Watching TV there are a bunch of commercials for bleach. “Just pour and mix with water, soak your kids toys and they are clean”. This really bothers me. No matter how much you dilute it, it’s still bleach on a toy your baby is going to put in it’s mouth. This goes for most items you can find in your house, lotions, perfumes, air fresheners etc. these are all made up of chemicals that are going into your body. If you can’t put it in your body (external use only) why would you want it on your body or breathe it into your body? Your skin is your biggest organ so what you put on it eventually seeps into your system. This is one of the reasons they warn against talcum powder or deodorants which can cause harmful damage as proven in recent lawsuits. We are so careful about what we feed our kids, shouldn’t we also have the same attentiveness as to what we put on or having around them?
We have one cleaner in our house for everything. One bottle, with a different dilution for each room. What is it? Thieves household cleaner made by Young Living.
Aside from the amazing job it does cleaning it also smells amazing. Thieves is a mixture of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. The cleaner also has lemon oil added in. The warning for this cleaner: If swallowed drink water if you dislike the taste. No poison control needed. We actually also use it to clean out cuts and boo-boos.
All-purpose cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2–3 cups water.
- Degreaser: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2 cups water. For heavy cleaning, use half or quarter the amount of water. If necessary, use a cloth to apply Thieves Household Cleaner undiluted. After cleaning, wipe the area with a cloth dampened with water.
- Glass and mirror cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 3 cups water.
We have a spray bottle for each room with the correct dilution so it is always ready for use. Thieves has a whole line of cleaning products like hand sanitizer, fruit and veggie cleaner, hand soap, toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss. You can check it out here http://yl.pe/8c5. The cleaner also raises the vibration in your home, I like to meditate right after cleaning because of the smell, the higher vibration and having a clean house makes me feel good.
What cleaners are you using? Is it important as to what is on the label? If it says “all natural” do you still read the ingredients?