Toxin Free Living For Pets – Thieves Household Cleaner

As my regular readers know, I am not only an animal naturopath but I am also a natural rearing dog breeder and have been for 27 years now. I came about raising my dogs naturally – gradually as most people do.  I was pretty well versed in natural human health and was raising my son as naturally and holistically.  I had been feeding a raw diet for a few years at the time and only using borax and baking soda in my laundry however,  I was still using toxic cleaning chemicals such as diluted bleach or veterinary disinfectants (I was working as a veterinary technician at that time so was able to purchase them at cost) to clean the dog crates, bedding and all the floors.  Of course,  I always made sure that my husband, son, African Grey Parrot and the dogs were all out of doors and all the windows were open while doing my cleaning which made me feel somewhat better about using these products with toxic fumes. However, what took a couple of years to sink in, was that it was not just inhaling the fumes that were harmful but actually our walking barefoot on the floors or the dogs sleeping on bedding or in crates that had been cleaned with these chemicals – our feet, our skin and the pads on the dog’s paws and their skin were absorbing those toxins! I won’t go into details of the symptoms both the dogs and my family were experiencing but I did FINALLY wake up and threw away every household cleaner and disinfectant in my home.  About that time I had joined Young Living and was experiencing the benefits of diffusing essential oils in my home.   I loved diffusing the Thieves Oil blend and found it very helpful when I had a few puppies with any respiratory issues.

The proprietary Thieves essential oil blend was created based on research into the concoction used by thieves in the 15th century that they would inhale while robbing dead bodies of plague victims.

Research done in 1997 by Weber State University shows that Young Living’s Thieves oil blend effectively interrupts the life cycle of bacteria and also interferes with the ability of viruses to replicate. Studies also confirmed that most viruses and bacteria cannot live in the presence of many essential oils, including two of the oils found in the Thieves Essential Oil blend.

I had begun to put several drops of the oils into my mop bucket of hot water and even into my spray bottles with distilled water for cleaning counters. Not too much later, Young Living had developed a full Thieves line of products. The household cleaner became a quick staple in my home and I still use it today for everything from floors to counters, to laundry to dishes, to cleaning mold out from inside my window sliders. I was one of Young Living’s distributors who kept asking them to please consider making it available in bigger bottles!

Within a fairly short time, I noticed that our toxic overload symptoms began to go away and the dogs began having bigger and healthier litters. I did not have to put the family and animals out of the house to clean anymore either.  Everyone LOVES the aroma and even the African Grey Parrot – Nick will get as close as he can to the diffuser when I have Thieves blend in it.

Thieves products are great- toxic free replacements for all the cleaning chemicals in the house, barn, kennel or aviary!

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The first step in natural healing is responsibility. Natural healing is about taking control of your life and being responsible for everything that goes in and out of your body, mind and spirit.” ~Richard Schulze


We only recommend Young Living Essential Oils because of their guaranteed purity and safety (even labeled safe enough to be taken internally as a supplement). Young Living Essential Oils is truly a company that is trustworthy and reliable. They have only the highest quality therapeutic grade oils that are backed by documented research. These are the essential oils I have used in my own home with family and pets and have been trusting for over thirteen years. The natural therapeutic benefits I share on this site are only from using Young Livings’ therapeutic grade essential oils.

*Please see the Scientific Abstract Summary of Thieves Powerful Ingredients chart


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