Ditch and Switch: Household Cleaners

Another Ditch and Switch comin at ya! Where we DITCH the dangerous chemicals and SWITCH to all natural cleaning. Today’s edition is all about Household Cleaners and I am here to make your life easier.

Let me guess. You open up the cabinet under your kitchen sick and you see over ten different cleaners. One for the bathroom sinks, one for your kitchen counter tops, one for the floors, one for windows and glass…. The list goes on and on. Guess what that means? The chemical count for your house keeps on growing. Let’s say the average cleaner has ten ingredients. That makes room for the one that has 30 and the one that has 5. Now multiply that by however many bottles are under the sink, above the washer and dryer in your laundry room, in that hall closet, etc. If you have 20 bottles of different kinds of cleaners and they had ten ingredients each, that is 200 different chemicals in your home.

In Europe, they have banned hundreds of chemicals from being used that we come in contact with most likely every single day in the US. Don’t get me wrong, I am all American. We are just a little behind on this front. Which is why I take responsibility for my health by looking at ingredient labels on my beauty products, household cleaners, and other products. At least as much as I can. It is a process of learning and finding safer, affordable alternatives. The ThinkDirty App and EWG.org have been helpful when I first starting researching chemicals in our homes.

BUT if you don’t want to spend a crazy amount of time researching…that is where this blog comes in! My success story of changing out basically all of my cleaning products for ONE product. Seriously.

All Natural Cleaning
Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner


Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner is a saving grace when it comes to cleaning naturally without any harmful chemicals. The title of the infographic above should be 7 ways to start cleaning with Thieves because you can’t count on two hands how many ways I use Thieves Household Cleaner!

  • If someone in the house is sick or someone at work is sick I go around spraying all the doorknobs to make sure that crap isn’t spreading
  • I use it on my granite counter tops
  • I use it on my butcher block counter top!
  • I use it on and in the microwave, fridge, freezer, and oven
  • I spray soft surfaces like you would with Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Add some Pine EO or Citrus Fresh EO if you want Thieves to smell like your traditional floor cleaner!
  • I use it on all my bathroom surfaces including the toilet.  I create a paste with the Thieves Cleaner and Thieves Dishwasher Powder. I use it for the sinks, shower, and even the inside of the toilet! (The dishwasher detergent is a great addition to the Thieves line because it has enzymes like Amylase and Protease)
  • I use it on my window sills and baseboards
  • I use it on my stainless steal kitchen sink
  • It works on mirrors and windows with no streaks
  • Use it on Toys! With no chemical trace that will get on your child’s skin or in their mouth – Even safe enough to have your school aged children help with the cleaning! *Decide for yourself if you want to do this, per usual disclaimer.

I’ve named two Thieves products and over 20 uses. As far as home cleaning goes, these are the only two products I use. It not only cleans my entire home well and safely, it saves me money. The Thieves Household Cleaner comes in a condensed liquid that you then dilute. You hardly ever have to buy a new bottle of the cleaner since you only use a little at a time. It normally averages out to under a $1.00 per bottle! It depends on your dilution rate. I mostly use it diluted 1:30 and only use 1:15 sometimes (refer to infographic for dilution ratios). If you only used the 1:30 ratio that would mean one bottle of Thieves Cleaner would make 64 spray bottles(30 ounces) and each bottle would cost you 76 cents! Plus, it is environmentally friendly since you are reusing the same spray bottle.

Less Waste. Less money. Better Clean. all natural cleaning.


Want to learn more about how well Thieves cleans? I’m not the only one who knows it cleans better and safer than traditional, harmful cleaners. Check out these other sites:

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