Soft Scrubber Ingredients:
- 1/3 c. Liquid Castile Soap
- 2 c. Baking Soda
- 10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oils
- 5 Vitamin C Tablets, crushed
Mix first four ingredients together, then gradually add water until you get a soft scrub consistency. Pour into container. I used a Methods Dish Soap container, but you could use any squirt top container. Be sure to shake well before each use.
That’s it! Clean and enjoy!http://momsbyheart.net
- baking soda
- liquid castile soap – I use Dr. Bronners and I LOVE the lavender scent, but any castile soap will work.
- bowl & sponge
- In a small mixing bowl pour in about 2 tablespoons of baking soda, give or take.
- Next, mix in enough castile soap to form a paste. This is not a science so just make it thick like the consistency of luscious icing.
- If it’s too thick, add more soap. Too runny? Add more baking soda.
- When you have it a nice consistency, simply scoop a dollop of it with your sponge and start scrubbing!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1/2 cup liquid castile soap
- 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
- 5 or more drops essential oil (try lavender, tea tree or rosemary)
- Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed glass jar.
- Scoop the mixture onto a sponge and scrub the bathtub, sinks, Formica countertops or shower stall. Rinse.
Tip: For exceptionally tough jobs, spray with vinegar first—full strength or diluted. Let sit and follow with scrub.
Yield: ~2-1/2 cup
Shelf Life: 2 years
Difficulty Level: Easy
I love this recipe so much, I ended up making two soft scrub jars and keeping one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom.http://thelivinggreensolution.com/my-favorite-soft-scrub-recipe/
Here are two quick and easy recipes for making an effective soap scum buster on the tub surround or a gentle cleaner for around the kitchen and bathroom.
The first is a basic mixture while the second adds a lavender scent using essential oil and powdered milk for making a smoother paste.
Use these on surfaces where you need some extra power that is more gentle than an abrasive powder.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup liquid dish detergent
1/8 cup – 1/4 cup vinegar
- Mix the baking soda and dish detergent first, then add the vinegar.
- Adjust the baking soda or vinegar amounts until you have the consistency you like working with.
- Just use whatever’s on sale or a generic brand of dish detergent and you’ve got yourself some super cheap, yet very effective, homemade softscrub!
- The liquid dish detergent is what you would use for hand washing dishes, not dishwasher detergent.
- Use the amount of vinegar that gives you the consistency that you prefer. Vinegar’s a great grime buster–so don’t be shy with it.
- If you just want to do some spot treatments and don’t need a large amount of softscrub, give the spot a light squirt of dish detergent, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on top and gently rub. You won’t need to bother with the vinegar for small spots like this.
- Try heating the vinegar in the microwave first before mixing it in with the other ingredients. You don’t want it super hot, but a warm temperature that’s comfortable to work with.
*Source: The Naturally Clean Home by Karyn Siegel-Maier
3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/8 cup (one-eighth) liquid castile soap
5 drops lavender Essential Oil
- Combine all ingredients in a squirt-top bottle and add enough water to make a smooth paste. Shake or stir to mix.
- Apply to surface, then wipe area with a damp sponge or cloth. Rinse well.http://tipnut.co/homemade-softscrub-cleaner-recipe/
3/4 cup baking soda (you can add a little more if it seems a little thin after it’s all mixed together.)
1/4 cup castile soap (I used Dr. Bronners Citrus Orange)
1 Tablespoon water
10-15 drops of tea tree oil
1 Tablespoon vinegar
In a medium sized bowl, combine the baking soda and castile soap. Add the water and tea tree oil and stir with a fork.
After the first 3 ingredients are well combined, SLOWLY add the vinegar. The mixture will bubble up because of the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar.
Stir until you achieve a paste-like consistency. (I had to add a little more baking soda at this point until it was the “perfect” consistency.)
Transfer to a repurposed dish soap container (or any other container you prefer), grab your sponge and start cleaning!