STOP using toxic chemicals in your home!! Homemade Thieves Cleaner & Wellness Essential Oil Blend is all you need for 100% toxic-free cleaners. And it actually works!!
Homemade Thieves Cleaner is a mixture of a Wellness Essential Oil Blend, witch hazel, water, and castile soap mixed together in a glass spray bottle. This DIY thieves cleaner works so well, it’s amazing!! You can use it on just about EVERYTHING and know that it is cleaning. And when you use it you don’t have to worry about exposing yourself or your family to toxic chemicals.
Homemade Thieves Cleaners is definitely an All-Around, All-Purpose Cleaner. Let’s dive into how it is made, what you can clean with it, and how you can make your own Wellness Essential Oil.
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Homemade Thieves Cleaner Recipe
To make this cleaner follow the simple steps below.
In a 16oz Glass Spray Bottle Combine
2 tbsp Castile soap
1 tbsp Witch hazel
15-20 drops Wellness Essential Oil Blend (scroll down to learn how to make)
fill the bottle the rest of the way with filtered or distilled water
Attach nozzle, shake well and you’re all set!
If you don’t have many of these ingredients on hand, purchasing these items for the first time might seem kind of expensive.
But remember you are using very little of each ingredient with the exception of water which should hardly cost you anything.
That means you should be able to make this cleaner over and over again without having to purchase more ingredients for a very, very long time.
Homemade Wellness Essential Oil Blend
Some of the oils contained in this blend are very hot and can burn your skin if used undiluted. Always dilute this blend before applying to your skin. More safety details are below.
To make your own homemade wellness blend, you’ll need to add the following drops of essential oils to a 15 ml glass bottle.
80 drops of Clove Bud
72 drops of Lemon
40 drops of Cinnamon Bark
32 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata
24 drops of Rosemary
Put on the lid and roll back and forth in your hands to mix the oils together.
This wellness essential oil blend can be used for so many different things. Make your own DIY version using the super, simple recipe
The History Behind this Wellness Blend
During the 15th century, the bubonic plague was spreading throughout Europe and Asia. At that time there was a group of thieves who were robbing graves. The thieves somehow never contracted the deadly bubonic plague even though they were in constant contact with corpses that most likely had died from the disease.
Once they were finally caught and charged they were offered a deal – share their secret in exchange for a reduced sentence. The thieves claimed to have worn an aromatic blend of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing.
Not sure how true the story is but what I do know is I have had amazing results using this wellness blend! These oils have great antimicrobial benefits, which means is works great as a cleaner for just about everything in your house. And, it’s non-toxic, so I never worry about my kiddos touching stuff after I’ve cleaned.
Wellness Essential Oil Blend Cost Comparison
Through Young Living this Wellness Essential Oil blend would cost you $45. Rocky Mountain has there own version of this wellness essential oil blend that sells for $27. And Plant Therapy’s wellness essential oil blend is $14.
My homemade wellness blend costs me around $12 to make. The amount it will cost you depends on which brand of essential oils you decide to use. Remember that you aren’t using an entire bottle of oil to make this, you will have left overs to make more and use for other blends.
The Best Essential Oil Companies
The world of essential oils can be very overwhelming. Especially if you’re just starting out and don’t know very much about them. You may be wondering how to choose an essential oil brand that’s right for you.
I don’t believe there is one perfect essential oil company out there. There are a lot of bad ones that you definitely want to stay away from. But there are also a lot of amazing companies that sell high-quality, pure essential oils.
My favorite right now is Rocky Mountain oils. They harvest their plants where it grows naturally in the wild and their plants are organic. They also extract the oils with steam and are unadulterated. And they are bottled correctly and reasonably priced. They’re awesome. But I also love Plant Therapy and Eden’s Garden.
If you decide to use a different brand of essential oils, be sure to verify that they are 100% pure and of the absolute highest quality possible.
If you are new to the world of Essential Oils and are unsure of where to start read my article The Best Essential Oils for Beginners; to learn the basics and what oils to buy first.
Frequently Asked Questions About Homemade Thieves Cleaner & Wellness Essential Oil Blend
Can I just use tap water?
I don’t trust the tap water where I live at all. Using distilled or filtered water ensures my homemade cleaners are chemical-free. With that being said, if you’re not worried about the safety of your tap water, by all means, use that instead.
Do I have to use witch hazel?
Witch hazel acts as an emulsifier, ensuring even distribution between all ingredients. Castile soap also acts as an emulsifier so if you don’t have witch hazel on hand you may find the cleaner works just as well without it.
How To Use Thieves Cleaner
This DIY cleaner is a jack of all trades. You can use it for soooo many things. My favorite things to clean with it are below.
- and sooo much more!!!
If the cleaner is too strong you can reduce the number of essential oil drops or if it isn’t strong enough add more essential oil drops.
Thieves is also great for cleaning toilets, try these Toilet Bombs the next time you are cleaning the bathroom.
2 Tbsp castile soap (this is what we use)
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
10 drops of Wellness Essential Oil Blend
1/2 cup baking soda
Pour the castile soap, vinegar and essential oil straight into the toilet and swirl around. Let sit for 10 minutes. Then add baking soda (make sure you wait on the baking soda, otherwise it’ll go crazy and foam up). After the bubbles have died down, scrub the toilet and then flush.
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