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Homemade Soft Scrub Recipe

This DIY soft scrub is perfect for use on ceramic surfaces, kitchen sinks, grout, just about anywhere with soap scum, countertops (except granite), and more.


  • Empty dish soap, ketchup or shampoo bottles make a great “squirt top” container for this scrub.


  • 2 tbsp liquid castile soap

  • ¾ cup baking soda

  • Just enough water to make a smooth, liquid paste (about 2-3 tablespoons)

  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil, lemon essential oil or tea tree essential oil (optional)


To Make

  • Combine baking soda, castile soap and essential oils.

  • Add just enough water to make a smooth liquid paste, then transfer mixture to your chosen airtight container.

To Use

  • Squirt a small amount on a damp sponge, cloth or scrub brush and massage into surface. Add more as needed. Rinse well with warm water.

Notes Can be stored at room temperature for up to a year.


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