Make Your Own Softscrub Cleaner

For the most part I make all my cleaning products, but I have to admit that I use Bar Keeper for cleaning the bathroom, toilet, kitchen sink and wanted to try and get away from that and make a cleaner from scratch.

I came across a recipe, I think I saw it on Facebook, and I wrote the recipe down.  Can’t find where I found it to give the original creator credit – but I did tweek it a little bit.

Soft Scrub Cleaner

Bathroom cleaner jar


1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup washing soda
1 cup liquid castille soap
2 Tbl vinegar
20 – 25 drops tea tree essential oil
10 – 15 drops lemon essential oil
10 – 15 drops peppermint essential oil

Bathroom cleaner ingredients

1. In a glass bowl mix the baking soda and washing soda together, getting rid of all the lumps.

Bathroom cleaner dry

2. Add the castille soap and the essential oils – mixing well as you add.  It will harden quick, but keep mixing and if need be add a little more castille soap.

Bathroom cleaner wet

3. Add the vinegar – it will fizz a little, but it will stop.

4. I really get it blended by using my handheld mixer.  It will be the consistency of a soft paste.

Bathroom cleaner mixed

5. Store in a glass jar or mason jar.

When using, take a little out of container and place on a wet sponge. Scrub the surface that needs to be cleaned.  Rinse and dry – it will be sparkly and the bathroom will smell lovely.  It also works wonder on a the stainless kitchen sink.

Bathroom cleaner on sponge

Bathroom sink before

Bathroom sink before

Bathroom sink after

Bathroom sink after

Kitchen sink before

Kitchen sink before

Kitchen sink after

Kitchen sink after

It does not take a lot to clean a lot of surface space!

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5 Responses to Make Your Own Softscrub Cleaner

  1. Candace says:

    Great photos and blog here. Looks like a marvelous cleaner. Do you have to use essential oils??

  2. virginia says:

    Sounds good – I really want to try to get my act together and replace some of my cleaners with home made.
    I still use your dusting recipe and like it.
    I like the essential oils as then it smells nice.
    I use them in my vinegar and water solution that I wash my floor with.

  3. Jo says:

    A great recipe. Can’t wait to make it. What is the dusting recipe V mentioned? Great photos

  4. Hannah Yates says:

    Do you know where can I purchase the essential oils for this recipe?

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