Who doesn’t love a fabulous recipe?!?! This one isn’t even in jeopardy of getting rudely rejected by your family, because it’s not meant to please an appetite… it’s all about chemical-free cleaning.
I’ve shared recipes for a multi-purpose cleaner and a furniture polish so, now… how about when you need a little extra scrubbing action? Would you be surprised to learn that the main ingredient is amazing baking soda? Of course you aren’t… so let’s just get to the recipe:
- 2 cups baking soda
- ½ cup liquid castile soap
- 5-10 drops essential oil
- ¼ cup water
Just like with the other cleaners, the essential oil is… well… ESSENTIAL! My recommendations are always lemongrass or tea tree oil. Lemongrass is a natural anti-bacterial (yes, natural… not harsh like commercial anti-bacterials) and the tea tree oil has properties that are both anti-viral and anti-fungal.
DIRECTIONS? Well, those are easy. Just mix them all together and use it anywhere you’d use a soft scrub cleaner. Leftovers can be stored in a glass jar you’ve salvaged. (I’ve also heard that you can add a few tablespoons of vegetable glycerin to act as a preservative.)
As always, you have a new recipe to try for chemical-free cleaning but… you know what that means… yep, it’s time to clean! (BLEH!)
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