Is carpet cleaning possible with Young Living Thieves Cleaner? Yes! I’ll show you how and give you the pros and cons of using Young Living Thieves Cleaner on your carpets.
Let’s Talk Carpet Cleaning
Some of you recall that I have posted about carpet cleaning before. Once again, I’m telling you how to clean your carpets.
I now have 5 kids ages 7 and under. We homeschool, so we spend most of our days here in this house on this cheap rental home carpet. (Still dreaming of owning my own home one day so I can be rid of carpet- at least in the main areas of my home.)
I also have 2 dogs. (One is small and is now senile. He has taken to marking his territory in the house. Fun, right? Anyone want a small senile dog? Just kidding! One is a large English Sheepdog. He tracks in mud on his massive, hairy paws.) I clean my carpet often. Way too often. (Spot cleaning constantly thanks to the senile dog and the toddler.) And while my Oxiclean system works really well, I always holdout hope for a more natural product. (Especially since I have a little one crawling around on it all the time.)
Young Living Thieves Cleaner
I was introduced to Young Living oils a few months ago. They have an all natural cleaning product called Thieves Cleaner. It is a multi-purpose cleaner for everything from countertops to hands to floors to windows to laundry. It does it all.
Of course, my first thought upon buying a bottle was, “I’m going to put this in my steam cleaner and see what it’ll do for my carpets.” I’ll go ahead and give you my pros and cons up front and then go step by step though carpet cleaning with Thieves Cleaner.
Pros of Carpet Cleaning with Young Living Thieves Cleaner
First, this cleaner is all natural. No chemicals. There arenNo harsh fumes. No RINSING necessary. And no worries about baby crawling around on it.
Second, because of that no rinsing bit, this is much faster than my traditional OxiClean route.
Third, your carpets will feel softer when they dry using Thieves Cleaner than using OxiClean.
Fourth, it smells amazing.
Fifth, it kills germs and viruses and fungus.
Cons of Carpet Cleaning with Young Living Thieves Cleaner
Now, this is not going to get your carpet as super duper white as OxiClean, Dawn, and tea tree oil. If you’ve got thick gummy gunk in the carpet, you may want to go the OxiClean route. I personally now view the OxiClean routine as my heavy duty carpet cleaning and this Young Living Thieves oil as my routine, most-of-the-time carpet cleaning.
This is also not the cheapest carpet cleaning method. OxiClean and Dawn are cheaper than Young Living Thieves Cleaner.
Step One Carpet Cleaning with Young Living Thieves Cleaner
Clear out all the furniture. Yes, you need to. And this picture is why. I found about a dozen empty fruit snacks wrappers from some sneaky little person. I also found random toys, papers, rubber bands, buttons, change, a glow stick, a straw, several crayon nubs… you get the picture. (And this is even with pulling out my couches weekly to clean under them!) If you don’t move your furniture, all that stays hidden.
Also, if you have pets- they tend to mark their territory on chair legs, table legs, side of the couch, etc. You may not even know they’re doing it. So, if you don’t move the furniture, you won’t get to all of that. Plus it is just easier to clean a big empty room than clean around stuff.
In a pinch, I have cleaned around the furniture. But I wouldn’t make it a habit.
Step Two Carpet Cleaning with Young Living Thieves Cleaner
Vacuum. Note my before picture. You’ll see chocolate milk stains, turmeric stains, jello stains, slime stains, muddy dog feet stains, probably dog pee, something red, and something blue. And yes, I cleaned this carpet in full less than 2 months ago.
Step Three Carpet Cleaning with Young Living Thieves Cleaner
Now, add one capful of Thieves Cleaner into each fill of clean water in your steam cleaner. It does foam a little, so add the water (preferably hot) and then the cleaner. Steam clean the entire room. I used 4 fills of my steam cleaner (4 capfuls). Then I used my upholstery attachment and spot cleaned the stains that didn’t want to let go. (This is different from my OxiClean routine where I scrub the spots with Dawn.) Since this is an all natural cleaner, it leaves no residue, so I have no reason to rinse the carpet. And I’m done. Like that. That fast.
Carpet Cleaning with Young Living Thieves Cleaner Results
Chocolate milk stain- gone. Probably dog pee- gone. Slime and jello- gone. Tumeric- still there. (This turmeric has been in my carpet for over a year now. Even a professional carpet cleaner couldn’t get it out. Moral of the story- keep turmeric laden foods off your carpeted areas.) Red stuff- gone. Mud- gone. Blue stuff- gone. Bright and shiny carpet again.
Let your carpet dry fully before you put your furniture back.
Now, more shout out about this Thieves Cleaner- I used it to then clean my brick fireplace, baseboards, windows, back door, outside windows, kitchen countertop, and coffee table. And I cleaned all that with one capful of cleaner. My bottle is still about 3/4 full! Now that is awesome.
**Disclaimer- Using any cleaner in your steam cleaner other than the brand your steam cleaner company makes will void the warranty. I want my carpet clean and don’t care how I have to get it that way. Warranty schmarranty. You, however, might care. And now I have informed you. Do as you wish with this disclaimer. **
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Thanks for writing and sharing this post. I have a front room and the carpet looks a bit like your before picture. I was wondering if you could please advise as to what kind of steam cleaner you have, I don’t own one but I think maybe I should. I just got my first Thieves Cleaner on Friday and I have just been down on the floor using it on some big stains on the carpet, I have my fingers crossed it works:) Your carpet looks amazing, absolutely amazing. I’d be happy cleaning my carpets myself regularly if I were to get an outcome like yours.
I have had both a Hoover and a Bissel steam cleaner. I prefer the Bissel. I have the Deep Clean Lift Off Model. Hoover does have better scrubbers, the suction is just better of the Bissel, I think. But I have been happy with both. I have also used the rental Rug Doctor’s steam cleaners, but you really aren’t supposed to use them with anything but the cleaner you buy for them, which is a bummer because it is expensive and doesn’t work.
Love what you share on this page and new at the essential oil, especially cleaning aspect. Can you tell me why you prefer Bissel Deep Clean Lift Off Model when Hoover have better scrubbers and suction? Just wondering. Do you mind telling me the exact model name on the steam cleaner bc we have been looking for a while and don’t know which one to pick and what’s a good price for it? Please share, Thanks.
Where do you get this stuff?
I bought mine straight from Young Living. But you will likely need to go through a rep as it is a MLM company.
I just found this post because i just bought a bissel to clean the carpets that my dog for sick on. I wanted to use thieves instead of the bissell formula so started Google-ing. Thank you for this post. I do have a question. Do you put the capful of thieves cleaner in the formula tank?
I mix it into the clean water tank. I never trust the cleaning fluid tank. I’ve had it completely not empty before. So I just mix it all into the clean water tank for good measure.
I just received my Thieves Household Cleaner, my concern with cleaning the carpet is if it is “an oil” will it not attract dirt more readily? I hope that is not too silly of a question.
I have not found that to be the case. I don’t get a good deep clean or good stain removal from Thieves cleaner alone. It is more of a maintenance kind of clean. But I have not had more stains. Essential oil doesn’t feel oily in the normal sense. It evaporates in air, so it isn’t like pouring olive oil in the carpets.
Anna, essential oils are not a fatty oil so they do not leave any residue.
I have used Bissel and Hoover. I really prefer my Hoover cleaner
I always used bissel, but last year I got a Big Green Machine (that may not be the actual name) but for twice the price $400 instead of $200 it was 10 times better my carpets dry in HOURS instead of DAYS!
Excellent post.I want to thank you for this informative read, I really appreciate sharing this great post.
Love Theives Cleaner! Works well on everything, especially carpets…dog pee, 2-6 year olds running amok, beer and other assorted grimey-ness, all gone with a quickness and an immune boost for the whole household! Thanks for spreading the good news!
Love all of Young Living products!
Could you add two capfuls of the cleaner, do you think, to get a deeper clean??
You can, but more cleaner doesn’t always equate to cleaner carpets. I personally do more passes rather than increase the cleaner used to get things cleaner because I have better results that way.
Quick question, will it eliminate that “dog” odor? We have 2 puppies we’ve kept contained to our finished basement while potty training and it has that smell. I was thinking a drop of purification as well?
Rinsing with a few drops of tea tree oil is magic!
Can I use Thieves as a spot cleaner? I have the Thieves cleaner and oil. I have a dog that occasionally pees on the carpet and I want to remove the stain.
Yes, you can! It works best on non colored stains, like a dog accident. It doesn’t work so well On stains that have color, like grape juice on your carpet.
Thank you! I know this sounds ridiculous, but should I mix Thieves as a spray? If I make a mix, what are the usual proportions? Or use it straight?
We just had an inch of water in our basement (for less then 8 hours) before clean up started. It was just sump pump switch broke. We immediately sucked up the standing water with a shop vac and spent 7 hours removing everything from basement. Insurance was called and a professional cleaning company called in. They sucked everything up set up blowers under carpets, fans along each wall & door frame and a professional dehumidifier in every room. Now they are wanting to come in and clean the carpets and apply an anti microbial and I say no way I don’t want anything scented or chemical filled in my home. So I’m reaching out and asking you if you are at all familiar with professional cleaning done with thieves cleaner because I have to convince them that this is what they’re going to do.
I have not had a professional cleaning with Thieves. I have had a professional cleaning with water only. We did not have a flooded area, just typical dirty carpets from kids and pets, but they were able to get it really clean with zero chemicals. You can always ask if they are up for using Thieves cleaner, but if they aren’t, you could ask for a no chemical company to clean it and then spray it after with a diluted Thieves cleaner yourself. I’m not a carpet cleaning professional, so I’m. It even sure what is in their usual antimicrobial cleaning solutions.
I used thieves to clean a room. Washed several times and rinsed. The carpet smells bad now. I can’t explain it. Has anyone else has this problem. I was hoping to avoid fragrances in my son’s room. Now it smells rancid. The thieves itself smelled nice and spicy. The carpet is also stiff, not soft. But I did use a bunch. It was heavy with traffic stains.
Was the carpet soaked when you were done? Some carpet cleaners don’t pull the water completely out of the carpet, so the smell could be from that. If the carpet itself smells, I’d clean it again and make sure I got all the water out of the carpet. (Or I’d call ZeroRez and have them do it if I didn’t think I could get the water out myself.)
My other thought would be that it is maybe the pad under the carpet. And when you got it wet it “woke up” something that is in that pad. I don’t know that there is a way to clean the pad under the carpet. So, I’d likely try cleaning the carpet again and see if the second time is better or if it still seems bad.
So when you say that you put one cap for per fill, do you mean you just put one cup full per container of water in your steam machine each time you fill it up with water ? So my steamer has a wash side in a ring side I am guessing I would just put one cup full into the rinse side and just use that to clean the carpet.
Yes. You can put the Thieves Cleaner in either tank. I put it in the rinse tank to make it easier. You can do the wash tank, but it is usually smaller.