For the love of Thieves, please go away sickness.
I was just telling my sister yesterday that I feel like this cold/flu season seems like it's literally been going on for half a year. Not a season, but several seasons, if you ask me. Always hearing about people being sick and other kiddos and then questioning myself like, "oh was I around that person?! Was Ellis exposed to that kid that was sick?!" It's enough to drive you mad, am I right?!
Gah. I digress. It's a part of life. I get it.
BUT, I am also privy to something that can help keep tha germs away. THIEVES.
We use the oil on our feet at night with socks - I've talked about that before here. We diffuse Thieves. Smells great and is great for the body.
But not long ago, I finally also made the switch from a bleach cleaner to Thieves household cleaner for my counter tops.
I realized that I had several essential rewards points stacked up, AND I could use those points for the Thieves household cleaner. So basically I got a whole bottle for free.
If you have ever been to my house, you know, we spend 90% of the time in the kitchen at the counter top. It's where Ellis eats breakfast, enjoys drawing and playing, and sometimes it's where we eat as a family. So, I now use Thieves cleaner to clean that very spot -- some days 20X's a day!
For a while I just used a plastic spray bottle from Home Depot for my counter top spray, but just a week or so ago, I found these awesome glass amber spray bottles on Amazon.
I used my Silhouette and some vinyl to make the label, and then put that baby to use.
I prefer to fill the glass bottle with tap water first - so that when I add the Thieves cleaner it doesn't foam up and over the top.
One 160z. glass bottle only needs ONE cap full of the Thieves cleaner. That means that this 14.4 oz bottle (retails for $29.61 or wholesale for $22.50) is going to last a long time - even if I am spraying and cleaning the counter tops 20xs a day.
Screw on the top of the bottle, and give it a good shake and it's ready to use.
I love the familiar great smell of Thieves and even more that it's non-toxic, so I don't have to worry if my sweet darling decides to lick the counter top instead of using a napkin to wipe up drops of ice cream. That's a hypothetical scenario, of course - ha! ;)
But seriously, Ellis can also help me wipe down the counters or cabinets and I don't have to worry about having to call poison control. It's safe, smells good and is helping us to ward off tha germs.
Cause when it comes to germs, "I kill, I don't steal."
(If you can tell me what movie that saying comes from, we can be besties!)