Category Archives: Cleaning
As I was washing my husband’s work clothes last night, I thought “I really should share about this on my blog.” What is that, you might ask? Well, Thieves Household Cleaner is pretty great stuff. You see, my husband works with machinery all day long and his work clothes are FILTHY at the end of the day. I am talking oil, chemicals, grease, you name it, if it is dirty and greasy, it has probably been on his work clothes at least once.
I could give you a list of probably twenty reasons why I want his clothes to come out of the wash cleaner, but I think you probably can imagine at least some of them. But the problem that I have always had is, no matter what I do or what product I have used to wash the clothes, they never came out completely clean. There is always a residual smell or a feel of greasiness or stiffness to the clothes, even when washed with special products or multiple times.
Enter Thieves Household Cleaner. When I first got the cleaner I did some reading on its uses, and would you believe that it is a pretty potent degreaser? So I put the work clothes in the washer, added my regular detergent and then added 2 capfuls of the Thieves Cleaner to the wash and crossed my fingers while it did its work.
After I ran the clothes through the dry cycle I was able to tell that the clothes were MUCH cleaner. Much of the grease and smells that usually would hang around after washing were gone. In fact after a few weeks of washing them consistently with the cleaner added the clothes became much cleaner and better smelling. I’ll take that success, and especially since it was a natural product that did it.
And it helps that this isn’t a one trick pony. Because it is a natural product I can mix a capful or two into a spray bottle of water and clean all around my house. From bathrooms to kitchen grime, I’ve had great luck with using the cleaner. Because the cleaner is so concentrated, one bottle lasts a LONG time. Oh, and it smells wonderful, and anything that smells that good and is non-toxic makes me all that much more likely to clean…then everybody wins!
If you are interested in purchasing Thieves Cleaner or in getting it at a discount, please check out this post.
So in the process of checking out Facebook today, I saw a picture that a friend of mine had posted showing how to clean your mattress using baking soda and essential oils. So of course I had to test drive the process for myself.
Our bed is in desperate need of some deep cleaning if for no other reason than that we have a little baby and that baby has christened this bed on a few occasions. So this idea sounded GREAT to me!
So, here’s what you need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- A glass jar with lid (mason jar or any clean jar)
- Young Living Lavender Essential Oil (at least 4 drops, more if you like…I used 6)
- Fine mesh sieve/strainer
- Vaccuum cleaner with hose attachment
Put the lavender essential oil and baking soda into the glass jar. Put the lid on and give it a good shake until it is all combined. Then put the baking soda mixture into the sieve and shake it over the mattress. Allow it to sit for at least an hour and then vaccuum up the baking soda. Bye bye odors, moisture, dust mites, and hello sweet, peaceful sleep!
Just a word of advice, I personally use Young Living Lavender essential oil for a few reasons. Obviously, I trust their quality and purity, which is VERY important to me as I try to remove toxic chemicals from our home environment. (Read more HERE) So before you buy, make sure you trust who you are buying from.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the oils or in getting them at a discount, please check out this post.