Baking Soda: Best Soft Scrubber How-To

Here is my favorite formula of all time for a soft scrubber you can use in bathtubs, sinks, and shower stalls. It uses baking soda, which is available everywhere, and is simply loaded with cleaning power. Baking soda is made from soda ash, and is slightly alkaline. It neutralizes acid-based odors in water, and absorbs odors from the air. Sprinkled on a damp sponge or cloth, baking soda can be used as a gently abrasive cleanser for kitchen counter tops, sinks, bathtubs, ovens, and fiberglass. To eliminate perspiration odors and even the smell of many chemicals, soak clothes in up to a cup of baking soda in water for as long as needed to neutralize the odors, then rinse and launder as usual. Baking soda is a useful air freshener, and a fine carpet deodorizer.

Try this soft scrubber and let the power of baking soda clean your bathroom safely and n*aturally!

Basic Soft Scrubber Formula

1/2 cup baking soda
Enough liquid soap or detergent to make a frostinglike consistency (see Hints, below)
5 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lavender, tea tree oil, or rosemary (optional)

Pour the baking soda in a bowl; slowly pour in the liquid soap or detergent, stirring all the while, until the consistency reaches that of frosting. Scoop the creamy mixture onto a sponge, wash the surface, and rinse.

By Annie B. Bond

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Fernando V.
Fernando V.11 months ago

Moving soon. Good to know.

Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago


Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Estelle S.
Estelle S.2 years ago


Aud Nordby
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Patty B.
Patty B.2 years ago

Baking soda is a great cheap cleanser. Buy the big box . Put some on a wet sponge and it works like a charm.

KS Goh
KS Goh3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Sandra Q.
Sandra Q.5 years ago

I use baking soda in the chicken room...along with cleaning it (just about) everyday..there is no funky ordor..