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Thieves Cleaner - A Natural Silver Polish & More

Author: Gulie M.
Date: 03-27-2009
Views: 16,064
Word Count: 459
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 3418-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I have been chemically sensitive for years and have not been able to use my heirloom silver cutlery and serving dishes. Using commercial silver polish results in lung problems to the extent of chemically induced pneumonia.

Today I decided to experiment on my 15 inch silver sandwich tray. I used Thieves Household Cleaner, undiluted right out of the bottle. To my astonishment, the first layer of BLACK TARNISH, which had built up over about 15 years, came off with a paper towel wipe! Thrilled, I used more and a bit of elbow grease. MORE came off, even the black on the Rose and vine border!!

Inspired now, I grabbed the baking soda, used more Thieves Household Cleaner and let it sit. It had dried when I came back but more came off. So I tried more cleaning, damp wiped it this time with a "soft scrubber" that I use for my glass stove top. I'm sure if I had used an old toothbrush on the Rose and vine border, I could have gotten down to the bottom layer, but I like some of the black in the indentations.

Now, the tray was sparkling but it still has some fine "mottling". I don't know if that is patina or tarnish, so this time I made a paste of the Household Cleaner and baking soda. That is setting up now and drying.

Is this "as good" as commercial cleaners? I'm not sure, but it does NOT make me SICK. I have not cleaned the back of the tray yet. I'm going to photograph it for a "before and after" and send it to my up line for her website.

If anyone else has a better idea, PLEASE POST IT. YOU have NO IDEA HOW HAPPY this makes me. Now, I think I can clean my mother's silver coffee and tea service!!!

Yes, I have tried the metal tray or aluminum foil or pot with baking soda. Works fine for silverware but not for big pieces. I am thrilled with Thieves Household Cleaner, use it on everything. In the kitchen on my stainless steel appliances, (best undiluted for this) my marble counter tops, my burned pans (best undiluted), my dishwasher (diluted--makes the glassware sparkle!

I also use it in my garbage disposal along with Orange peelings and eggshells to clean and disinfect--and I throw in some baking soda too!

I have used it recently after we power washed the chicken house. I sprayed the diluted substance on the scraped down roosts, walls and floors. The chickens had mites and were losing feathers, so I sprayed them too.

The angry red flesh is now growing FEATHERS again. This is the BEST THING EVER. I have replaced almost all my cleaning products now except my laundry soap.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mites — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
2.Associated topics: mites — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
3.Associated topics: mites — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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