Since cleaning up my act in terms of food, there has been a natural progression towards being more concerned about other types of products in my life. I’m still trying new types of bathroom products and cosmetics, but the big things that I’m now moving towards are more natural DIY cleaning products. I’ve found that not only do they work well but they work out to be far cheaper AND I don’t have to worry about chemicals in the house. I can’t remove all chemicals but my hope is to minimize them as much as I can.
My favorite new product is a bathroom scrub. I’m embarrassed to say that I used to use Scrubbing Bubbles brand to clean my shower/tub. It smelled like chemicals but did work. So, moving forward I needed to find a natural bath scrub that actually worked. Here it is folks…the wonder of wonders bathroom scrub. I swear by this stuff! It’s not very abrasive so I haven’t found that it scratches anything yet. I’ve used it for many different purposes including cleaning the toilet. I usually use a vinegar-based bathroom cleaner (recipe to come) on faucets just to be on the safe side.
Most or all of the ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store.
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid castile soap (you can use whatever scent you like best. I use unscented so that I can add my own – see below)
1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
1 jar or container
~10 drops of tea tree oil
~10 drops of any other essential oils you might like. I like adding orange or lemon.
Mix all the ingredients together and put into the container of your choice. The only tip necessary is to leave room in your container (about 2 inches from the top) because this mixture expands. Make sure to tighten the lid to prevent it from drying out. However, if it does dry out, just add a little water and it’ll be as good to use as when you first made it.
Let me know where you use it or if you have any other handy tips!