Do you use Soft Scrub cleaning products? If so you might consider making your own at home. This is crazy easy to do, you probably already have what you need on hand and it works just as well as the stuff you buy.
Even better, this is nontoxic and you can take one more thing out of the cleaning cupboard. I really like knowing my cleaners are completely safe for my health, my family, our dog plus I like not having to hassle with yet another product tumbling out of the cabinet.
So give this a whirl and see what you think. I have been using this for awhile now and it has worked perfectly for me.
I use it to scrub the bathtub, the shower tiles and also the kitchen.
Just this week my husband was doing yard work with the girls and during bath time they literally left a ring in the tub :). They had fun but really got filthy- so this mixture I made up in seconds and viola- tub was good as new!
My husband also made Cinco de Mayo dinner and although it was delicious, he really did a number on the stove top. I think rice boiled over or something. Anyhoo- mixed this up and it worked great to clean the stove.
So you need two ingredients to make this- here are two options based on what you might have on hand:
My favorite way to make this is by mixing equal parts of Castile Soap and Baking Soda. For the little bowl pictured, I used roughly 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup castile soap.
You really don’t need exact measurements for this- just make as much as you need really. I like to put the baking soda in a bowl and slowly add the soap until I get a consistency that is like thick pancake batter or cake frosting. (or like Soft Scrub- LOL).
Once I get the right consistency I just dab a scrubbing sponge into the mixture and scrub away!
The castile soap is nice because that Peppermint variety smells amazing. It is all natural and does an awesome job on cleaning. This is a fantastic product if you have sensitive skin or you are really considered about natural ingredients.
The bummer is that Dr Bronner’s castile soap can be a little pricey.
So option #2:
If you don’t have castile soap, I have also made the exact same recipe with equal parts baking soda and dish soap.
I like Dawn because it works so well but any dish soap you have is great. You can add a tiny bit of water to thin out the mixture and if you want to add a few essential oil drops to get a nicer fragrance- well have at it.
So that’s it- easy peasy. If you happen to make too much, just pop this in a mason jar or tupperware or whatever and you can store it. The great thing is you don’t need to be concerned about nasty chemicals getting into your Tupperware. Just wash and it is good as new.
Here are a few other recipes you might like for all natural cleaners:
Easy Homemade Glass Cleaner (this stuff works amazingly well.)
Quick home fragrance recipes– to make the house smell fantastic.
DIY Bathroom Cleaners– clean from top to bottom with 3 products.