This is another favorite. I put this product to the test right away on the day that I made it. I decided that my Easter present to my teenaged daughters would be to clean their bathroom for them. I NEVER clean their bathroom and it is the source of much tension and conflict between them. The result…nobody seems to clean it. This job definitely put my cleaning products to the test. I used the soft scrub on their tub and sink and just about every surface in the bathroom. I just scooped some out onto a damp sponge and started scrubbing. I couldn’t believe how well it worked. A little bit went a long way, which was also very surprising.
I store this in a wide mouthed quart size Mason jar. After about a week, I noticed it was starting to get thicker, so I assume it would eventually dry out if not used. I just added about a Tablespoon of water and remixed it and it was fine again. I don’t use Soft Scrub much because I tend to keep up on things like sinks and tubs. When you keep up on them with All Purpose Cleaner or Cleaning Wipes, the Soft Scrub isn’t necessary that often. However, I do like a sparkling sink and this works great.
2 cups baking soda
1/2 cup Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap
10 drops tea tree oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp distilled white vinegar
(Note: I did not have enough castile soap for this so I substituted a natural dish soap that I found in the same aisle at my Kroger. It is MUCH less expensive and worked so well that I’m not sure I could justify the extra expense of castile soap.)
Mix all ingredients EXCEPT the vinegar into a paste (should be the consistency of frosting). Once everything is mixed, add in the vinegar. The vinegar will react with the baking soda and will make everything foam up. Mix well and store in an air tight jar.