Spring Cleaning Series // Part 2 - The Bathroom
The bathroom is often home to our nastiest business and let’s be honest, our least favorite space to clean. Thieves Cleaner makes the bathroom a less scary and gross place for me, because I can utilize one bottle of cleaner and a few oils to accomplish every single cleaning chore!
- Bar Soap // swap // Sandalwood Lemon Bar Soap
- Conditioner // swap // Copaiba Vanilla Conditioner that I use a pea size amount as leave in instead.
- Toxic toothpaste // swap // AromaBright toothpaste that lasts way longer than traditional toothpaste, only need a pea size!
- Expensive and toxic face cleaner and lotion // swap // $5 a month using essential oils!
Tried and True Oil Recipes!
Tile and Grout
Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1/2 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray tile and grout. Let sit for a couple of minutes. Use a small brush to get stains out. You may use less water for stronger concentration as needed.
Toilets: Mix 1⁄4 cup of Baking Soda with 1⁄2 capful of Thieves cleaner. Apply to toilet brush. Clean.
Tub Scrub: Take 1⁄2 cup of Baking Soda, 2 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner, 1 T water, 5 drops of Thieves oil, and 5 drops of Lemons. Mix to a paste. Scrub your bathtub with it. Then wipe clean with water. Apply generic Thieves Cleaner Spray and apply!
Mirror Cleaner/Window Cleaner: Place 1 capful of Thieves cleaner in a spray bottle with 4 cups of water. Spray down windows (or any glass) as you would with your "regular" glass cleaner.
Toilet Cleaning Tabs: Mix 2 cups Baking Soda, 2/3 cups Citric Acid, 30 drops Citrus Fresh EO in a spray bottle. Mix all ingredients slowly by spraying with water until wet sand consistency. Add the oils. Place into silicone molds and let it dry overnight. Store in an airtight glass container. When ready to use drop one of them into the water tank of your toilet.
Sanitizing Wipes: Cut a roll of paper towels in half and take out the cardboard piece. Remove enough paper towel sheets for your roll to fit into your container of choice. Using an empty cleaned circular container. Pour 1/2 cup water and 1 tbsp of Dr. Bonner's castile soap in the bottom of the container then gently swirl to mix it. Drop in 2 capfuls of Thieves cleaner then quickly insert your paper towel roll into the container. Let it sit for a few hours to allow the mixture to soak through the towels.
Pro Tip: The amount of water you use depends on the brand of paper towels. If you buy thin paper towels then try a little less water so your wipes won’t be sopping wet.