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Essentials of Clean Living

Thieves Cleaner:

Your Clean Living, Clean Home Solution

Your home should be a safe haven, a clean living space where you can escape from the stressors of the outside world. Having a chemical-free CLEAN HOME starts with the products you use to disinfect and purify the surfaces and air in your living environment.  

Young Living's Thieves Cleaner is a non-toxic, non-abrasive liquid cleaning solution, made from plant-based and naturally derived ingredients, that provides exceptional cleaning power for all areas and surfaces of your home, both inside and out.  

Read on to learn more about Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Essential Oil Blend, and the entire line of Thieves Home cleaning products from Young Living Essential Oils

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If you've ever wished for ONE multipurpose cleaner that would effectively clean almost every surface in your home AND fit perfectly into your clean-living lifestyle...

Young Living Thieves Cleaner may be the answer to your clean-living prayers.

I've been using Thieves Cleaner for years, and I am a true believer! It checks off all the right boxes: it's clean, it's powerful, it's convenient, it's affordable, and it makes the entire house smell wonderful.  

And since it’s infused with Young Living's Thieves premium essential oil blend, which contains a combination of purifying oils like lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, rosemary and clove, it creates a rich, spicy, inviting aroma throughout your home that says “clean” unlike any other household cleaner on the market. 

In addition, the concentrated formula is economical, biodegradable, easy to mix, and can be adjusted in strength to match the toughness of the job at hand - from countertops, mirrors, and appliances to windows, walls, carpets, and even the siding on your house.

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This historic oil blend, which gives Thieves Cleaner its signature name and reputation, was created from research obtained from the archives of the British Museum library (be sure to read the history of thieves oil below).

Thieves oil consists of five purifying oils: lemon, rosemary, eucalyptus, cinnamon bark, and clove, all of which possess antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties, making it the ideal foundation for healthy home cleaning products.  

Thieves essential oil has a rich, spicy aroma that characterizes Thieves Cleaner, as well as the entire line of Thieves Home cleaning products, leaving your entire house smelling fresh and clean with a natural, invigorating aroma. 

Thieves Cleaner vs Other Cleaners

Natural Fragrance 

Unlike most multipurpose cleaners, Thieves Household Cleaner has a 100% natural fragrance. In other words, there are NO synthetic ingredients added to make it smell artificially "clean" that can be harmful to your health. Instead, Thieves Cleaner gets its naturally clean aroma from 100% pure essential oils.  

Synthetic Fragrances

Many other brands of household cleaners contain man-made, toxic ingredients, such as formaldehyde, phthalates, benzyl alcohol, and acetone to give their product a “fresh" smell. These products should be avoided at all costs since they can be extremely harmful to your family’s health and well being, including your pets.

Natural vs Synthetic Fragrance

Seed to Seal

Young Living’s Seed to Seal quality standard commitment supports a clean living lifestyle by ensuring that the products you purchase are naturally derived, plant-based and will NEVER contain any harmful ingredients, including formaldehyde, artificial dyes, petroleum, mineral oil, sulfates, and parabens.

Learn more about the Seed to Seal promise.

Thieves Cleaner Ingredients

Thieves concentrated cleaner is made from 100% plant and mineral based ingredients, featuring Young Living's signature Thieves essential oil blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. This powerful blend of premium essential oils not only leaves every surface of your home smelling wonderful, but also has strong, effective cleaning properties that get the job done without all the nasty chemicals.

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All of the essential oils in Thieves Household Cleaner, including clove, cinnamon, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus oils, possess antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. 

You'd be challenged to find this high level of cleaning and disinfecting properties in other household cleaners on the market.

Thieves Cleaner Recipe

Want to make Thieves Cleaner yourself? Try this basic recipe. 

In a 16 oz bottle (preferably glass), combine the following:

  • 1/4 cup castile soap (adjust as desired)
  • 15 drops YL Thieves essential oil blend (or 3 drops each of lemon, rosemary, clove, cinnamon bark, and eucalyptus oils)
  • Top off with distilled water and shake gently to mix.


When researching online reviews, you will find hundreds of 5-star reviews for Thieves Cleaner. Here are just a few of the most recent:

"Lasts FOREVER!"

This product is a life changer and it lasts FOREVER!! I use it to clean everything. I have used it for mopping, dishwasher, add it to laundry detergent, clean shoes, cleaning car interior. So happy I gave it a try.

Sonja C- 

"Gets the job done."

I feel like everything is clean and disinfected with this product. I love that it doesn't have chemicals but gets the job done. I believe it is a healthier choice for my household.

Dawne S- 

"Mind boggling!"

This product is amazing!

The scent and the way it cuts through so much dirt, grime and dust is mind boggling!

Desiree M- 


If you're a DIY type of person, you'll be happy to know that you can use Thieves Cleaner as a base for many specialized cleaners, including a soft scrub cleaner, shower spray, stainless steel cleaner, wood cabinet polish, and many more.  

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Thieves Products

Here are a few of the most popular products in the Thieves line. 

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Thieves Dish Soap

Tough on grime and grease, yet gentle on the hands, with a fresh, citrus scent—all powered by premium essential oils and natural cleansing agents.

Thieves Kitchen and Bath Scrub

Thieves Kitchen & Bath Scrub

A natural, mineral-based formula that is gentle on surfaces, yet strong enough to tackle built-up grease, dirt, and residue without harsh chemicals.

Thieves Laundry Soap

Thieves Laundry Soap

A plant-based, ultra-concentrated formula with pure essential oils and powerful enzymes to effectively clean your clothes and leave them refreshed with a light citrus scent.

thieves fruit and veggie soak

Formulated with plant-based ingredients that naturally and thoroughly cleanse conventional and organically grown produce by removing dirt and pesticides.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Put a drop in your morning juice, tea, or coffee or add to a vegetarian gel capsule as a dietary supplement to help support the immune system*

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

Combines plant-derived ingredients and powerful moisturizers to effectively clean hands without drying out skin


Make A Shift™ Happy, Healthy Home Kit

Thieves Household Cleaner plus additional Thieves products for the kitchen, bath, and laundry room.

The Happy, Healthy Home Kit includes:

Thieves® Household Cleaner, plus an amber glass spray bottle

Thieves® Laundry Soap

Thieves® Dish Soap

Thieves® Kitchen & Bath Scrub

Thieves® essential oil blend, 15 ml

Lemon essential oil, 15 ml


Most of the commercial air fresheners on the market today contain synthetic fragrances, harmful chemicals, or both. Purifying essential oils, with their natural aromas and disinfecting properties, make the ideal clean living air freshener.  

Purification Essential Oil

Purification Essential Oil

Purification® essential oil blend is a combination of 6 powerful essential oils: CitronellaLavandinLemongrassMyrtleRosemary, and Tea Tree.  It is specially formulated to neutralize odors and cleanse your home from impurities.

The most efficient and effective way to experience the benefits of purification oil is to add a few drops to a diffuser and let it do the work for you. An essential oil diffuser is a non-toxic air freshener that breaks down essential oils into millions of tiny microparticles and disperses them into the air. 

If you don't have a diffuser, you can make your own DIY room spray by adding a few drops of Purification essential oil and a splash of rubbing alcohol or witch hazel to a 4-oz glass container, and then fill with distilled water.  

How to Use Essential Oil to Scent a Room

Once you've purified the air, why not use an essential oil diffuser to fill your home with your favorite scents to boost your mood and raise your vibration?  

Unlike traditional air fresheners, you can change the scent you are diffusing as often as you'd like to suit your mood at the present time. Check out these Young Living essential oil blends that make diffusing your favorite aromas simple and enjoyable.  


You will LOVE the way your house smells when you diffuse essential oils! 

Summer Diffuser Blends

Diffuse essential oil blends to stay cool during the summer months with Young Living’s trio of essential oil blends called the

 "Summer Simplified Collection."

This summer's signature trio of scents includes Orange Creamsicle™, Seaside™, and Tropical Tango™ (also sold separately). 

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Thieves Oil History

For those history lovers out there, the story of how thieves oil came to be is absolutely fascinating!

According to the historic tale dating back to 1413 in France during the Bubonic Plague (aka The Black Death), the illness was spreading like wild-fire among the entire population, both citizens and doctors alike. At the time, coming in contact with someone with the illness was basically a prescription for a death sentence.  

During this difficult time, four thieves were caught stealing from the sick and dying. The thieves were captured and charged for their crime, but none of them ever contracted the plague, even though they had been in very close contact with the Black Death stricken victims.   

At this time in history, the crime these 4 men committed carried a punishment of being burning alive. However, the judge was so curious as to how every one of the thieves had been immune to this terrible disease. So he told them he would forego the punishment of being burned alive if they shared their secret to staying healthy.

So the thieves told the judge that they had been perfume and spice merchants, but were currently unemployed due to the devastation the plague had caused to their trade. In their desperation to survive, they prepared a special blend of essential oils and applied it to their hands, feet ears, and temples, along with a mask that they wore over their mouths, in the hope that it would keep them from getting sick as they ransacked the possessions of the dead and dying victims. 

After learning about their secret, the judge did indeed stay true to his word. He did not burn the 4 thieves alive; instead, the men were hanged for their crimes.

From that point forward, doctors' treatment for victims of the Bubonic Plague consisted of the same essential oil blend used by the thieves, rubbed on the patients' hands, feet, ears, and temples. In addition, doctors also wore beak-like masks stuffed with cloths that had been treated with the special essential oil blend to keep them from getting ill. 

Now you know why doctors are sometimes referred to as “quacks!”

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