This simple combination of just two natural, common household ingredients can be used to safely and effectively clean just about any surface. It really works. I wouldn't bother writing about it if it was just kind of OK- which is how my natural cleaning methods were for years, before I started making this.
In fact, I can't believe it took me this long to try it. Previously, I was simply cleaning my tub with pure baking soda, and a whole lot of scrubbing. It worked, sorta. I cleaned my sinks just with a scrub brush and some soap. When my worlds collided in this recipe, I was amazed at how much easier it was to clean everything, just as naturally, and how much cleaner everything got.
To the recipe, then!
|All you'll need are these items, plus a bottle for the finished product.|
1 c baking soda
1/4 c liquid castile soap
1/4 c water
(If your soap isn't scented, and you like things that smell nice, you can add a couple drops of essential oil. Lavender or tea tree oils will also help with disinfecting.)
|I like to write what goes into my homemade cleaners right on the bottle, which makes it super straightforward when it's time for a refill!|
Shake well and use like any scrubbing cleanser. When I was a kid we used Soft Scrub, and this works every bit as well.
Besides the fact that this is a million times cheaper than products you can buy (if I did my calculations right) you don't have to worry about rinsing every bit of cleanser away before, for example, bathing your children in the tub. It's just baking soda and natural soap, both of which you might actually want a little of in a bath.
It's easy to make, and kinda even makes cleaning fun.
In a closed container, this solution should last indefinitely. Shake before use, as the ingredients can settle into layers.