I first wrote about this amazing DIY Soft Scrub cleaner back in October 2013. But after several blog moves during those two years, the pictures were unfortunately lost. So today I'm sharing with you one of my favorite DIY cleaners again, with an updated picture and info.
You all know my love of homemade cleaners. They're easy to make, frugal, and can be made with ingredients you normally have in your home. So it makes perfect sense to whip up your own cleaners. For this DIY Soft Scrub you just mix together baking soda, Dawn original dish soap, essential oil, and water, and you have an amazing cleaner that will lift dirt and grime, and cut through grease like nobodies business.
I use lemon essential oil in my recipe, but you can use whatever scent you'd like, or leave it out entirely. I like using lemon essential oil because of it's fantastic smell, and because it has antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties, which make it the perfect addition to cleaning solutions.
This recipe makes a small batch, that I use all of during my weekly, heavy-duty cleaning routine. If you do have any leftover cleaning mixture, it can be stored in a container with a tight fitting lid. I don't advise making to large of a batch though, because it does have a tendency to harden over time.
DIY Soft Scrub
1/2 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons original Dawn dish soap
10 drops essential oil (optional)
1 - 2 tablespoons water
Place baking soda, Dawn and essential oil in a bowl and stir well to make a paste.
Add the water, starting with 1 tablespoon and stir well. If you want the mixture thinner, add the other tablespoon of water.
Apply the amount of mixture needed to a damp sponge or cloth, and rub over the surface your cleaning. Rinse well with water.
Use to clean sinks, tub and shower walls, greasy stove tops, pots and pans... anywhere you need a little scrubbing power to get the job done.
What's your favorite DIY cleaner?
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