Staying home all these weeks has turned me into a brand new and very excited plant mama! Y’all. I have never been able to keep plants alive! I do have a few succulents that are a few years old, but other than that, I’ve killed lots of house plants over the years.
If you’re looking for a few easier plants to try, pathos, spider plants, banana string succulents, philodendrons, and mother-in-law plants all come recommended from my plant friends!
But, recently, I’ve become obsessed. I’m up to 15 house plants at last count. Maybe 16 by the end of the day. My field trips to Lowe’s have been a highlight of many of my days.
And I am learning some new tricks to help keep my plants alive!
First of all, one thing I never knew was that it is best to repot these things when you get them home. I had left several of them in the flimsy little tray within the pot…bad idea. So, I have spent some time repotting lots of plants over the last few weeks!
Secondly, I am using Thieves Household Cleaner on my plants! You guys!! The leaves on my plants are more GREEN and I can see NEW GROWTH.
Thieves Household Cleaner is a concentrated, plant based cleaner, safe to use on every single surface in your home. It’s even safe for your little ones to crawl around in or use to help you clean! I use 1-2 capfuls in my 16oz spray bottle.
Using Thieves Household Cleaner on your plants will do a few things:
- Keep bugs away
- Encourage new growth
- Help keep the leaves clean & extra green
Lastly, I have one more tip that I learned recently. Apparently, plants like plants. So, if you have a plant that is looking kind of sad, you can set it in front of your diffuser for a few days and see if it perks back up!
If you need Thieves cleaner, I can hook you up for sure! You need a Young Living wholesale membership, and you can read more about that and the life changing journey with oils I’ve had here. If you’re ready to get started with essential oils and order your starter kit, I can gift you with a bottle of the Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate for free! Send me a message and I would love to help you get started.
Love this! I will say, it’s actually best to wait about 2 weeks for your plants to acclimate to your home before repotting if you’re not doing so already (humidity levels, sun, etc. is likely drastically different than the store it came from and repotting too soon could shock the plant!). Can’t wait to try thieves…happy planting! 🙂
Michelle Yates says
Is it ok to use thieves cleaner if I have cats?
Yes! 🙂 I have cats and dogs! Thieves household cleaner is non toxic. Safer than any of your grocery store cleaners that are full of bad stuff for pets and people.
Yes you can!!
I love the diffuser idea! What do you typically diffuse next to your plants?
If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories (or view my highlights) I share my diffuser recipes every morning! I don’t change up what I’m diffusing because of the plants. 🙂 I diffuse all my favorite combinations!
Gretchen Peters says
How do you dilute your THHC? And how often do you spray them? Thanks!
I use the same dilution that I use to clean my house, which is 1 capful to 16oz water. And I spray them once a week! 🙂
Gretchen Peters says
THANK YOU! 🙂
New plant lady here! I noticed a couple of little bugs in my snake/mother in law plant when repotting it and almost used my Thieves cleaner on them but wasn’t sure if that was okay. Now that I know it’s a great option for plants as well (score!), will it also help kill the bugs that are already there?
It’s worth a try! I’ve not had bugs to try it on (knock on wood) but I would definitely try it if I did!
I use neem oil with thieves cleaner and peppermint oil. Mix that in a spray bottle to treat mites and others. You should first take the plant outside and spray with the hose. Then spray the mix. Separate from other plants to prevents the other ones to get it
Do you know if thieves is ok to use on garden plants?
Is there any reason not to use Theives Household cleaner on outdoor plants or vegetable garden??
Nina Paul says
Hi! Is thieves plant ok for dogs?
Yes! 🙂 I have dogs and cats and use all kinds of young living products daily! Safe for little ones too! ❤️