Even good boys and girls make mistakes! When your four-legged friend misses the piddle-pad or the litter box, it’s no fun for anyone. Don’t dismay! With this DIY pet stain remover, you and your furry pals will be cuddling odor-free in no time.
2 cups baking soda (optional, for tough or already-dried stains)
If your doggo buddy very recently left a puddle on the living room carpet, use these instructions for removing fresh stains:
1. Add the essential oils to the salt and mix well. 2. In a spray bottle, combine the salt mixture, apple cider vinegar, and water. Mix thoroughly until salt has dissolved. 3. Blot the “accident” to remove excess moisture. 4. Shake the bottle, then spray the stained area generously until wet. 5. Let sit for 10–15 minutes. 6. Using an old towel or rag, soak up the mixture by blotting until moisture is removed. Do not apply heat to aid in the drying process, as it can cause unwanted odors and stains to set permanently.
When you find an older, smellier, set-in stain, use the instructions above to make the DIY pet odor eliminator and then:
1. Spray the area generously until wet. 2. Sprinkle baking soda over the stain and leave for 24 hours or until dry. The baking soda will absorb the stain during this time. Once dry, scoop up as much baking soda as possible and discard, then vacuum thoroughly to remove any remaining powder.
Thieves® Household Cleaner. You know it, you use it, and you love it. If you don’t love it yet, you will after your cleaning is transformed by its strength and versatility.
This powerful, ultra-concentrated, plant-based solution is a helpful and naturally derived chore companion—helping you clean everything from wood floors to shower doors. And the best part? It doesn’t have any of the harsh chemicals you’ve removed from your lifestyle. That’s right, you don’t have to worry about what’s in Thieves Household Cleaner. It’s perfect to use around everyone in your whole family.
Tips for using Thieves Household Cleaner
Thieves Household Cleaner is safe to use at a 15:1 dilution or higher for most non-porous surfaces. One capful of Thieves Household Cleaner is equal to approximately ½ tablespoon, so ½ cup of water mixed with one capful of cleaner yields a 15:1 dilution.
Most cleaning applications use 30 parts water to 1 part Thieves Household Cleaner—more concentrated dilutions may be necessary for some uses.
For best results, mix only the amount of cleaner that you will need to use right away.
Before using Thieves Household Cleaner, do a small spot test in an inconspicuous location, especially on wood, plastic, fabric, and granite.
Do not use this product on soft plastics or vinyl.
29 DIY cleaners with Thieves Household Cleaner
We made 29 cleaners with less than one bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner! With 60-65 capfuls of the cleaner in each 14.4 fl. oz bottle, we had plenty to spare even after making each of these solutions. Keep reading to find out how to use Thieves Household Cleaner in all areas of your home!
1. Trash can scrub
Clean stains and deodorize!
Empty trash can and fill with water.
Pour 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner directly into the can (1 capful for a small can, 2 for a large one).
Let sit for several hours.
If needed, scrub stubborn stains with a brush.
Empty can and wipe dry.
For an ongoing fresh scent, place a few drops of Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil on a cotton ball and put it in the bottom of the trash can before replacing the liner.
1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix evenly. 2. In a separate bowl, combine water, essential oils or blends, and V-6. 3. Pour liquids into a large bowl and whisk together until combined. 4. Use mixture to fill ice cube tray or candy mold about three fourths full. If mixture expands and spills over mold, gently replace into the mold. 5. Let sit overnight to dry in room temperature area. When dry, pop tablets out and store in a glass jar. 6. When needed, put a tablet in the toilet bowl, hard-to-clean bottles, or sink full of dishes to help clean and deodorize. Let tablet sit in bowl, bottle, or sink for 20-30 minutes to fizz and dissolve. Once dissolved, flush or rinse out.
Myrrh essential oil is as biblical as they come. Literally. With its ancient ties to frankincense and scripture, Myrrh tends to get our focus during holiday and spiritual moments. But did you know that Myrrh offers so much more?
From cuticle care to spring and summer scents, Myrrh is welcome year-round! Read “Myrrh” about the diverse uses for this woody, warm essential oil.
What is Myrrh oil used for?
Opt into oral care
Another surprising Myrrh tip? Add two drops of Myrrh to your toothpaste or mouthwash to elevate your morning and night dental hygiene routine.
Skin for the win
Myrrh is no respecter of skin; it’s truly a friend to all. Concerned about dry skin? Infuse your pre-makeup skin care routine with a drop or two of Myrrh. Bothered by blah skin? Dab on a drop or two of Myrrh to up the hydration in your skin care. Whatever you’re facing with your skin, Myrrh is more than willing to help!
Myrrh’s gentle, grounding aroma pairs perfectly with planning random acts of kindness. While baking cookies for a friend, diffuse Myrrh. While delivering supplies to your local homeless shelter, swipe on Myrrh. As you celebrate, use Myrrh as a personal perfume while you practice goodwill toward friends.
Yes, Myrrh is a merry-must during the holidays, but we’re fans of it all year long. Diffuse these blends during the summer solstice, the fall equinox, and every other month of the year!
Spring: As the rains start to fall and the flowers start to bloom, you’ll need a diffuser blend to accompany those exquisite scents. Mix the fresh-cut fragrances of Geranium and Ylang Ylang with musky Myrrh for a garden-fresh diffuser blend!
Summer: The temperatures are rising and all we want to do is cool off with a fan, a glass of sweet citrus something, and a diffuser blend that’s as refreshing as a dip in the pool. Try this one: Blend sunny Lemongrass, tangy Grapefruit, and complex Myrrh.
Fall: Leaves are falling and autumnal aromas are calling. Mix together earthy and rich Myrrh with balmy and warm Sacred Sandalwood. Throw in a splash of spunk with Tangerine and you’ve got a blend that’s reminiscent of crispy, chilly days!
Winter: Here’s an end-of-year recipe you’ll need! Beat the brr with drops of Myrrh. Feel festive with a touch of Frankincense. Soak in the season’s spirit with Cedarwood. Blend it all together with a bit of Bergamot!
YL tip: Yikes, you’re out of Myrrh! What can you substitute for Myrrh oil? Try Vetiver and Copaiba.