|Baking soda is great stuff!|
So today, I made my own scrubbing solution- completely free of chemicals. And much to my surprise, it worked well.
Herby Soft Scrub
• 1/2 cup baking soda
• 1/2 cup castille soap (I used Dr. Bronner's- but was unable to get a hold of unscented, so I used almond)
• 15 drops of antimicrobial essential oils (I used Clary Sage and Thyme)
Mix well until you have a nice consistency like cake frosting. If you have leftovers, add 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin to keep the blend nice and moist.
|Pretty good stuff too- smells yummy.|
The smell was great. Because I used the almond, I think it worked out well. The essential oils are strong smelling, and I think the almond gave it a more "sweet" smell. Afterwards, the bathroom smelled delicious, and my hands didn't smell like chemicals. I think next time I will use cleaning gloves though- my hands feel a little dried out.
I'll definitely be making some more of my own cleaning supplies. Surface spray, Antibacterial spray, window/mirror cleaner, linen spray, carpet deodorizer, floor cleaner...
Though, I am contemplating a steam cleaner too.