Review: Thieves Household Cleaner by Young Living

Don’t you just hate that one friend that pushes a networking market product on you? Not MLM, because that is super annoying, but NM. Yes, there is a difference. I’m more on the “red personality” type that checks out pretty quick. Tell me why something works, or lose me.

I am already fan of essential oils, but no brand loyalty. Just more of a safe & price loyalty, if that makes sense. I use them for their scent while diffusing, health, cleaning, skincare, making this house less toxic, etc. So, when a friend said, “here try this cleaner,”, I reluctantly said yes. This house has a ton of white surfaces and I prefer bleach. Yup, I’ve ruined shirt after shirt while on cleaning rampages. But, nothing seems to make this house feel clean otherwise. I know that there is a terrible chemical scent leftover, and probably why I diffuse all day every day.

First Impressions: Cinnamon and clove come through first, maybe some citrus. Retail price for the concentrate: $28.95USD for 14.4floz (or if you are lucky enough to have a wholesale account $22.00USD). For being a concentrate, it isn’t overpowering in the bottle. Not the most exciting label to look at, but who displays their cleaning products?

All-Purpose Cleaner Directions: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2–3 cups water. I split the difference and added 2.5c to the one capful in a glass spray bottle (I bought mine cheaply from Amazon). This also worked on my linoleum floors! Was pretty surprised that it worked better than Windex. Chris insists not to use any other cleaner (than Windex) on the floors in this house, as he cannot stand how the floors feel on his bare feet. Bathroom surfaces and faucets came out really shiny. Overall, everything came out really clean and I am happy.

Degreaser Directions: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2 cups water. For heavy cleaning, use half or quarter the amount of water. If necessary, use a cloth to apply Thieves Household Cleaner undiluted. After cleaning, wipe the area with a cloth dampened with water. Nope, not how I’m using it. Almost sounds just like how I used it as an All Purpose Cleaner. Instead, I used 1 capful with 2c of water, few tablespoons of baking soda sprinkle on the surface and 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to deep clean inside the oven. The glass on the door has been a mess since we bought this house. I’ve tried everything, minus replacing. Why wasn’t I introduced to this before?? All those hours I wasted trying to get something clean with toxic substances. Ugh.

Glass and mirror cleaner directions: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 3 cups water. This will be the true test, as I just did all the windows (there is a lot of them since we live on the lake) 3 days ago. It takes almost a bottle each time, since I do all of the doors (and jams) with that bottle. Just as I didn’t want to happen, the paper towels were icky from all that this method took off. I hate when friends are right and I didn’t find it first!

I probably should have taken a before and after of the front doors, but I honestly didn’t expect to have this go as well as it did. They are really shiny!


Moral of the story- this is an EXCELLENT cleaner that I just couldn’t help but order a few bottles to keep under the sink and have to go tell my friend (with my tail between my legs) how right she was!

If you would like to purchase anything from Young Living, or have questions for my friend, please email me ( and I will put you two in touch. She’s pretty groovy!


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