Harsh Chemical Cleaner Alert


Could your household cleaner’s contain harsh chemicals?

Let’s check the ingredients

Triclosan – aka PESTICIDE

  • Used in almost every antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer
  • Affects male and female hormones
    • Thyroid


  • Used as a preservative and germicide
  • Found in most skin-care products, lotions, creams, and deodorants
  • Found in breast cancer tumors
  • Banned in Japan and Sweden and under review in the U.K.


  • Found in cleaners, lotions, body sprays, deodorants, and plastic packaging
  • Documented Carcinogen
  • Linked to birth defects
  • Linked to lowered sperm count
  • Linked to lung, liver, and kidney cancer
  • Damage to reproductive organs
  • Hormone disrupting chemicals linked to early puberty in girls
  • Already banned in Europe

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

  • Found in shampoos, soaps, conditioners, cleansers, and toothpastes
  • Used to degrease engines and floors
  • Used in clinical testing to purposely irritate the skin
  • Banned in Europe and Canada
  • Known to cause
    • Hair loss
    • Cataracts
    • Rashes
  • Affects the brain, heart, liver, and other organs
Here are the top nine reasons why you should avoid SLS
CorrosiveEven in concentrations as low at 10%, SLS caused skin corrosion in animal studies. Eye Damage10% concentration SLS caused corneal damage in rabbits’ eyes when not rinsed immediately. NitrosaminesIn the presence of other certain chemicals, it can form carcinogenic nitrosamines.
PollutantSuspected as a groundwater pollutant that causes harm to aquatic life and reproduction. PesticideSLS is toxic to plants and insects, and it is used as a pesticide and herbicide in agriculture. Penetration EnhancerIt breaks down skin’s protective barrier, bringing other chemicals deeper into the body.
IrritantProlonged or repeated skin contact may cause allergic dermatitis. Mouth UlcersWhen used in oral products, it may lead to irritation and desquamation of oral tissue. MutagenShown to cause DNA mutation.

Propylene Glycol

  • Found in cleaners, shampoos, lotions, deodorants, and toothpastes
  • Linked to kidney damage
  • Liver disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Can damage cell membranes, which leads to:
    • Rashes
    • Dry skin
    • Surface damage


  • Most mouthwashes have higher alcohol content than most alcoholic beverages
  • Linked to cancer of the mouth, tongue, and throat
  • Acts as a solvent in the mouth, making tissues more vulnerable to carcinogens

Other Known Potentially Hazardous Ingredients:

  • DEA (Diethanolmine): Found in over 600 home and care products. Suspected cause of cancer.
  • Nonylphenols: Used in cleaners and shown to disrupt hormones.
  • Petrolatum: Found in lotion and lip products. Known carcinogen and endocrine disruptor.
  • Metals (lead, aluminum, arsenic, mercury, nickel, iron): Known to have estrogenic effects on breast cancer cells.
  • Aluminum is the No. 1 ingredient in most conventional antiperspirants.

What’s so special about Thieves?

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was created based on the historical account of four thieves in France. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Living’s proprietary Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata and has been specially blended to offer the same kind of defense.
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What’s so special about Thieves Household Cleaner?

Thieves household cleaner’s new formula boasts the most effective, 100 percent plant-and mineral-based ingredients available, including:

  • Vegetable-based surfactants like alkyl polyglucoside that are compliant with green seal and EPA Design For Environment (DFE) standards.
  • Biodegradable cutting agents like sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate from renewable sources.
  • The all-natural cleansing power of Young Living’s Therapeutic Grade (YLTG) Thieves and lemon essential oils.

With more Thieves and lemon essential oils than the original formula, the new Thieves cleaner cleanses better than ever!

Listen as Dr. Mary Starr explains why Thieves Household Cleaner is all she uses around her child and home:

Multi-Use Cleaner

Thieves household cleaner can literally be used for virtually any cleaning action necessary in your home. Here are just some of the cleaning action you can do with Thieves household cleaner:


  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Dishes
  • Cutting Boards
  • Floor
  • Countertops
  • Sinks
  • Dishwasher

  • Shower Walls
  • Curtains
  • Tub
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Floor
  • Mirror
  • Tile

  • Mattress
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pictures

  • Wash Cycle
  • Dryer
  • Spots
  • Stains
Family Room

  • Silk Plants
  • Live Plants
  • Carpet
  • Pictures
  • Room Deodorizer


World’s Best Gift

Finally, Thieves Household Cleaner makes one of the most heartfelt and caring holiday gifts you could give to any person or family. Show how much you care about your special someone’s health and wellness! Give a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner – a gift that will truly speak volumes!

Tip: Be sure to save your empty Thieves Household Cleaner bottles . . . simply add a spray nozzle and presto, instant spray bottle for mixing your next bottle of all-purpose cleaner!

Mix Ratio’s

Suggested Usage Ratios
Note: One capful of Thieves cleaner = ½ ounce or 1 Tbsp
Light degreasing
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 3-4 cups water
Medium degreasing

1 capful Thieves cleaner to 2 cups water
Heavy degreasing
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 1 cup water
Hand cleaner
1⁄2 cup Thieves cleaner to 1⁄2 cup water
1 capful Thieves cleaner in the bottom of the dishwasher
Pots and Pans
1⁄2 capful of Thieves cleaner to 3 cups water
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 6 cups water
Note: any floor with a finish should be spot tested in an inconspicuous area.
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 2 cups water
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 2 cups water
Note: before cleaning fabrics, perform a spot test in an inconspicuous area. Discontinue use in the unlikely event of staining or skin irritation.
Washing machine
Depending on size of washer, use 1–2 capfuls Thieves cleaner with each batch.
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 6 cups water
Glass and Windows
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 5 quarts water
1 capful Thieves cleaner to 1 normal size load, 2 capfuls for heavy duty loads

9 thoughts on “Harsh Chemical Cleaner Alert”

  1. I just read on EWG website that Sodium-methyl 2-sulfolaurate has a C grade and it mentioned toxicity to aquatic life. Do you know anything about that?

    1. Young Living has done a considerable amount of changes to many of their products, outside of their essential oil line, please reach out to Young Living Product Support for specific ingredient questions. You can email this department with the following email address:


      Thanks for writing

      1. Dee, I’m curious is you ever got a response back from YL about their research on sodium-methyl 2 sulfolaurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate? Both get poor ratings by EWG and look very much like sulfates.

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