Thieves Cleaning Paste

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This thieves cleaning paste is an affordable, homemade, non-toxic, recipe that removes tough grime, grease and even rust. It’s a non-toxic replacement for harsh cleaners like bar keepers friend.

Thieves Cleaning Paste in a jar with a label and the ingredients near it

We have a white sink and I cook and bake all the time – which means that it’s fairly difficult to keep it sparkly clean.

The cleaner I used to use to get rid of marks and grime on our sink was highly volatile. I couldn’t even handle it with bare hands without drying them.

So, I created this non-toxic thieves cleaning paste that removes tough grease, grime and even rust. I use it on our sinks, in our bathroom, stove, etc.

a tablespoon measuring spoon in a jar of Thieves Cleaning Paste

I put it to the ultimate test by using it to remove rust from our stainless steal sink in the homeschool room. One of my kids left paint brushes in the sink for weeks, which left me with rust stains.

The stains were there for almost two months, and even my cleaner couldn’t remove them. So I took out my thieves cleaning paste and it removed every bit of the rust completely. That was when I knew I had created something amazing.

It is also gentle on the skin while being tough on rust and grease. I can use it with my bare hands and not worry about destroying my skin!

Check out my “How To” guide below to learn how to make Thieves cleaning paste to use in your home!

two photos showing a sink with rust stains before using Thieves Cleaning Paste and then it sparkly clean after using the paste.

The Thieves Difference

I use Thieves to clean just about every surface in my home (check out this All-Purpose Thieves Cleaner Spray). I love it because it’s made with thieves essential oil, which is a blend of clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus. All of which are some of the best oils for cleaning. Thieves is:

  • Non- toxic
  • Phthalate-free.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Made with biodegradable ingredients derived from plant starch, coconuts, etc.

I use one bottle of Thieves concentrate to make many different cleaning supplies. I use them every day, including this thieves cleaning paste.

To purchase thieves, please sign up using this link: Young Living Essential Oils and enter my number #31270904.

You can also shop my Young Living Website where I share my favorite products and bundles:

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an open jar of Thieves Cleaning Paste with a label and the ingredients near it.

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Yield: 8 oz cleaning paste

How to Make Thieves Cleaning Paste

How to Make Thieves Cleaning Paste

This thieves cleaner is an affordable, homemade, non-toxic, all-purpose cleaning spray that really works. Learn how to make this thieves household cleaner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  1. Gather the materials.
  2. Measure 1 cup baking soda into a medium (at least 4-cup) measuring bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons thieves cleaner concentrate.
  4. Then add 2 tablespoons thieves dish soap.
  5. Carefully add 6 drops lemon essential oil.
  6. Then add 6 drops thieves essential oil.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon water and stir all the ingredients until a thick paste forms.
  8. If necessary, add another 1 tablespoon of water.
  9. Transfer the ingredients to an 8 oz glass jar with a lid. If desired make and use a label to mark the jar.
  10. To use: rub paste on dirty or stained areas such as sinks, stovetops, ovens etc. Let sit. Then use steel wool, a microfiber cloth, etc. damp with warm water to remove the grease, stains, rust, etc.


You can add up to 6 additional drops of an essential oil of your choice, if desired.

To purchase Young Living oils please sign up using this link: Young Living Essential Oils and enter my number #31270904.

You can also shop my Young Living Website where I share my favorite products and bundles:

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