I started using Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap a few weeks ago and I am very pleased with what I have been able to make with it to replace all my cleaners. I love the variety of scents it comes in. So far, Almond is my favorite. One thing I experimented with was a “Soft Soap” or sink cleanser. I hate having a sink that is dingy and the chemicals you usually have to use dry my skin out so bad, so that can’t be good for my family to breathe them in.Additionally, many people are sensitive to the smell of them.
I came up with a solution after scouring the intent for ideas. I combined a couple different recipes and changed up the formulas a bit as I wanted mine to suds up just a little more than the rest were. While Dr. Bronners can be pricy, you use so little of it, a little will last you a while. This can be made for less than 50 cents if you buy baking soda in bulk. Here is my own version of Soft Scrub.
DIY “Soft Scrub” Abrasive Cleaner
You will need:
- 1 12 Oz Box of Baking Soda (or, approx 2 1/2 cups)
- 3 1/2 Tbsp Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap
- Enough water to make a smooth and light paste.
1. Add your baking soda to a bowl. Allow for plenty of room for mixing.
2. Add your Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap.
3. Slowly add cool water from the tap. Just add a little at a time. Start mixing and if it is too thick, add more, slowly and a little at a time. The paste should be kind of a toothpaste consistency, but slightly thicker. You can add a couple drops of essential oil at this step as well, but I didn’t and don’t think it is necessary.
To use, just take a teaspoon at at time and spread it around your sink. Use a soft cloth and wet it. Scrub a dub dub and your sink will shine! How well does it work?
Here is my sink before:
I think it did pretty well considering that was dried on spaghetti sauce from the night before! No elbow grease needed and my kitchen was left with a great scent after from the Dr. Bronner’s Soap! You can store it in a mason jar or any jar with a wide mouth and tight fitting lid.