Someone asked this morning about using Thieves Household Cleaner in the washing machine. I am including my reply to her along with an assortment of personal experiences which were forwarded by Nancy Sanderson and Catherine Burbank. Many thanks to those who shared their experiences.
Many wishes for optimal health,
11 February 2009
For laundry, I use 2 – 3 capfuls instead of regular detergent. For tough stains, put Thieves cleaner on the stain, and rub Thieves bar soap over the stain. Put in washing machine as usual. When the person next to me on a plane spilled a whole glass of red wine on the sleeve of my jacket, the stain came out – one week later!
It is also really important for all the chemical cleaners to be eliminated from the house. That can make a HUGE difference in allergies since well over half the lifetime is spent in the home.
I use 1 – 2 capfuls of Thieves in a bucket of water. I also bought a spray bottle (I got cheap cleaner, poured it out, and used the spray bottle until I had an empty Thieves bottle to use.)
I use 1 capful of Thieves Cleaner and fills the bottle with water. I use it for EVERYTHING – even dishes when I am washing only a few! It is great for bathrooms, kitchen counters, cabinets, furniture, walls – literally everything. (People have written that spraying undiluted Thieves cleaner and allowing it to sit for 30 – 60 minutes totally dissolves the baked-on grease so it just wipes off! Then the oven is clean with NO chemicals to breathe!)
Thieves Cleaner on Deep Wounds
This is probably going to sound unusual, but here goes! A few weeks ago, a beautiful antique mirror that was hanging in my office came apart in the back and fell off the wall, sending an explosion of glass throughout the room. I put my arms over my eyes and ducked, but a shard of glass ripped my forearm open, resulting in a very deep wound.
I didn’t panic – I have the oils, and I began using Thieves neat, right away, as well as about 4 other oils. Initially, the wound looked great and seemed to be healing very nicely.
After about a week, however, I woke up one morning and found that the cut was very red and opened very wide, and looked infected. Because it was such a big wound, I knew I had to act right away to keep the infection from getting out of control. I didn’t know what to do though – my oil supply was getting low and the weekend was coming up. I then remembered Gary’s saying to use what you have and my sights were set on the Thieves Cleaner.
Carefully, I poured the cleaner neat over the wound and it slid right off my arm. So, I mustered my courage and spread the wound open and had my husband pour the Thieves cleaner right down into it. I went and set down, giving it time to work, and I swear, right before my eyes, I could see the red rim around the wound turn to pink. After a few minutes, I rinsed it with hot water and bandaged it with my other oils over the top. The next morning it was already beginning to close.
I continued to clean it with the Thieves cleaner every day, until it knitted completely together. Each time I used the Thieves cleaner I could feel something happening deep in the wound and the skin looked pink and healthy, as opposed to the angry red of a few days before. It did sting when I used it, BUT it was not terrible at all. I was so AMAZED!
Just thought I’d post this so that if you find yourself with a wound that needs cleaning – use the Thieves Cleaner!!! It works WONDERS!
Thieves for Teeth
I went to the dentist’s office to have my teeth cleaned the first of December. I had just started to use the Thieves Dentarome Ultra toothpaste. I thought it was wonderful and was telling everyone about it. Each time I used it, I felt like I just had my teeth cleaned by the dental hygienist.
When I went for my cleaning, I immediately told my dental hygienist Kathy about the product and how excited I was with it. She told me my teeth didn’t have the sticky plaque on it that was usually there and that my gums were pink and healthy looking. I also noticed that my teeth didn’t look so yellow.
I have tried many different toothpastes and nothing helped. Another hygienist came into the room and Kathy told her my story. She was also impressed and asked me if she could purchase a tube for herself. My first sale and I sold it with my excitement and the result of my teeth. It’s the BEST toothpaste ever. I could never go back to regular toothpaste.
Have a ‘Blessed and Happy New Year’!
Thieves for Poison Ivy
I have my oils shipped to my office so I get them as soon as they hit town, and I open them as soon as I get them. Occasionally people on the other side of the office yell at me what the **** did you open now. (I had to promise not to open Valerian in the office ever again). Well you know how the oils affect toxic people, and we have some really toxic people here.
Anyway, I get heckled daily about being a witch doctor, but who do they come to with problems? I found out yesterday that one of the girls was going through my desk on Friday looking for my Lavender oil – she had a sun burn!
This week my best heckler – the girl who sits next to me and smells everything I do – came to me. She asked, what do you have for poison ivy? I did not have my reference book with me so I pulled out my favourite trusty fix everything oil – THIEVES, and gave her a few drops. After I had her wash off the Windex she had been putting on it (she says it dries it up) but it was not drying it at all! I told her it would only dry it up because it had alcohol in it and that Windex is not a good choice.
Well guess what, the poison ivy just started shrivelling away and she was really pleased. Everyone should have a bottle of Lavender and Thieves, if they can afford nothing else.
Thieves for Blood Stains
I know it has been awhile, but I have a testimony. Yesterday, a co-worker of my husbands’ injured his hand and got blood splattered over his WHITE trousers. He thought he would have to go home (1½ hr drive) to change.
My husband keeps a dilution of Thieves cleaner at work for germs etc. Well he got it and proceeded to help this guy clean his trousers. Every bit of the blood stain disappeared and when the pants dried there was not one bit of evidence that there was ever any spot of blood on them – they looked brand new!
Pretty amazing, so feel free to share this information.
Warding off Sickness with Thieves
2007 – 2008 is the fourth winter I have used Thieves when I start getting sick. As a primary math teacher, I have 45 – 50 students daily and am around a lot of sick kids. Since using Thieves, I have taken off only ½ day sick leave when I gave my oil bottle to a friend and used only the spray. During the winter, I carry Thieves in my purse to use it immediately when a sore throat or coughing starts. I use it all the time and love smelling like pumpkin pie!
Thieves for Cavities
I have a daughter who was considered a high risk dental patient from her first dentist visit. Her baby teeth came in with not enough enamel on them and she would have up to 5 cavities every 6 months even though she brushed, flossed etc. After her first check up after using Dentarome for 6 months, she had NO CAVITIES and that was two years ago, if I remember right. In the past two years she had only one small cavity.