With cooler temperatures just around the corner, you may be thinking about prepping your home for the winter months ahead. While spring cleaning always gets the spotlight, we always start to ‘fall’ more in love with Young Living’s line of Thieves products this time of year. Whether it’s their ability to support our wellness or the sweet scents of cinnamon and clove bursting from this lineup, we think Fall is the perfect time to “Thieves the Day” and get stocked up on all your Thieves cleaning favorites!
To understand the amazingness of Thieves, we have to go back to the beginning. The Thieves blend we know and love all starts with our founder, Gary Young. Gary formulated Thieves over 25 years ago as a result of his studying at the Warwick University in London, England, in 1991. It was during this time that he spent many hours at the London Library researching essential oils and their history. He came across a legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals. They used while robbing the dead and dying during the plague. It was believed that these botanicals protected from disease and decay and voila – the Thieves blend was born!
When asked how Gary formulated his proprietary blend, he said, “ I have read 17 different versions of the thieves story… I was led to four key botanicals that were mentioned again and again. Those ingredients were clove, cinnamon, rosemary, and lemon – four of the same ingredients that make up Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend today. To round out my modern Thieves formula and add another element of protection, I included Eucalyptus Radiata which would have been rare to find in those days.” –D. Gary Young
We’ve talked about the benefits of this blend before along with several of the Thieves products. but let’s Thieves the Day today with a look at everyone’s favorite – Thieves Cleaner! Many of the common store-bought cleaners are riddled with toxins, most of which we don’t even realize can really be affecting our bodies (ammonia, SLS, triclosan, phthalates, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, the list goes on and on). What’s even scarier is that some of toxins are hidden under other names in the ingredients lists. Yikes!
So why should we avoid these harsh chemicals? Well our skin, which is the body’s largest organ, is highly permeable. This means that it easily absorbs things that come in contact with it. Since it is less than one-tenth of an inch thick, is highly sensitive to toxic chemicals. What we put on our skin affects our health just as much as, if not more, than what we put in our mouths. Everyday toxins, including flame retardants and phthalates, can be found in food, plastics, furniture, food wrap, cookware, cans, carpets, shower curtains, electronics, and most personal care products. So yeah, pretty much everything. Scientists and researchers are concerned that many of these chemicals may be carcinogenic or wreak havoc with our hormones which are our body’s regulating system. The most concerning impact, however, is the impact of these chemicals may have on childrens’ developing brains!
So how do we start the journey to begin avoiding these ingredients in our homes? Cue the YL Thieves line, especially Thieves Household Cleaner. If you only make one change in your household, let it be this! Thieves Household Cleaner combines naturally derived, plant-based ingredients with Thieves and Lemon essential oils to provide exceptional home cleaning and purifying power. This multipurpose solution can be used for virtually any surface in your home or office! Some of our favorite things about this cleaner include:
– Doesn’t streak glass, windows, or mirrors
– One cleaner does it all for more efficient cleaning
– Smells delightful with a citrusy, spicy aroma
– Safely cleans toilets, countertops, floors, glass, toys, high-chairs, car interiors, etc.
– This is the ONLY cleaner you’ll need in your toxin-free home!
Just one bottle of concentrate can last you 6-12 months depending on the size of your home and, of course, how often you clean. So be sure to add a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner to your order ASAP so you can clean and protect your home with the power of Thieves this Fall season!
Oh and PS: We are literally obsessed with the new Thieves Kitchen and Bath Scrub which Young Living released this summer. It is uh-ma-zing and an awesome addition to your cleaning arsenal for those stubborn stains and surfaces!