DIY Natural Soft Scrub for Tough Jobs

If you are like me cleaning the bathroom is not an experience I look forward to very often. Being stuck in a small closed space with harsh chemicals not only makes it hard to breathe, but can also be very hazardous to your health. This is why I started experimenting to come up with cleaners for my whole house that were pleasant smelling and greatly reduced my toxic intake. I really believe that I enjoy great health because I am consistently working at reducing my toxic load.

The next time you clean your bathroom, why not try mixing up an effective cleaner with many ingredients you already have at home. It still might not be your favorite household chore, but you will at least have a clean bathroom, clear lungs, and non-toxic cleaning products to make the job a little easier to handle.

Soft Scrub for Kitchen & Bath, Tile, and Toilet
Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. This is enough for two to four applications. This soft scrub is excellent for getting rid of soap scum, removing stains, and brightening your tile and toilet. To use, just apply and let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then scrub. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean.
What you Need:      

  • In a bowl, combine the baking soda and castile soap.
  • Add the water and stir.
  • Add the vinegar and essential oil. 
  • The consistency should be a soft paste.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Liquid castile soap is a vegetable-based soap. I like Dr. Bronner’s unscented so much I get the gallon bottle. I use it for most of our of household and personal care cleaning.
Lemon essential Oil has the primary properties of being antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic.
This scrub is also great to use to help clean your kitchen sink, refrigerator, or tile floors.

Here is a No Vinegar recipe if you prefer to not use it:
Simply blend 3/4 cup baking soda, 5-10 drops of lemon essential oil and 1/4 cup castile soap together until the baking soda is all moistened. 
It will be thick.
If you want a smoother cleaner, add a little water and stir again. You really don't want it too thin, however, because you'll be diluting it again when you clean.

If you liked this recipe and would like more, comment below or contact me so I can get them to you.

Blessings for Health, Joy & Laughter,

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