I am a cleaning freak. I enjoy doing it, sometimes it helps me with my boredom or anger or anxiety. Sometimes it’s just my job and duty calls.
But uh… I pretty much ALWAYS forget to clean the tub.
Here’s my excuse though! My tub is an off-white color, the light in my bathroom is on the opposite side of the room and is pretty yellow-ish as it is. Its just really hard to see
But today I was cleaning something IN my tub and I was like “omg this tub is DISGUSTING”
So guess what I reached for….
If you guessed essential oils, you are correct 😉
First, I put a cap full of Young Living Thieves all-purpose cleaner in a spray bottle. And just for fun I decided to add Tea Tree, Lemon, and Thieves oil. (I’m not messing around…) Topped the bottle off with water, and I was good to go!
I sprayed down my entire shower and tub, and let it sit for a few minutes and then I went at it with a sponge.
Afterwards, I sprinkled baking soda on the floor of the tub, and then rinsed it with vinegar and got it all super shiny and ULTRA CLEAN. I’ll never have to clean this baby again.
…. Just kidding.
But seriously! This was just as easy as using a store-bought chemical cleaner.
Why is this WAY better?
- I wasn’t exposed to any chemicals or toxins during this process
- No chemical headaches!
- No worries about mixing items
A lot of the store bought chemicals require you to wear gloves, or take extra care that they don’t get mixed with any other chemicals.
It’s quite common to get head aches from using these kinds of cleaners, to get irritated skin or throat, yet we leave them around our homes. We spray them on surfaces we prepare food on. We spray them on surfaces children touch before putting their fingers in their mouths. We leave them hanging out under our sinks…
Go read this article from Environmental Working Group about those chemical cleaners cause cancer, asthma, birth defects, and poisoning… Buuuuut none of the companies who sell these products have to tell you any of that. Its a fun little surprise for you.
So if we know that information… why are we still using this poison in our homes???
Maybe people aren’t aware what the alternative is.
Allow me to be the one to share that information with you 😉
The cleaner I used to clean my tub, it’s called Thieves Household Cleaner
It’s 100% plant and mineral based. It smells like flippin’ Christmas in a bottle. It’s a little bit cinnamon-y. And it gets. the job. done. It says all-purpose and it means ALL Purpose. I clean my kitchen with it, I clean my floors, my bathroom, my windows, everything.
You don’t have to worry about your 12 year old playing mad scientist in the bathroom when they’re supposed to be doing chores. You don’t have to worry about your dog licking the floor. It’s safe for you and your family to be around ❤ (except for fish… Thieves contains clove which can kill fish haha. Sorry fishies)
This little bottle is a concentrate, one cap full makes a whole bottle of cleaner. So you could get 20 or more *bottles of cleaner* from this one bottle. That rounds out to about one buck a bottle. Even purely from a price perspective this makes more sense than a $4 bottle of chemical spray at Walmart.
I have been using Thieves for months, and as soon as I got my first bottle and tried it out, I threw out ALL those disgusting chemicals from under my sink. You don’t need poison lurking around in your cabinets. This chemical free cleaner will do the jobs of your chemical collection, trust me!
If you couldn’t tell, I’m a little passionate about this. It is so easy to just eliminate your exposure to a ton of chemicals if you just switch to something else. I’m not asking you to burn everything you own and start over 🙂
But even baby steps are progress in the right direction.
If you want to talk more about thieves, I would love to help you get some in your life. I’ll even send samples of cleaner to the first 5 people who have a conversation with me about it 🙂
I’m sharing this with you because we aren’t aware of the things around us and the affect they are having on our bodies whether we know it or not. Ever since becoming a Young Living member I have been learning more and more about things around me and ingredients in my products. I’m still taking my baby steps to slowly get chemicals out of my home. It’s a process. But having the knowledge is the first step.
If you don’t do anything else, download the Think Dirty app and start scanning stuff around your house. You might be surprised what you find!
Come back here and get in touch with me if you want to learn more about getting that bad stuff out and getting some good stuff in.