Thieves Household Cleaner: More Affordable and Safer Than Other Popular Cleaners


Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good deal! I was coupon crazed (some might say obsessed) for quite some time. Yes, I carried coupons with me at all times. Yes, I knew most store coupon policies better than the store clerks. Yes, I would wake up early to be sure I got certain items on double coupon day. Yes, I would do multiple transactions just to save an extra dollar. And, yes, I had a stock pile lol!

I’ve swapped out my coupon days for blogging (because there is only so much time in the day). I still recognize a good deal when I see one though and holy mackerel, do I have a good deal to share with you! Pssst…Young Living’s Thieves household cleaner (an essential oil based cleaner) is more affordable (and safer) than common store-bought cleaners!

Let’s compare the prices of 6 household cleaners:

Young Living’s Thieves household cleaner comes in two sizes: a 14.4 ounce bottle or a 64 ounce bottle. The 14.4 ounce bottle costs $22.00 (wholesale price). Don’t let the $22.00 price tag fool you though. You see, Thieves cleaner is highly concentrated. This means that a very small amount of the Thieves cleaner is diluted with water in a spray bottle and then used for cleaning. The 14.4 ounce bottle actually makes 432-720 ounces of ready to use cleaner (depending on the strength you want to make it) and costs only $0.03-$0.05 per ounce! Let’s see how Thieves cleaner stacks up to the price of some store-bought household cleaners:

  • MOST AFFORDABLE —>  Thieves household cleaner (diluted appropriately and ready to use in a spray bottle – I reused an empty spray bottle): $0.03-$0.05 per ounce (less when it is part of my Essential Rewards order)
  • Fabuloso Passion of Fruits all-purpose cleaner: $0.05 per ounce
  • Lysol Lemon Breeze all-purpose cleaner: $0.06 per ounce
  • 409 Lemon all-purpose cleaner: $0.09 per ounce
  • Mr. Clean Febreze and Citrus multi-surface cleaner: $0.11 per ounce
  • Green Works all-purpose cleaner: $0.11 per ounce

Just wait…it gets even better yet!!! When I order my Thieves household cleaner as part of my monthly Essential Rewards order, I earn 20% back that I can use to spend on other products. This means, that for every 14.4 ounce bottle of Thieves household cleaner that I purchase, I am getting $4.40 back to spend on another Young Living product. If you take this into consideration, I’m technically paying $0.02-$0.04 per ounce of ready to use Thieves cleaner! NOW THAT’S A GOOD DEAL! Quite frankly, knowing the coupon world, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal than this one!

Which of these 6 household cleaners is the safest?

I looked up each of the above household cleaners on the Environmental Working Group’s website. This Environmental Working Group gives an A to F health rating for cleaning products:

  • A = Few/no known or suspected hazards to health or the environment; good ingredient disclosure.
  • B = Low concern; limited potential for hazards to health or the environment; at least some ingredient disclosure.
  • C = Moderate concern; some potential for hazards to health or the environment; at least some ingredient disclosure.
  • D = High concern; llikely hazards to health or the environment; may also have poor ingredient disclosure.
  • F= Potentially significant hazards to health or the environment; or poor ingredient disclosure.

Here’s how the cleaners rank:

  • SAFEST CLEANER —> Thieves household cleaner is not ranked by the Environmental Working Group. However, I did look up each ingredient on their website. Alkyl Polyglucoside has a B rating. Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate (or Lauric Acid) has an A rating. The Environmental Working Group listed Disodium 2-Sulffolaurate in their cosmetic database and it was given a rating of O (low hazard). Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (Thieves cleaner contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Rosemary essential oil) are generally agreed upon to be a safe alternatives to harsh cleaning chemicals. If you ask me, Thieves household cleaner seems to be the safest choice! :)
  • Fabuloso Passion of Fruits all-purpose cleaner: F rating
  • Lysol Lemon Breeze all-purpose cleaner: C rating
  • 409 Lemon all-purpose cleaner: F rating
  • Mr. Clean Febreze and Citrus multi surface cleaner: D rating
  • Green Works all-purpose cleaner: F rating

DING, DING, DING! Thieves household cleaner is the WINNER!

If you ask me, Young Living’s Thieves household cleaner is the winner! We use Thieves cleaner all the time. It is affordable, safe, and works amazingly well. Plus, it smells awesome and is biodegradable. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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