My Secret Weapon for Effective Streamlined Cleaning without Chemicals

Many people are switching to more “green” cleaning, but finding effective natural plant-based cleaners that don’t contain harmful chemicals is usually quite difficult. You can find plenty of cleaners, but finding ones that are effective is another story.


Are Natural Cleaners Effective?

When you use vinegar and baking soda to clean, you are using natural and safe ingredients. The only problem with this method is that vinegar and baking soda don’t kill most types of germs. On the other hand, the good news is that Young Living essential oils can help these pesky problems. When we combine safe products like vinegar and baking soda with essential oils, we can come up with safe and effective cleaners that really work.

You might be wondering:

In my experience with natural cleaners, I have often been disappointed. In the past, anytime a solution didn’t include chemicals, it also didn’t work very well either. But how do you find something that cleans well that doesn’t make you cough and wheeze from the chemical smell?

Up until a few years ago, I thought this wasn’t possible. I have been using Young Living products and trust their integrity, so I decided to try their Thieves Cleaner. I had used their Thieves oil blend, Thieves toothpaste, and Thieves lozenges, so I figured I would try the cleaner too. Fortunately I remembered to take pictures of what I was working on.

Results from Cleaning with Thieves Cleaner:

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It’s a little hard to see the stain, but believe me it was there for YEARS! I had tried all kinds of harsh chemical cleaners and even my favorite Magic Eraser, but none of them worked.

What’s interesting is that the Thieves Cleaner is a plant-based solution that is completely safe. There are NO warning labels on the package that say anything like “If swallowed, drink 2 glasses of water and induce vomiting. Call Poison Control Center if ingested. Harmful if swallowed.”

Here is one more stain that was removed:

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There were a couple more stains on my bathroom floor that were removed by the cleaner, but I neglected to get “before” pictures, so you’ll just have to trust me on those. They had also been there for YEARS and couldn’t be removed with any other cleaners I had used.

Specifics of this Effective Plant-Based Cleaner:

According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference, Thieves Cleaner is “A nontoxic, biodegradable, cleansing solution that uses therapeutic-grade essential oils as emulsifiers and germ-killers. It contains Thieves Essential Oil Blend, which is very effective for cleaning.

The Young Living essential oils included in the Thieves oil blend are clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary.

I have also add the Thieves cleaner to my natural laundry detergent because I figured if it worked this well on stains that had been there for years, it would have to work well as a laundry detergent.

Another great thing about the Thieves Cleaner is that it makes 85 bottles of cleaner! That comes out to .38 per bottle! Not only is this cleaner effective, but it’s also cost effective.

What else can you use it for:

Besides an all purpose cleaner, you can also make oven cleaner, glass cleaner, floor cleaner, heavy and light degreaser, and much more. I love making things simple for myself and this cleaner fits right into that plan. Instead of having multiple cleaning products in my cupboard, I can have just one that works better than anything else I have tried.

This cleaning product has literally replaced every cleaner in my house – 409, Windex, oven cleaner, bathroom cleaner, counter cleaner, floor cleaner, Pinesol, etc. The great thing is that I don’t have to choke and cough when I use it. It cleanse incredibly well, and my house actually smells clean!

All you have to do is mix 1/2 capful of Thieves cleaner with water in a 30 oz spray bottle. Use this to clean everything in your home.

Get your own bottle of Young Living Thieves Cleaner either as a member (wholesale pricing – just $22 to make up to 85 bottles of cleaner!) or customer (retail pricing). Let YL help you have a safe, clean, and chemical free home. There is no reason to use harsh chemicals to clean your house when you have this Young Living cleaner available to you.

Here’s the deal:

You can get essential oils in lots of places, but not all oils are created equal.

This is your family we are talking about:

Your skin is your largest organ and essential oils applied to your skin are fully absorbed in 26 seconds. Do you want to risk absorbing chemicals or additives right into your family’s skin and blood stream?

Here’s what I do instead:

I love teaching about essential oils and how to use them. I only use Young Living oils though because they are the purest. They are the only company that owns their own farms and has control of the whole process from when the seed goes in the ground to when the bottle of oil gets sealed. I don’t want any funky ingredients in things that my family will be applying or ingesting.

There is no rating system for essential oils:

Since US labeling laws allow for a label to say “100% pure” and the oil only has to be 5% pure, I know that I have to take matters into my own hands when it comes to finding safe products for my family. If an oil is not pure or very potent, people need to know that they will probably have to buy 3-4 times more oil to get the same effect as one bottle of Young Living oil.

I’m very frugal and even though another bottle of oil may look cheaper, I know that not only will I possibly compromise my family’s health because of chemicals that could be in it, but I also know that I would need to buy more oil. That is not very frugal!

My frugal plan:thieves cleaner

Buy the best oils from the purest company – Young Living. I got the $300 member (not customer) kit for $160 which gave me over 900 drops of the most popular oils PLUS a diffuser I could use in our home so all of us could breathe in these great oils.

You can add Thieves Cleaner to this initial order (that’s just $22 to make up to 85 bottles of cleaner!) or wait and order it another month.


I order oils at wholesale directly from Young Living whenever we need them. I buy them every month so I can take part in their free oils plan (Essential Rewards), but you don’t have to buy every month. Just get oils when you need them.

Follow these instructions:

If you would like to learn more about oils and how to get Young Living oils at the cheapest price, either follow these instructions or contact me and I’ll guide you every step of the way.


To get Young Living oils,  go to and follow these steps:

Step 1 – choose “member” (NOT “customer”) and fill in required info with ID #1342358 in both spaces, (they should already be filled in)
Step 2 – choose “premium starter kit” or you can choose “Thieves Starter kit” but know that there is no diffuser included in the Thieves kit.
Step 3 – choose “no thank you” at the bottom of that section unless you want to be in the rewards program with an order each month.

Then just follow the shipping and payment info and you’re done.


I provide lots of support and help once you are a member with reference material, Q&A help, and samples mailed to you.

No one has every told me they regretted purchasing their YL Premium Starter Kit! What are you waiting for? Write to me and tell me your concerns. Then get started today!

I’ve created a free cleaning cheat sheet on how to use this cleaner most effectively. You can download it here:

 Get your chemical free cleaning cheat sheet here!

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