Kira's Oily Resources

March 2016

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!!!

Can you tell I am just a wee bit excited for spring to finally be here? The gray days and bare trees have been bumming me out. I have definitely been turning to my oils for an uplifting emotional boost and some much needed energy. Joy is still an all time favorite oil to brighten my mood. I have also discovered a new favorite diffuser blend that combines Orange, Ylang-Ylang and Bergamot. I like it so much I have even tried it in my diffuser necklace. Right now anything citrus, light, a little floral are making me think spring!

Another sign that spring is upon us is the arrival of allergy season. Boo! No worries though. Your kit has all you need to breath freely and feel like yourself. Lemon, lavender and peppermint in your diffuser (2 drops each) or mixed in a roller bottle (recipe below) will take care of your seasonal sniffles. Here is the information on what each oil does for you during pollen-o-rama:

Peppermint – helps to improve breathing by opening sinuses and airways, fights infection, relieves pain of headache and muscular pain, and has anti-inflammatory properties. You can apply to temples for headache pain. Also apply to back of neck to relieve stress and tension.


Lemon – protects immunity, relieves respiratory issues. Excellent antibacterial agent, which makes it well suited for respiratory inflammation. Cleansing to the environment. Citrus oils can be photosensitive, so exercise caution with exposure to UV rays.


Lavender – anti-inflammatory, builds immunity, relieves headaches and eases muscle pain, it acts as a natural antihistamine. It has a very calming and relaxing, soothing aroma. Diffuse to help ease mental strain and relax before bedtime.

20 Ways to Clean with Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner REALLY does clean everything and the kitchen sink. It can literally replace every cleaner in your home. I have made a bottle for each bathroom and the kitchen. I am recycling a lot of bottles and ditching the many other cleaners I had previously used. I love that the kids can safely help me clean!

1. Refrigerator

Remove all items from the refrigerator. Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water. Clean the outside of the fridge, including top, doors, and exterior water and ice areas. Clean the inside of the fridge, including shelves, produce drawers, doors, ice tray, etc.

2. Kitchen appliances

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cups of water. Clean stovetops, ovens, microwaves, toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, mixers, etc. To clean the interior of a microwave, fill a microwave safe container with 2 cups of water. Place in microwave and heat for 5-10 minutes. The steam will make it easy to clean up food and food particles.

3. Light fixtures

First, dust light fixtures and bowls. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Clean fixtures, glass bowls, etc. to remove dirt and sticky residue.

4. Kitchen pantry, bathroom vanity, cupboards, inside drawers, under sinks

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water. Wipe down kitchen surfaces to remove dirt, sticky residue, etc. Consider placing a cotton ball with 2-3 drops of Thieves essential oil to keep areas under sinks, cupboards, etc. smelling clean.

5. Wooden cabinets, tables, furniture

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of olive oil (add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil for a fresh lemon scent). Wipe down wooden cabinets, tables and other wooden furniture to remove dirt and clean surfaces.

6. Sinks and countertops

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray sinks, countertops and backsplash and wipe clean to remove dirt and grime. If sinks are dirty or stained, try this DIY Soft Scrub recipe.

7. Garbage cans

For interior garbage cans, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray trash cans and wipe clean to remove dirt and grime. Consider placing a cotton ball with 2-3 drops of Thieves essential oil to keep trash can smelling clean.

For exterior and heavy duty garbage cans, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2-3 cups of water (use less water for heavier degreasing) in a bucket. Take garbage cans outside and use cleaning cloth to thoroughly clean. Use spray hose to rinse and let dry outside.

8. Toilets

To clean inside toilets, mix 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/2 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to a toilet brush. Clean inside of toilet bowl and let sit for a few minutes before flushing.

To clean outside of toilets, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray outside of toilet, flusher knob, on top and underneath toilet seat to naturally clean.

9. 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.

10. Windows, window sills and mirrors

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4-5 cups of water (add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil for a fresh lemon scent and/or 1 tsp of white vinegar for streak-free clean). Clean windows, sills and mirrors to remove dirt, sticky residue and grime.

11. Walls, outlets and vents

First, dust all wall and outlet surfaces. Then, mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 1/2 cups of water. Clean walls, outlets and vents to remove dirt and grime.

12. Floors

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 4 cups of water (add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil for a fresh lemon scent and/or 1 tsp of white vinegar for streak-free clean). Clean windows, sills and mirrors to remove dirt, sticky residue and grime.

13. Carpet and upholstery cleaner

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with about 6 cups of water and add to carpet or steam cleaner. Clean rugs, carpets and upholstery to remove dirt and grime. Be sure to spot test in an inconspicuous location first.

14. Dishwasher detergent

Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to the bottom of the dishwasher to clean dishes.

15. Pots and pans

Mix 1/2 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3cups of water to clean pots and pans.

16. Laundry detergent

Add 1-2 capfuls (depending on load size) of Thieves Household Cleaner to washer to clean clothes.

17. Baby and kids toys

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray toys, play equipment, train tables, doll houses, toy organizers or shelves, etc. to remove dirt and naturally clean.

18. Exercise equipment, yoga mats, weights, exercise balls, etc.

Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2-3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray toys, play equipment, train tables, doll houses, toy organizers or shelves, etc. to remove dirt and naturally clean.

19. Hand cleaner

Mix 1/2 cup of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1/2 cup of water and add to a small spray bottle. Use as needed to naturally clean hands.

20. Stain remover

Got a tough stain on your clothes? Use Thieves Household Cleaner without dilution on the stain. Scrub gently with a small brush until the stain is gone.

Thanks All!

I am so happy to share my experiences with the oils and how they are helping myself and my family. I love to research and learn more about these amazing natural healers. If you would ever like more information please let me know. Happy St Patrick's Day to you and yours. ♡ Kira