DIY: Soft Scrub Cleanser

Cleaning the bathroom is not an experience people 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 hazardous to your health.

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 and non-toxic cleaning products to make the job a little easier to handle.

Soft Scrub for 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.

Ingredients:
3/4 rounded cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
5-10 drops Lemon essential oil

Editor's note: Liquid castile soap is a vegetable-based soap commonly found in health food stores. Dr. Bronner's is a popular one. Look for unscented. This scrub is also great to use to help clean your kitchen sink, refrigerator, or tile floors.

Directions:

  1. In bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap.
  2. Add water and stir.
  3. Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.
  4. Store in airtight container.
  5. Add ingredients directly to partially drained bowl. As it reacts, scrub toilet. 

Note: This combination is intended for one use at a time.