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Cleaning without chemicals.

Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes.

Always test on small area before using.

Thieves Household Cleaner is amazing!

For most cleaning I can use this product. Read my post on how to dilute Thieves Household Cleaner for various applications.

Refrigerator Cleaner

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 quart warm water
  • 5 drops Lemon or Thyme essential oil

Mix and wipe all surfaces.

For stubborn spots, make a baking soda paste:

  • 1⁄4 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 5-6 drops Thyme or Lemon essential oil

Combine and apply the paste.

Scrub with a clean soft cloth and make sure to rinse well with water when done.

This works well on other enamel-finished kitchen appliances also.

Pots, Pans, & Dishes

Combine the following in a bottle:

Mix well. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture to your dishwater.

or

Use the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

Furniture Polish

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 to 3 drops Lemon essential oil

Mix together well and apply with a soft cleaning cloth.

This should be made fresh each time used.

Hot Tubs

Add 3 drops per person of Lavender, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Lemon, or Grapefruit to water.

This will disinfect and freshen the water.

Use the Thieves Household Cleaner to wipe down before winter storage and before refilling the water.

Soak filters in 15 drops Thieves oil and enough water to cover for three hours.

Replace filters, refill with water and add 6 drops geranium oil.

Saunas

Add several drops Rosemary, Thyme, Pine, or Lavender to a spray bottle with distilled water.

This water can be used to splash onto hot sauna stones and spray surfaces

Disinfectant

Combine in spray bottle and fill with hot, distilled water.

Shake vigorously until the Baking soda or Borax is dissolved completely.

Floor Cleaner

Combine in bucket and mop away!

Bed Bug Killer

Add 25 drops Eucalyptus essential oil to each load of laundry

Recent research has shown that eucalyptus essential oil kills bed bugs that live in bedding.

Air Freshener

12 drops Lavender, Lemon, or Eucalyptus (or combination)
1 quart distilled water

Shake well and put into a spray bottle. Shake again before using.

Window Cleaner

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 10-15 drops Lemon essential oil

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle and clean!

Stain Removal

Use a drop or two of Lemon essential oil on stains.

Let stand and rub off with a clean cloth or throw into laundry.

or

A dab of Thieves Household Cleaner.

Put a dab of the concentrate on the stain, rub in, let it sit for a minute, and then launder.

Clothes Freshener

Add 10 drops Lavender, Lemon, or Melaleuca to a dampened washcloth.

Toss the dampened washcloth into the dryer to impart a lovely fragrance on the clothes.

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