Choosing green cleaners doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Check out this DIY soft scrub recipe that uses just 3 ingredients and can be used all over your house!
I don’t know about you, but in my house, the sign of a good bath time is a nice ring around the tub that shows my kids are squeaky clean after a big day of play.
It means we had a successful day outside, having fun, and learning a lot.
It also means that I have a little extra work cut out for me in order to get that dirt out of the tub.
A quick spray of my normal household cleaner isn’t usually enough to get all of the grime out of the tub. Instead, I use this 3-ingredient DIY soft scrub recipe. It’s gentle, but it deep cleans and smells amazing.
DIY Soft Scrub Recipe
This soft scrub is perfect to use on tubs, sinks, counters (except for granite), and other ceramic surfaces. I’ve even used this as a toilet cleaner in a pinch. Gotta love a good multi-purpose cleaner!
I’ll share the full recipe below, but if you’re a fan of video, I walk you through a single use version of the recipe below:
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- 2-3 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner (or my new fave from Branch Basics)
- 3/4 cup of baking soda
- Add water until it’s the consistency you like (I prefer a thick paste that I can thin out later, as you can see in the video above, but make it your own!)
- 12 drops of essential oil. Some of my favorites in this recipe are: pepperint, lemon, grapefruit, orange, or citrus fresh.
Combine your cleaner concentrate, baking soda, essential oils, and water in a glass bowl and stir until it’s the right consistency. Transfer the finished scrub into the container of your choice. I like these, but I prefer to upcycle the bottle from my dishsoap even more!
Squirt a small amount onto a damp scrub brush or cloth and scrub surface until clean. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. You can store any remaining cleaner for several months.
How about a before and after? My tub was extra grimy this week after soaking in black tea (a new sunburn tip I’d learned). A little soft scrub and some elbow grease went a long way!
I used to think that cleaning with natural cleaners had to be hard or expensive. Over the years, I’ve found many ways to clean my home naturally without the use of toxic chemicals or heavy fumes. This DIY soft scrub recipe is one of my most used recipes, and I hope it will become one of yours, too!