First of all, you can call on your kiddos to help clean whenever you’re using Young Living products and feel really good about it. (In fact, it’s recommended!) Sometimes that’s a great way to spend quality time with our families, because we’re busy these days, parents need help and our kids need to learn how to do these things for themselves. Our products are completely safe, plant based and non toxic, so you are hereby declared guilt-free! Even MEN can use our products… HAHAHA!
The Thieves dishwasher powder has mixed reviews. I had my own experience with dishes coming out ‘powder coated’ and learned I was simply using too much. One of my dear friends advised me to READ the package (LOL) and I discovered that 1/4 scoop was both sufficient and effective. I also added a green rinse aid (see below) and was finally happy with the results! Seriously, less IS more, especially if you have a water softener!
More Safe Alternatives for the dishwasher
Thieves Dish Liquid:
Yep. You heard that right! For a while the Thieves dishwashing powder was out of stock, and this is what I shared with folks who follow our page while we were waiting for it to come back in…
They absolutely this tip up, because…who knew?!? You can actually use anywhere from 5 drops up to a 1/4 teaspoon of Thieves Dish Liquid in your dishwasher, (you’re gonna want to click that link for more info on the dishwasher!!! 🙂 and for future reference…it works really well.
2 – Young Living Essential Oils, Thieves Household Cleaner and Vinegar:
These are the very first tips I got on green dishwashing from my friend who oiled ‘back in the day’, Terrie Martin. I’m sharing with you. 🙂 There are soooo many ways to make this lifestyle work for you! And your needs are bound to change, so hang on to this blog!!
Terrie’s DIY DISWASHER soap: ‘Best to date for us. The dishes and pans have come out clean, sparkling (no water spots), and coffee/tea stains are handled. And bonus, the inside of the dishwasher is cleaned too.’
My review on that recipe: So, I tried it, and… The first thing I noticed when I came home to a finished dishwasher cycle was the smell of Thieves HHC. Delightful! (not vinegar!) I opened the dishwasher, not expecting too much, but I’m stunned actually. I washed all my bowls that I mixed sugar scrubs and balms in, but even when I don’t wash a greasy, oily load they’re NEVER sparkling like this. I AM SO SOLD!!!!!!!
3 – Straight Thieves Household Cleaner:
Terrie updated: I have gotten lazy in my DIY and have simply been using the Thieves HHC straight out of the bottle, undiluted. I use 1 TBS and split it between the two soap receptacles in my dishwasher. Works great for me! LOVE the way my kitchen smells while the dishes are being washed. (This is my current MO as of 4/2/18!)
4 – Three Ingredient DIY recipe:
Ehrmegerrrd, this one you can NOT miss. Click here — > Non toxic, Borax free, citric acid free, from Miss Sandy Cowart…THREE INGREDIENTS!
So – there are several tips to put on your non toxic dishwashing option list! We can mix up ANY of these ingredients, a million different ways, folks. The options are fricken limitless and you can find what works best for you. Here are a few more must have tips and recipes:
Both Thieves HHC concentrate and white vinegar in the “jet dry” dispenser for the dishwasher work exceptionally well! Adding the vinegar and EO was what helped me cut out the powder residue when using the Thieves dishwashing powder. 😉 A blend of the recipe from Odds and Evans, below, and undiluted Thieves HHC works best for me. There are a lot of things that factor into how this will work for you, such as hard water and how dirty you let your dishes go into the dishwasher. But you get to decide what works best for you! Try it all, and keep notes!!
HERE is a hack you need from Young Living with Kylene: When you get your new bottle of Thieves Cleaner, INSTEAD of taking the white seal OFF, POKE it with a toothpick or other small object. Make sure the hole is round, and simply squeeze your Thieves Cleaner by the capful. Genius, right?!
5 – All Natural DIY Dishwasher Detergent Recipe:
Finally, for you diehard DIYer’s–for a simple, effective, INEXPENSIVE DIY dishwasher detergent recipe click here: All Natural DIY Dishwasher Detergent
**If you want to know WHY we choose to avoid commercial dishwasher detergent as much as we can, click this one!**
Any way you slice it, reducing the toxins we put in our water supply is a very responsible thing to do! The amount of chemicals we use by habit is simply unnecessary and we’d be FOOLISH to think we aren’t harming anything by doing that. AmIright?!?
BE a part of the shift away from toxic junk and toward all that is instinctively good. We are helping to change the statistics that need changing! If you’re not a member of Young Living, why not? It’s easy and less expensive than you realize.