There’s no need to buy harsh toxic cleansers to have sparkling clean porcelain, stainless steel, ceramics (mugs, dishes, knobs and basins), grout and counters. Use the simple recipe below for an all-natural scrubbing cleanser:
- 1 1/2 c baking soda (more or less as needed)
- 1/2 cup biodegradable liquid laundry detergent or soap.
- 10 drops of disinfecting natural oil, such as grapefruit seed, lavendar, or tea tree oils. If adding more than a total of 10 drops, increase the baking soda slightly to keep consistency.
Mix wet ingredients first, then add baking soda slowly until it makes stiff peaks. If needed, add water to make the cleanser more fluid. Store in an airtight container. If the mixture dries out in storage, mix in small quantities of water until the right consistency is achieved.
Rub cleanser on surfaces with a clean sponge or damp rag. Rinse, then polish with a dry rag.