I really disliked using commercial cleaning products, especially for my bath tub. After I cleaned the tub I would rinse and rinse it. I love taking baths and the thought of soaking with all those chemicals was not a pleasant thought. When I found this recipe I was on board.
Basic Soft Scrub Formula
- 3/4 cup baking soda
- Enough liquid soap (approx 1/4 cup)to make a frosting-like
- 5 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lavender,
tea tree oil, or rosemary (optional)
I used tea tree oil and lemon essential oil for the antibacterial properties. You can purchase this at Mountain Rose Herbs. For the liquid soap I used Dr Bonner’s Pure Liquid Soap with Eucalyptus. Not only does it clean everything from my sink to my tub but it smells wonderful.
I keep a container in the bathroom and kitchen. When I am ready to clean I wet my sponge, put some of the soft scrub on it and clean away. Here is a picture of my kitchen sink before and after cleaning.