I’m sure it’s entirely illegal to refer to this stuff as soft scrub, but I can’t seem to come up with anything better to call it and it still be identifiable to people. Any suggestions?
I’ve been wanting to post a before and after picture of my homemade soft scrub since doing my post with an extensive list of homemade cleaner recipes. So, here it is. My white sink, which shows dirt the second it starts to accumulate, gets nice and clean with this stuff, and I love the fresh scent of the peppermint liquid castile soap that I use–so much better than the harsh chemical smell of the commercial stuff.
I also wanted to show you how I’ve been packaging my toilet bowl cleaner. I mix the baking soda and tea tree oil and keep it in a labeled jar under the bathroom sink. When I’m ready to clean the toilets, I just sprinkle some of this stuff in, add a little vinegar and do a quick brush around with the toilet brush.
When I notice that my toilets are getting that musty, yucky smell that comes with the territory of having five boys who rarely pay attention to what they’re doing at the toilet, I spray it down with my all purpose cleaner, sprinkle the baking soda and vinegar in the bowl, then let it all sit for a few minutes. I come back, wipe everything down with a paper towel, and voila! The odors are absorbed, and all without the use of any chemicals! Essential tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant and helps to leave a nice, fresh scent. You could easily add it to the all purpose cleaner too, to give it a fresh scent and help eliminate bacteria. To learn more about the benefits of tea tree oil, check out this article.
Check out my previous post for a list of the printable cleaner recipes and happy cleaning!