When I started this essential oil journey I had one main goal in mind, making small but impactful household changes to improve the quality of life and health of our family and home. I started to slowly ditch the toxic chemicals I used in our day to day lives and switched them for non-toxic, more natural and body-supportive products. A lot of people ask me, “Why Young Living?? I get that you want to use non-toxic products but the whole essential oils thing seems cultish.” I actually totally agree with you on that one! It does have this odd cultish ring to it but I promise you it’s NOT! I’m the least cult-y person but it’s just that when people start using the products, they are amazed at how well they work, are excited about it, and then start talking about it constantly to everyone they know.
Young Living makes it easy, it’s a one-stop-shop. Not only do I have the best plant-based cleaning products, but I have a full tool-kit at my disposal to address whatever we need from emotional and hormonal support (Stress Away anyone??), immune boosting and supporting products (supplements and essential oils), natural skincare, mineral based make-up, kids bath products, kids oils, the WHOLE NINE. It truly has been such a blessing for our family and I love continuing to find new ways these products can lead us to a more health conscious lifestyle. The less toxins we have in our home, the healthier we are. Why use the harsh chemicals that can be dangerous, or deadly, if ingested, when you can use natural, plant-based products that clean just as effectively.
Okay so now that you know I’m not a cult-member, I want to talk to you about our Thieves line. “Thieves” is an essential oil blend that is inspired by a legend of 15th-century French thieves who would wear a combination of the oils included in the thieves blend as they believed it gave them protection while they would steal from the ill and dead. Wanna know something cray, it works!
It all comes from Thieves Essential Oil
Not that I want to think about this yet, but soon enough it will be back to school time. That means more time spent indoors where germs live, and busy schedules are a test on our immune systems. We use oils to keep us well in so many ways. One way is through the Thieves blend. It’s a blend of about 5 essential oils that have been used since the 15th century against things like the plague and it works. I love to diffuse it when someone is feeling a little under the weather or I know that it’s germ time (aka back to school!). I will make a roller with 20-30 drops of Thieves oil filled with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and roll it onto our feet and spines everyday. You can also buy a roller premixed if the thought of making one intimidates you! I also drink Thieves tea when I’m feeling run down.. I make a cup of hot water, raw honey, and two drops each of Lemon essential oil and Thieves essential oil.
Thieves Household Cleaner
This is basically the ONLY THING I use to clean our home. It’s comes as a concentrate and is a plant based formula you can use on virtually every surface in your home, including carpets, floors, countertops, glass, walls, and so much more. It’s naturally derived, and a much more effective alternative to traditional cleaning products that can contain toxic chemicals you likely don’t want lingering around your home or near your kids or pets. I feel so much relief that we now only stock this under sink.
When I need a “soft scrub” texture I use a combination of baking soda, lemon oil, vinegar, and thieves cleaner. Works like a charm and smells divine. Cleans better than bleach.
experiment done by @essentiallycarter. Bacteria taken from bottom of shoe. HOW CRAZY!!!
Thieves Laundry Detergent
Another easy ditch and switch was moving to use the Thieves laundry detergent. There are so many hidden toxins I learned about while I was going my research and was surprised to learn that even dryer sheets can be harmful. So we now use this plant-based detergent and wool dryer balls for our laundry. Our clothes come out of the dryer so fresh and clean with a light citrus sent. It works in all types of washing machines and it’s SUPER concentrated, a 32-ounce bottle can be used for up to 64 loads of laundry.
Thieves Dish Soap & Dishwasher Detergent
This dish soap leaves our dishes sparkling clean and no residue which conventional soaps can do which really grosses me out as you don’t know what’s left on that plate. This also has a fresh citrus scent and is very gentle on my hands so my skin doesn’t over-dry. The Thieves dishwasher detergent is just as good! If you have really heavy-duty loads, 2 tablespoons will leave even your dirtiest dishes spotless!
You can dilute the dish soap and even triple it so it lasts so much longer!
- Remove 2/3 soap from bottle and store for later.
- Add 1 tsp baking soda
- Fill with distilled or filtered water and shake until all mixed together
- Use as directed on the bottle
Thieves Fruit + Veggie Soak
Have you ever seen me share the before and after of soaking your veggies in stories?! It’s seriously disgusting to see just how much gunk comes off with this soak! I can’t imagine feeling good about just rinsing our produce anymore I always do a soak right after the grocery store so they are clean and ready to eat and I’ve noticed they last much longer too. It’s highly concentrated so it will last you a long time and I don’t feel it affects the taste!
Enjoy eating your fruits and vegetables as nature intended with Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak! This unique formula combines three exclusive Young Living essential oil blends with other naturally derived ingredients to effectively wash your produce. It’s highly concentrated for long-lasting use.
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, every purse I have, etc.). 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.
If you are interested in getting started with essential oils, read this post to learn how to sign up to become a member with your premium starter kit OR if you want to get straight to cleaning you can sign-up with the Premium Starter Kit With Thieves. It’s the ideal start to moving towards a more plant-based cleaning solution for all your home surfaces.
You’ll also have access to our members only Facebook groups where you will learn everything you need to know about using oils, and you’ll probably make some new friends along the way! If you still have questions and want to learn more you can also text the word THEIVES to (203) 263-1305 and you will get more information sent right to you!