I have really enjoyed using more essential oils in our cleaning products! One place that I hate using chemicals in particular is in our bathroom. Every time I clean it, I feel like I’m just inhaling fume after fume. I specifically do it while Madeline is asleep so I can shut her door! and even after all that, it never seems to be that much cleaner!
That’s when I discovered a soft scrub recipe using essential oils on Pinterest. I never have bought soft scrub before, I always used a cleaner like Scrubbing Bubbles. I was excited to give it a try! And I was able to make it with ingredients I had in my house!
Here’s what you’ll need:
3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup castille soap (I use Dr. Bronner’s and LOVE it!)
1 Tablespoon Water
8 drops Lemon Essential Oil
5 drops Lime Essential Oil
5 drops Cleaning Blend Essential Oil
First you mix the baking soda and castille soap together with a wire whisk or a fork, make sure there are no clumps! Then add in the water and mix. After that, add your oils (you can change the combination, but don’t lose the citrus!) Mix thoroughly and you’re ready to go! If you don’t use it all in one sitting, you can keep it in an airtight container out of the sunlight.
I just added globs to the places I needed to clean; tile, bathtub, toilet boil, bathroom sink. Using a scrubber sponge and water it took no time to scrub down everything! I even used it with my regular toilet brush in the toilet instead of toilet bowl cleaner! I was amazed and how stains that I felt like had been there since we moved in came off with ease! Warning- the state of my bathroom was gross before cleaning, I’m almost embarrassed to post them!
This is a staple in our cleaning routine now, I make it weekly, so much faster, more efficient, and safe to use!