DIY Thieves Household Cleaner

One of the first essential oils that I tried other than lavender essential oil, was Thieves oil.  I had read the history behind Thieves oil and was fascinated.

Many stories talk about how the original thieves oil was created during the plague.  It was thought to protect thieves from getting sick while they robbed the victims of the plague. The oils had protective qualities that kept people healthy despite exposure to illness.

I love using Young Living Thieves Oil.  Between the smell and the benefits, it is a favorite of mine!

Thieves oil contains:

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)† bud oil, Lemon (Citrus limon)† peel oil, Cinnamon, (Cinnamomum verum)† bark oil, Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)† leaf oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)† leaf oil †Premium essential oil (

It is SO EASY to make Thieves Household Cleaner!

How to Make Thieves Household Cleaner

You will need:



I found the instructions right from the Young Living website.

Most cleaning applications: 

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2 cups water. 


That is all!  I mix this together in a glass spray bottle and I am ready to go.

This stores well, smells great, and lasts a long time.

18 thoughts on “DIY Thieves Household Cleaner”

  1. WOW!!! This blend seems simple enough. I have heard a lot about thieves, but haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet. Looks like I am going to have to try it. Thanks for your advice.

  2. I enjoy using essential oils in my home for cleaning – the place smells so fresh and clean. Will have to try this DIY cleaner soon!

  3. Sounds like a great way to reducing waste since you will only need a little amount of the cleaner vs water you won’t be replacing the bottle all the time. I will have to try this cleaner!

  4. The way you showcase its versatility has me thinking it’s not just a cleaner; it’s a superhero for every corner of the house. Thanks for the lowdown on this cleaning gem!

  5. I enjoy the scent of Thieves Oil, which I was first introduced to at my chiropractor’s office. As a cleaner, I should look into this idea. SO thanks!!!

  6. I’m a big fan of making homemade cleaners. Mass produced cleaners are full of chemicals, and they’re way too hard on my asthma.

  7. Thieves oil is supposed to be great and have really good properties for boosting the immune system and more. The properties would also work incredibly well for cleaning plus your home must smell amazing after!!!

  8. I just got done making mine up yesterday! I swear by DIY household cleaning products. Not just because regular products can be so expensive, but because they are far better for both us and those who live in our home!

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