Using Thieves Household Cleaner
Dilution Proportions for Thieves Household Cleaner
NOTE: 50 to 1 means 50 parts water and 1 part Thieves Cleaner
Light degreasing: (50 to 1)
Med. degreasing: (30 to 1)
Heavy degreasing: (15 to 1)
or 1 capful cleaner to 1 cup water
Pots & Pans: 1 capful cleaner to 3+ cups water
Hand Cleaner: (1 to 1) 1/2 cup cleaner to 1/2 cup water
Floors: 1 capful cleaner to 6.25 cups water
Walls: 1 capful cleaner to a little less than 2 cups water
Fabrics, Carpet spotting: 1 capful cleaner to 2 cups water
Carpet: 1 capful cleaner to 6.25 cups water
Glass: 1 capful cleaner to 5 quarts water
Don’t get hung up on details! The proportions don’t have to be exact. I use more or less as I feel the need.
How People Are Using Thieves Household Cleaner
I have used Thieves Household cleaner for:
1. hand soap.
2. spot remover on clothes.
3. flying insect and spider killer.
4. window cleaner & bathroom & kitchen cleaner.
5. wood furniture that has a varathene finish.
6. light spray on eye glasses
7. computer screen, TV screen.
For hands and spot remover put in hard plastic pump bottle straight.
For insects and cleaning put in hard plastic spray bottle and add some water.
I also love the clean clove smell of my house when I use Thieves Cleaner. I am certain there are more uses. I clean every thing with it.
I have used Thieves Household cleaner for:
1. as a vegetable wash, several drops in my hands then wash the fruits and veggies with it
2. cap full in washing machine
3. used straight on my hands to remove paint
4. I’ve scrubbed poison ivy blisters with it to remove the poison ivy oils from my skin
5. cleaned floors and carpet spots
It works very well with everything I’ve mentioned.
Thieves Household cleaner Removes Oily Stains
I use the Thieves spray to get rid of any room odors and I just recently used the Thieves Household Cleaner to remove oily stains from a dress that had been washed several times and the stains were still there. I used the cleaner neat on a cloth and rubbed the stains with the cloth. I was amazed how clean the dress came out. Not a stain to be seen.
Things I’m doing with the Thieves Household Cleaner:
1.Just a small amount added to washing up water makes a great cleaner for silverware – comes out sparkling (I can now throw away that particular silver cleaner).
2. How do you use it in your bathroom hand cleanser dispenser? Three quarters fill your dispenser with olive oil and add a slurp of thieves
cleaner and you have a lovely fresh smelling, effective and moisturizing hand cleaner.
3. I’m using it in my dishwasher (about half a teaspoon for a normal wash – more if I have pots and pans).
4. Dishwashing (by hand)
5. Dilute in a spray bottle – use in toilets, carpet stains (fantastic!), walls, floors AND…..we have one of those cooktops with an open grill, a bit like a BBQ. I put very hot water into the sink, added a dollop of Thieves Household Cleaner and soaked the grill plates (very grimy and greasy) for about 15 minutes, then pulled them out and anything still on them just slid off with a wipe.
Thieves Household Cleaner Removes Rust
The Thieves Household Cleaner is amazing stuff! I am repainting the house on the inside – ceilings, woodwork and walls. That means taking the doors off the hinges. These doors have not been taken off the hinges since the house was built 38 years ago, so the pins are dry and rusty. When I wanted to hang the doors again I put some Thieves Household Cleaner on one of those green Scotch Pads and ran it over the hinge pin. The pins cleaned up nicely.
A few days later I moved a file cabinet. Sometime I had used too much water in mopping and got the floor wet under the file cabinet. There was quite a bit of rust on the floor. I took the Thieves Household Cleaner on the Scotch Pad and the rust just dissolved immediately with hardly any scrubbing at all!
Don’t hesitate to try this cleaner on anything!
Whenever I change my bed sheets, I spray Thieves Household Cleaner on my mattress and between the mattress and box spring, then on my just washed mattress pad before putting on clean sheets. I also spray my pillows before putting on the pillow sheets. No unwanted company in my bed!!
I have used with great success Thieves Household Cleaner on the paneling in a finished room in my basement that does not have a lot of ventilation. Therefore, mold is a problem, especially more so because of the wet summer we had this past year in NJ. I also diffused Purification while I was cleaning the paneling.
— Jo Ann
I just used the new Thieves Household Cleaner in my steam cleaner…about a teaspoon in the soap dispenser…then filled it with water, and my house LOOKS and SMELLS GREAT! It worked GREAT on my carpet, better, in fact than the chemical soap that came with the steam cleaner, and now I have the added benefit of THIEVES in my carpet! *giggle!*
We use it as a toilet spray, as a room freshener, as a hand sanitizer, (after public restrooms, at the zoo, when someone in the family has a bug…) as a garbage disposal freshener, as a stove cleaner, as a bed spray on clean sheets, in clothes hampers, in the dryer on a dryer sheet for the smell… Basically, we love it! I carry a bottle in my car (now that it is cooler here) and we have one in the kitchen cabinet. Gotta get more!
I have two boys, one of them just potty training…*grin* and the Thieves Wipes are the best thing I have EVER used to keep my bathroom not only SMELLING clean and fresh, but BEING clean and GERM FREE! I use them on the toilet, on the floor around the toilet *grin* and all over the rest of the bathroom!
Thieves Household cleaner on Roach Stains (Palmetto Bugs)
I just have to share my thrill over success removing some TENACIOUS stains. When I moved to Florida 2 years ago, not long after I started getting some laundry with these big rust looking smears. For a while I thought it was the older laundromat machines, somehow. Till I finally figured it out … leaving laundry in the basket for 2 weeks whatever they liked to crawl in and get cozy, leaving the most difficult stains I’ve ever dealt with. Well, I had a favorite skirt in the rag basket for months and pulled it out and tried one more time with Thieves at 1:40 dillution. One spray soaked just a few minutes and it is gone!!!!!I was already convinced to buy it from the testimonials about carpet cleaning. (PS, I have my own washer/drier now, I was spending enough on laundromats to pay it off in two years).
I’ve used Thieves Household Cleaner on same things others already have mentioned and on more. I make thrifty use of my bucket full of thieves solution:
In a gallon bucket (m/l) of warm water goes a cap full of Thieves Household cleaner.
I then plan what to all “detox” with it. I dip a rag in and first do counter tops and other surfaces like the refrigerator etc. But what I don’t do is re-inserting the rag in the bucket. I rinse that in the sink and then get back in the thieves solution or even use a fresh rag. (Old t-shirts cut in small rags go a long way)
Next I might do bathrooms, always changing either rag or paper towel and NOT insert the dirty ones back into the Thieves.
While I’m at it, I might give the leaves of the rubber tree a quick “dusting”. Wash off the outdoor furniture and when I’m just about done I might change the catbox, hose it out and then pour the rest of the thieves water in and let it stand for 10 minutes or more before I refill the litter.
Yes, I also do floors with Thieves HC, but for that I use a different bucket and a mop.
In addition to the usual things, I use it in a spray bottle to clean my massage table between clients, the office bathroom, to clean my diffuser and the glass nebulae, and just today to kill the mold that I smelled growing on my balcony after all the rain we’ve been having!
Change your energy, change your life!
Thieves Household Cleaner Removes Grease From Cement
I also use Thieves Household Cleaner to remove the grease spots from the cement floor in my husbands shop. I spray a mixture of 2 oz thieves to 14 oz. water, if the stain is too tough I put Thieves Household Cleaner on straight….just be prepared to clean to the remainder of the floor as the clean spot will stand out, lol.
Thieves Household Cleaner For Garden Pests
I can’t tell you the dilution I used. I just drop a capful or two (sometimes I don’t even measure) into the spray bottle and add water. My husband is the perfectionist/obsessive compulsive one, and he measures everything out precisely. I believe it was considerably stronger than the recommended 100:1 solution. I have not had any caterpillars or aphids since applying it once. I did also spray my lemon tree, no
problems on that as far as burning. My tomatoes were still pretty young, too, so that might have been why it was a little too strong.
Last year, I mixed cayenne pepper and peppermint in a spray bottle. It worked pretty well, but the undissolved cayenne clogged the sprayer, and I could never get it completely clean again. The year before, I tried just the peppermint and water, and that worked OK, but I was worn out after spraying my large garden from all the shaking I had to do to re-mix the peppermint and water! The Thieves Household Cleaner stays blended, doesn’t clog, and works. Just have to get the right mixture.
Thieves Household Cleaner and Carpet
I used Thieves Household Cleaner the last two times I did my carpet! It is fantastic! Cleans better than the commercial shampoo and was cheaper too! I used 1/4 cup for two gallons of water. It leaves your house smelling wonderful! And you know you have killed all those germs!
Thieves Household Cleaner For Mold On Siding
Every fall, we get mold growing on the siding of our house, so last October, I cleaned a 4 ft. X 4 ft. area with Thieves Household Cleaner. I sprayed it on, scrubbed it with a brush, waited five minutes, and sprayed it down with the hose. I showed my husband how clean it was, but he still chose to clean the rest of the side of the house with bleach. This October, I looked at that side of the house. Again, the seasonal mold is all over the siding…except for the 4 ft. X 4 ft. area I cleaned with Thieves last year!
Thieves Household Cleaner & Wallpaper Removal
Just had to send a quick little note to toot my horn about Thieves Household Cleaner. About a week ago I decided to remove some wallpaper from a spare bedroom. So I got my Diff out (of course it is a terrible chemical). Anyway started using that, which I might add ate up the wallboard along with my body because of the chemicals. After toiling trying to get the paper off, I decided this is not working.
I then decided to jump in my car and run to the Hardware Store to get a steamer. After bringing that home, I thought this will work, no chemical’s for me. Well that didn’t work much better than the Diff (I got my carpeting all wet). Next morning I got up and returned the steamer. On my way home, I was thinking what in the world will I use.
(IDEA) I thought if Thieves Household Cleaner can clean my oven, why can’t it take off wallpaper. Well let me tell you it is AWESOME!
I first removed the outer layer of the wallpaper, I mixed about 1/4 cup of Thieves Household Cleaner in about 2 1/2 cups of warm water and prayed the paper part of the wallpaper, it came off in sheets, plus it cleaned my woodwork on the way down, plus getting on the carpeting, there was nothing hurting that, except to smell the wonderful smell of thieves cleaner.