Homemade Soft Scrubber

This creamy-like-frosting soft scrubber is my favoritehomemade recipe of all time, and the best solution forcleaning the bathtub and the kitchen sink without syntheticfragrances and toxic chemicals.

It also works well for Formicacountertops and shower stalls. The softly abrasive qualityof the baking soda provides the grit to scrub off dirt andsoap scum, yet the recipe rinses off very easily.

Basic Soft Scrubber Formula
1/2 cup baking soda
Enough liquid soap or detergent to make a frosting-like
consistency (see note, 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 soapor detergent, stirring all the while, until the consistencyreaches that of frosting. Scoop the creamy mixture onto asponge, wash the surface, and rinse.

Note: If you have hard water, you will want to choose a liquiddetergent instead of a liquid soap. Most health food storesoffer all-purpose liquid detergents and soaps. These are thebest choices because they include no synthetic perfumes anddyes, and tend to be the most concentrated.

If you are luckyenough to have soft water and can use a liquid castile soapin your soft scrubber, consider one in which peppermint hasbeen added, for extra antibacterial action.

By Annie B. Bond

16 comments

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Aud Nordby
Aud nordby4 years ago

ty

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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Tim Cheung
Tim C6 years ago

thanks

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Tim P.
Tim P.6 years ago

Annie B, many thanks for sharing these ideas and especially your "magic formula. Baking soda with the tea tree oil is definately my favourite option. It gives a such a satisfying freshly cleaned smell. We now use your recipe in my House Cleaning London
Many thanks again. Tim

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Nona E.
Nona E7 years ago

I will definitely try this!

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Marishka k.
Marishka k7 years ago

can't wiat to try

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Jessica Singer
Jessica S7 years ago

wow great idea can't wait to try it out

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