand soap throughout the house at every sink and a hand purifier basically everywhere (i.e. in the car, pram, on the go!)  The instant foam of the hand soap makes it super easy to lather and rinse and my skin always feels so soft and never dried out.  As with everything in this line it’s formulated without sulfates, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh chemicals.

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You can buy Thieves at retail from Young Living OR better value is to grab a Starter Bundle. Just by getting your Thieves Starter bundle you can replace ALL Toxic cleaning products in your home, along with replacing candles for diffusing, personal care and so much more! Getting a starter bundle and becoming a member just means you get Thieves wholesale. There are no strings attached. You don’t have to shop monthly or even purchase ever again. (Although when you start using Thieves, you will LOVE it!)

I will personally send you a Welcome package with lots of oily recipes and resources to kick start your low-tox journey.

These Cleaning Starter Bundles are the easiest way to replace harmful chemicals in the home with non toxic natural alternatives.

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Step by Step how to grab your bundle-

  1. Click become a member- *This means you get the products wholesale not retail, No fees, no obligations and no strings attached! Make sure the number 30212959 appears in both the ‘enroller’ and ‘sponsor’ ID fields.

  2. Select ‘speciality kits’ for the Healthy home Bundle or Thieves bundle. (If you want the Natures home bundle, click ‘build custom order’ type in the search bar Natures home Essentials and add.

  3. Select Yes for Essential Rewards (ER) and ‘yes’ to use your premium starter kit as your first essential rewards order. You will automatically get $10 shop credit points for using your starter kit as your first ER order! *Note this is Optional you do not have to shop monthly, you can cancel anytime and join at any time!

  4. Next, you can choose to set up your Monthly Wellness Box, ‘Essential Rewards’. This is the best thing ever! This is the fastest way to ditch toxic products in your home in the most cost effective way. And receive SO many freebies and shop credit along the way! Who loves freebies?? Some must have favourites outside the cleaning bundle to try next month, Lemon, purification, Peppermint, Tea Tree (staple essential oil) Alternatively you can try personal care, baby care, on any oil! You will not be charged for this order until next month, you can custom your order monthly and change and update it as many times as you want! Click here for lots of ideas on what to try on Essential Rewards.

  5. Enter your personal details; create a username, password and pin! (keep these on hand)

  6. And that is it! Get excited!

  7. I will be notified once you have joined with me and will send you an email welcoming you into my community very soon! My community is to help and familiarise yourself with your oils and learn new uses and recipes for them. We have educational classes, lives and webinars and thousands of other Young Living oily like-minded people you can connect with! You can be a part of of it as much or as little as you want! If you want to get in touch, don’t hesitate! Send me a message on my oily wellness page @houseofruthies so we can connect! Check the mail in a week or two for some goodies from me!

P.S – You can just get the kit and zero obligation after that. Or if you want to get rewarded for buying monthly you can choose that. You can also cancel Essential Rewards at any time with no strings attached or nitty gritty involved!

Wherever you are in the world, we have a Thieves Bundle for you!

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Ready to toss all of those chemicals? Add this to your Shopping List!

+ Grocery List

  • Baking soda

  • Castile soap

  • Bon Ami

  • White Vinegar

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • 1 Paper towel roll

  • Distilled water

  • Ice cube trays

  • washing soda

+ Jars and Containers

+ Other Favourites