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Cleaning Your Kitchen with Thieves Products

For most of us, ringing in a new year usually includes a resolution for better health. Why not enhance your overall well-being by improving the cleanliness of your home with Young Living’s Thieves® products?

This blog post is the first in a series focusing on deep cleaning your home with Thieves. With check lists, helpful hints, and cleaning recipes, you will achieve a clean home in no time. By adding an additional 30 minutes to your usual cleaning regimen, you will experience the Thieves difference in just a week.

Today’s post will focus on how to clean your kitchen with Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner.

DAY ONE: REFRIGERATOR

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items from refrigerator.
  • Check all labels and toss expired items.
  • Throw away all items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or are inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.
  • Remove all magnets and papers from doors.
  • Clean top and outside of fridge, including exterior water/ice compartments.
  • Clean inside, including door compartments, shelves, and produce drawers.
  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside fridge.
  • Clean handles.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners in the fridge to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.

DAY TWO: STOVETOP, OVEN, MICROWAVE

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove any leftover food or debris from stovetop, oven, and microwave.
  • Clean stovetop, oven, fan, vent filters, hood, and microwave with mixture.

HINT: Fill a microwavable container with 3 cups of hot water. Place in microwave and heat on high for 10 minutes. The steam will loosen any cooked-on food, making it easy to wipe clean.

DAY THREE: DRAWERS, CUPBOARDS, PANTRY

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items.
  • Check all labels and toss items that are expired.
  • Toss items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.
  • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.
  • Clean all drawers and shelf organizers.
  • Wipe down shelves and inside of drawers.
  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside cupboards, pantry, and drawers.
  • Clean all knobs.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners inside drawers and on top of shelves to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.

DAY FOUR: CEILING, LIGHT FIXTURE BOWLS, UNDER SINK

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs from ceiling, corners, and light fixtures with broom or duster.
  • Remove light fixture bowls.
  • Clean ceiling, corners, and light fixture bowls.
  • Replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Remove all items from under the sink.
    • Check all labels and toss items that are expired.
    • Get rid of items that are rarely used.
    • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.
    • Wipe inside with the same ratio of Thieves Household Cleaner and water.
    • Wipe off all sticky and soiled items that will go back under the sink.

HINT: Put 5 drops of Thieves Essential Oil on a cotton ball or open a Thieves Essential Oil Sample and place underneath your sink to keep it smelling clean and fresh.

DAY FIVE: SINK, COUNTERTOPS, BACKSPLASH, CABINET FRONTS

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

Cabinet Front Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup olive oil. To enhance the aroma, you may also add 10 drops of Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend.

  • Remove all countertop appliances, canisters, knick-knacks, and clutter.
  • Clean sink, countertops, backsplash, knick-knacks, canisters, and counter appliances with suggested recipe.
  • Wipe down cabinet fronts with suggested recipe.

HINT: To keep your kitchen looking clean and clutter-free, display only countertop appliances, canisters, and knick-knacks that are used daily or are important.

 DAY SIX: INTERIOR WINDOWS, WINDOW SILLS, PET DISHES, PLANT DISHES

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 5 quarts of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Wipe loose debris and dust off window sills, pet dishes, and plant dishes.
  • Clean window sills and plant and pet dishes.
  • Clean interior windows.

HINT: To naturally freshen the air in your home, diffuse Thieves Essential Oil Blend for 15–30 minutes.

DAY SEVEN: WALLS, OUTLETS, SWITCH PLATES, HEATING VENTS

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs and dust from kitchen walls and heat vents.
  • Clean walls, outlets, switch plates, and heating vents.
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Cinnamon-Apple Chips Recipe [VIDEO]

Craving a tasty snack with fresh, simple ingredients? Our cinnamon-apple chips are the perfect solution! With only three ingredients, this treat shows that healthy recipes don’t have to be a chore. Make a batch to share or add them to your stash of healthy snacks! When you’re stocked with healthy food options, you’re better prepared to stay committed to a balanced lifestyle—without sacrificing flavor!

See how easy these are today!

Cinnamon-Apple Chips Recipe

Cinnamon-Apple Chips Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 225⁰ F. Use Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Spray to clean the fruit. With a mandolin or knife, thinly slice apples from top to bottom. In a small bowl, combine honey and Cinnamon Bark Vitality. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and place apple slices on top. Drizzle honey mixture over apple slices. Cook in the oven for 90 minutes. Remove cookies sheets from heat and place apple slices on cooling rack. For best results, store apple chips in an airtight container and eat them within 24 hours.

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Potatoes Elevated: Baby Potatoes with Lemon Dill Sauce

One of springtime’s most underrated seasonal treats is baby potatoes. Delicate, flavorful, and bite-sized, they’re right at home nestled next to a sandwich or veggie burger. Looking to impress at your first barbecue of the year? Take 35 easy minutes and get cooking with essential oils! Toss together our recipe for roasted baby potatoes with lemon dill sauce, created by Sylvie Shirazi of Gourmande in the Kitchen. This recipe brings together herbs, Dill Vitality™, and Lemon Vitality for a side dish that will make your cookout guests forget about French fries with their grilled favorites.

Potatoes Elevated: Baby Potatoes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Potatoes Elevated: Baby Potatoes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Ingredients

2 pounds small fingerling potatoes in assorted colors, well scrubbed 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper Zest of 1 lemon, divided 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped ½ cup plain coconut or dairy yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon sea salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 2 drops Dill Vitality 2 drops Lemon Vitality

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450° F. Toss the potatoes with olive oil and salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 20–30 minutes, tossing halfway through, until fork tender and browned. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside. Toss the warm roasted potatoes in a large bowl with lemon zest and fresh chopped dill to coat. Serve with lemon dill sauce on the side. To make them an appetizer, you can serve each potato with lemon dill sauce dollops on top, spearing them with a cocktail fork or toothpick.

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Cool Azul for those Aches and Pains

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Young Living’s Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.

Our plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with our exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend. With two powerful, synergistic active ingredients, this cream provides pain-relieving benefits in two ways: methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect. If you need relief without synthetic ingredients, Young Living’s Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream is the answer!  Ready to try some, just message me.

 

 

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Everything you need to know about iodine

Iodine is a necessary mineral that your body can’t produce itself. It must be consumed from an outside source through food or an iodine supplement. The USDA recommends that most adults consume 150 micrograms of iodine per day, and pregnant and nursing women should consume about twice that much.

An iodine deficiency is not something to take lightly. If you’re not getting enough, it can pose a risk to your health. Pregnant women need to be especially proactive about meeting their daily requirement. Just a few decades ago, so many Americans were iodine deficient that as part of a public health initiative, many U.S. salt companies began adding iodine to their salt. When you go to the supermarket today, most salt packaging says: This salt contains iodine, a necessary nutrient. With the new trend of low-sodium diets, however, many people are saying no to salt and are looking for other options to meet their daily iodine quota.

The best food source for iodine is seaweed. Yes, that green aquatic plant that makes you cringe when it brushes against you while swimming but tastes fantastic when wrapped around a ball of rice and fish. This food source blows all others out of the water (pun intended), with well more than 100 percent of your daily need in just 1/8 of an ounce. But sushi and seaweed paper aren’t for everyone. Many people find its fishy taste overwhelming and even downright off-putting.

So what do you do if seaweed makes you queasy? You could try turning to other foods. Runners-up are animal-based foods like codfish and yogurt. But you’d have to consume much larger quantities of these to get enough each day, nearly 45 times more codfish (3 ounces) and 51 times more yogurt (8 ounces) than seaweed.

Young Living - NingXia NitroDon’t panic! We know these numbers are discouraging. Fortunately, there’s another option that takes seaweed and measuring cups of out the equation: Young Living’s NingXia Nitro®! Just one small tube contains 75 mcg of pure iodine, that’s 50 percent of the recommended daily value for an adult. With NingXia Nitro, you don’t have to worry about using food scales or consuming fishy aquatic plants and animal products. It’s as easy as grabbing and squeezing! You’ll also enjoy the benefits of pure essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract, not to mention a great wolfberry taste! Find out more about this YL favorite on the NingXia Nitro product page.

Giveaway:

To help your body get some iodine love, we’re giving away a box of NingXia Nitro (valued at $50.99 each) to five randomly selected people. Just comment on this post for your opportunity to win! Maybe let us know how NingXia Nitro makes life easier for you!

Giveaway rules:

To enter, simply comment on this post. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Wednesday, March 22. Five winners will be chosen at random and announced on the blog on Friday, March 24. Click here for official rules.

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