Homemade Soft Scrubber

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

It also works well for Formicaácountertops and shower stalls. The softly abrasive qualityáof the baking soda provides the grit to scrub off dirt andásoap 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 soapáor detergent, stirring all the while, until the consistencyáreaches that of frosting. Scoop the creamy mixture onto aásponge, wash the surface, and rinse.

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

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

By Annie B. Bond


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Tim Cheung
Tim C5 years ago


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

Nona E.
Nona E7 years ago

I will definitely try this!

Marishka k.
Marishka k7 years ago

can't wiat to try

Jessica Singer
Jessica S7 years ago

wow great idea can't wait to try it out