It’s official. Christmas decorations are coming down today. That means, I’m spending a lot of my time today cleaning every inch of my home.
Does anyone else feel like they need to deep clean when they change out decorations? It can’t be just me, right?
I’ve become sort of a clean freak as I’ve grown, and having a house that smells good is really important.
A year ago, I found a cleaner that I wanted to use on everything. Not only did it smell amazing, but it boasted about using essential oils and natural ingredients right on the label. The ads were super cute and showed the bottles in sparkling clean kitchens, and every blogger in the blogosphere was writing about them.
I’d become a victim of greenwashing.
I should have seen it coming, but I was drawn in with the beautiful ads and the catchy marketing. Unfortunately, when I decided to put this cleaner into my Think Dirty app, it came back at a 9 out of a 10.
I was upset, but thought surely it was just that one scent. So, I went to the store and started scanning all the products. They were all natural and used essential oils! Surely it was a fluke, right?
I couldn’t find a single product that rated less than a 4. That’s better, but not up to my personal standards, so I had to stop using it completely.
Why am I picky about my cleaners?
I’ve become really picky about what we use in our homes. We had to cut a lot of products from our home to keep my oldest daughter healthy as a baby, and I’ve become a really good label reader. Now that I know that these can chemicals do, and I don’t want them anywhere near my home.
I don’t want to put these chemicals in a plug-in and breathe them in, giving them direct access to the limbic system of my brain. I don’t want to wash my clothes in them, letting them sit directly on my skin all day long. Why would I wash my dishes and my food prep surfaces with chemicals labeled “not safe for human consumption,” and then turn around and serve my food on those same surfaces later that same day?
I wanted something cleaner. Something that could make my house smell good, clean to my standards, and contain no harsh chemicals. Was I searching for something that didn’t exist?? I was starting to think so.
Then, I found Thieves Household Cleaner.
I’d had my Young Living Starter Kit for a couple of years already, but hadn’t honestly done much with it besides buy my oils. When I told a friend how frustrated I was trying to find a cleaner that I actually liked, she told me to try the Thieves Cleaner. I was tired of smelling vinegar in my kitchen every day, and wanted something that would actually make my house smell good.
I gave Thieves Household Cleaner a try, and fell absolutely in love. Now, I can’t help but shout it from the rooftops!
It makes my house smell like Christmas when I use it alone, but it also blends so well with so many oils to really make it your own.
Some things I love about Thieves Household Cleaner:
- It’s plant-based
- Highly concentrated (about $1/bottle once it’s mixed!)
- It smells like Christmas
- It contains the Thieves blend of essential oils known to keep things super clean: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary
What cleaner are you currently using? If it’s something you can buy in a store, I’d love to challenge you to check it out on Think Dirty! Are the results something you can live with? If they’re not, I’d really love to talk to you about my favorite cleaner so you can get your hands on some, too!