Did you know that "Just 7 percent of cleaning products adequately disclosed their contents. To uncover what’s in common household cleaners, EWG’s staff scientists spent 14 months scouring product labels and digging through company websites and technical documents. EWG staff reviewed each ingredient against 15 U.S. and international toxicity databases and numerous scientific and medical journals." according to an EWG press release.
Certain chemicals in cleaning products have been linked to fertility problems, birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer, asthma and respiratory disorders, and hormone disruption. What’s more, there is no federal law requiring cleaning product companies to list all the ingredients in their products on the label. Which means companies can keep toxic chemicals a secret from you. says womensvoices.org.
Plus according to the Toronto Indoor Air Conference of 1990, (Umm — yes, it really was 19 years ago) as a result of a higher rate of exposure to toxic chemicals in common household products, women who are stay-at-home moms have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work outside the home. Unless, of course, their work outside of the home is as a low wage hotel maid, waitress, or housecleaner, where their daily exposure to highly toxic chemicals is even greater.
Okay that a lot of information all telling us that chemicals are not good for us. Now think about the fact that our skin is like a huge sponge and absorbs anything it touches. This didn't really occur to me until I started using Young Living's essential oils topically. Did you know that it takes 20 seconds for the oils to enter the blood stream and within 20 minutes they are affecting every cell in the human body. I was applying them to my kids feet one day while my husband was washing the kitchen floor and it was like a big dirty lightbulb went off. My kids walk on and absorb all that floor cleaner, just like they absorb oils. And just like that we started our journey towards a chemical free home.
At first I thought that it would be a horribly expensive undertaking that would drive me absolutely into crazytown, but thankfully I was wrong. The same company who I was getting my super high quality, and guaranteed awesome, essential oils for wellness from had tons of chemical free options. Enter Thieves Cleaner to our home and yes it may sound horribly cliche but we've never looked back and no longer clean the same! That one bottle of cleaner had so many recipe options and has proven to be so effective. Not only that, but the power of Thieves cleaner to kill germs including yucky stuff like Staph is a big deal to this mom. Also a big deal is that my baby who eats off that highchair tray isn't ingesting nasty chemicals from that oh so common blue dish soap residue or those wipes that kill germs but leave chemicals behind for my little one to eat on his food!
So lets talk specifics about Thieves cleaner:
Young Living Combined Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils, our one-of-a-kind Thieves blend and then added it to a cleaner that is truly non-toxic. It has 100% plant- and mineral-based ingredients, like
But the best part by far is that this bottle of concentrated cleaner when properly diluted for most purposes costs less than $1 per bottle. Yeah, you saw that correctly! A bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner costs $22 (this replaces every Cleaner in your home and lasts about 6 months when properly diluted). Seriously when all is said and done I think I'm around $0.88 per bottle. And this is the good for you and your family, chemical free stuff. You just can't beat that!!
Plus there is way more Thieves AWESOMENESS! The Thieves Premium Starter kit is everything THIEVES in one discounted bundle.