When I first learned about Young Living’s essential oils (EOs), Thieves left an impression because of the origins of its name. Thieves was created based on research about four thieves in France who protected themselves with cloves, rosemary and other aromatics while robbing plague victims.
Thieves has always been an essential (😁) in my stash of EOs ever since I started using them. I use Thieves to protect the kids from the various bugs in school, and I believe it helped us with HFMD as well.
Besides the EO, the Thieves Spray is my favourite whenever we travel. It is safe to use around children and small enough to throw in our hand-carry bags on flights. It’s especially useful for toilets on planes, which is probably one of the most germ-filled places!
Love spraying it in our luggage bags before we start packing our stuff in too.
And now they have a (pretty) new range of household cleaning products that are Thieves-infused! These products are toxic-free, plant-based and safe to use around kids (and pets).
Thieves Laundry Soap is a highly concentrated formula which can handle approximately 64 loads with just 946ml. I was glad we had the Thieves Laundry Soap to try with the heaps of soiled clothes we came back with after our Sydney trip (including the farm stay). I do find the warm knitted clothes more comfortable to touch after wash. I’m assuming that’s the effect of no chemical or synthetic residue. It’s said that the essential oils help leave clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent, but I can’t smell much of it after the clothes go under the sun and comes back to the closet. Scent is probably stronger when you’re washing or hanging the clothes out to dry.
With kids, the house is ALWAYS in some sort of mess. We are perpetually in housekeeping mode.
The Thieves Household Cleaner provides a deep clean without dangerous ingredients. It can be used for heavy, medium or light cleaning – just gotta estimate and adjust the ratio of the cleaner to water. It can be used to clean pretty much everything – toys, tables, equipment, etc. It includes the scent of Lemon, leaving behind a clean and fragrant surface after we use it. Do note that it’s safer to do a spot test with the cleaner in an inconspicuous area of the surface, just to make sure it doesn’t stain or damage the material of the surface. (Because thieves is a little yellowish in color.)
I am rather particular about hand hygiene, especially with the kids. With the frequent washing, I love hand soaps that are suitable for sensitive skin especially since the lil’ dragonlady has history of eczema. Thieves Foaming Hand Soap doesn’t feel like it’s drying out my skin and leaves the signature citrus-spice scent of Thieves after washing.
If you are looking for a safe and effective alternative to replace the harsh chemicals in your household cleaners, the All Natural Thieves Home Care range is a good start. But I gotta be honest here, Thieves is an acquired preference – not every one (like my husband) takes to the scent of cloves and cinnamon.
The All Natural Thieves Home Care range can be found here.