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Cleaning your kitchen with Thieves


This blog post focuses on deep cleaning your home with Thieves. With check lists, helpful hints, and cleaning recipes, you will achieve a clean home in no time. By adding an additional 30 minutes to your usual cleaning regimen, you will experience the Thieves difference in just a week.

Today’s post will focus on how to clean your kitchen with Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner.


DAY ONE: REFRIGERATOR Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items from refrigerator.

  • Check all labels and toss expired items.

  • Throw away all items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or are inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.

  • Remove all magnets and papers from doors.

  • Clean top and outside of fridge, including exterior water/ice compartments.

  • Clean inside, including door compartments, shelves, and produce drawers.

  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside fridge.

  • Clean handles.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners in the fridge to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.


DAY TWO: STOVETOP, OVEN, MICROWAVE Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  •  Remove any leftover food or debris from stovetop, oven, and microwave.

  • Clean stovetop, oven, fan, vent filters, hood, and microwave with mixture.

HINT: Fill a microwavable container with 3 cups of hot water. Place in microwave and heat on high for 10 minutes. The steam will loosen any cooked-on food, making it easy to wipe clean.


DAY THREE: DRAWERS, CUPBOARDS, PANTRY Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items.• Check all labels and toss items that are expired.

  •  Toss items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.

  • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.

  • Clean all drawers and shelf organizers.

  • Wipe down shelves and inside of drawers.

  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside cupboards, pantry, and drawers.

  • Clean all knobs.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners inside drawers and on top of shelves to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.


DAY FOUR: CEILING, LIGHT FIXTURE BOWLS, UNDER SINK Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs from ceiling, corners, and light fixtures with broom or duster.

  • Remove light fixture bowls.

  • Clean ceiling, corners, and light fixture bowls.

  • Replace burned-out bulbs.

  • Remove all items from under the sink.

  •  Check all labels and toss items that are expired.

  • Get rid of items that are rarely used.

  • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.

  • Wipe inside with the same ratio of Thieves Household Cleaner and water.

  • Wipe off all sticky and soiled items that will go back under the sink.


HINT: Put 5 drops of Thieves Essential Oil on a cotton ball or open a Thieves Essential Oil Sample and place underneath your sink to keep it smelling clean and fresh.


DAY FIVE: SINK, COUNTERTOPS, BACKSPLASH, CABINET FRONTS Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results). Cabinet Front Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup olive oil. To enhance the aroma, you may also add 10 drops of Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend.

  • Remove all countertop appliances, canisters, knick-knacks, and clutter.

  • Clean sink, countertops, backsplash, knick-knacks, canisters, and counter appliances with suggested recipe.

  • Wipe down cabinet fronts with suggested recipe.

HINT: To keep your kitchen looking clean and clutter-free, display only countertop appliances, canisters, and knick-knacks that are used daily or are important.


DAY SIX: INTERIOR WINDOWS, WINDOW SILLS, PET DISHES, PLANT DISHES Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 5 quarts of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  •  Wipe loose debris and dust off window sills, pet dishes, and plant dishes.

  • Clean window sills and plant and pet dishes.

  • Clean interior windows.

HINT: To naturally freshen the air in your home, diffuse Thieves Essential Oil Blend for 15–30 minutes.


DAY SEVEN: WALLS, OUTLETS, SWITCH PLATES, HEATING VENTS Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs and dust from kitchen walls and heat vents.

  • Clean walls, outlets, switch plates, and heating vents.


Learn more about our beloved Thieves or get more tips on keeping a clean house.

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