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Thieves: (noun)

  • A heroic, powerful blend of five essential oils formulated by Gary Young as a shield of immune-boosting, plague-resisting, bug-squashing, action-fighters.
  • Young Living essential oil blend infused into all of YL’s home cleaning products to provide a sanitary and safe environment.
  • Superpowers in essential oil form, to be worn and carried at all times and never to be left at home.

Thieves (verb., imperative) 

  • Terminology commonly used by Thieves-obsessed Young Living members
  • To deep clean; 
  • To douse oneself in Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend
  • To thoroughly eradicate one’s home environment of unwelcome, havoc-wreaking guests without the use of harsh chemicals or endocrine disruptors. 

(See also: Thievesing; Thieves’ed)

“I’m about to Thieves my whole house!”
“I am Thievesing like crazy in here so no one else gets this crud!”

I’m all ‘Thieves’ed’ up to go out in public! Thieves Roll-on, Thieves Hand Sanitizer, Thieves Spray, check!
“If anyone sneezes in my direction, they’re gonna get Thieves’d too!


Look how easy it is to replace nearly every cleaning product in your home with one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate.  Young Living boasts a whole line of ready-to-use Thieves Products, but Thieves Household Cleaner is literally a DIY-er’s dream come true.

Thieves Household Cleaner, general cleaning solution 

  • 16 oz glass spray bottle,
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 16 oz water

**Add one capful cleaner to spray bottle. Fill with water. Spray the house down.

All-purpose Thieves Scrub 

– For extra scrubbing power on: sinks (steel, ceramic, porcelain), water faucets & fixtures, tile & grout, bathtubs, showers, toilets, and glass-top electric cooking range.

  • Materials needed: empty Thieves Dish Soap bottle (or any empty 12-16z plastic squeeze bottle with a dish soap cap or pump)
  • Combine: 
    1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner 
    1/3 cup baking soda
    5 drops Citrus Fresh and/or Lemon essential oil
    ***Fill with hot water and shake well. 

Thieves Glass Cleaner

  • Materials needed: 16oz glass spray bottle
  • Using general cleaning solution recipe above, add 1 tsp Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash to your cleaner for a streak-free shine on mirrors, windows, and glass shower doors.

Thieves Floor/Carpet Cleaner 

  • Use 2-3 capfuls Thieves Household Cleaner to the tank of your carpet shampooer. 
  • For hard surface floors, add a couple capfuls to your bucket of mop water *or* mix the general cleaning solution recipe in the container on your wet-jet/spray mop.

Custom scented Dish Soap and Hand Soap, DIY version 

**These products can be purchased directly from Young Living as ready-to-use items and is always encouraged! Young Living carries Thieves Dish Soap, and foaming hand soaps in Lavender and Thieves. Also But for the DIY’er who prefers to make a customized soap scent, here’s your recipe:

  • Materials needed: empty 12-16oz dish soap container (dish soap) or 8oz foaming hand pump (hand soap)
  • Dish Soap (12oz container) –  
    • Combine 1/2 capful Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate, 
    • 2oz Young Living’s unscented shower/bath gel base, 
    • 10 drops of your essential oil of choice (suggestions: Citrus Fresh, Orange, or Lemon!), and 
    • fill with water
  • Hand Soap (8oz container):-
    • Combine 1/2 capful Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate, 
    • 1 oz YL’s unscented shower/bath gel base, 
    • 10 drops of your essential oil of choice (Try Stress Away, Citrus Fresh, or Christmas Spirit!), and 
    • fill with water
  • ***If you plan to use the same scent for both hand and dish soap, mix up this recipe in a 32oz (quart) mason jar with 2 capfuls Thieves cleaner, and 4oz unscented shower/bath gel base, and 10-20 drops of essential oil. Fill with water, swirl to mix, and distribute between your dish & hand soap containers. Store any remaining soap in the jar (with a lid) for future refills, in a cabinet away from direct sunlight.

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The information presented is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, cure, prevent, or treat any health condition and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with a professional health care provider. This information applies solely to Young Living products and should not be used in conjunction with other brands of essential oils. The opinions and views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Young Living.

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