I’ve been making my homemade household cleaners for a while now. And the one I’m sharing today is one of my favorites. It’s a fairly versatile one. It can be used in many places, from the shower or the bath tub, to sinks, toilets, or whatever needs scrubbed! It’s quick and easy to make and does its job well. It is my replacement for Comet cleaner, though it’s not exactly the same thing.
Here is a break down of the ingredients I selected and why:
- Baking soda. Helps to scrub and break down spots or stains as well as deodorize.
- Baby Oxiclean. Sterilizes and whitens.
- Epsom salt. Adds scrubbing power.
- Citric acid. Helps to break down more stubborn spots.
To store the Simple Scrub, I put it in a glass jar. Then, using a nail and a hammer, I poked holes in the lid so I can sprinkle it onto the surface I am cleaning or my scrub brush. When it’s not in use, I’m sure to put a plastic bag over the top of the jar and underneath the lid to prevent the powder from getting moisture in it (which would cause it to clump). If your Simple Scrub decides to clump up anyway, you can still redeem it. Just pulse the clumped up powder in a food processor for a bit.
To use the Simple Scrub, you can sprinkle it directly onto the surface you’re cleaning or (my preferred method) sprinkle it onto a scrub brush. Then, moisten it a bit with water and scrub away. Rinse (repeat scrubbing if necessary) and there you have it!
Homemade All-natural Simple Scrub
- 1/2 c. baking soda
- 1/4 c. baby Oxiclean
- 1/4 c. epsom salt
- 1 tbsp. citric acid
- Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight jar (or cover with plastic and the lid or a rubber band).
Does this work on grout between floor tiles? My grout lines are wide and need to be whitened they are getting dark.
I’d think it would, though I’ve never tried. You could try making it into a paste with water then let it rest on it before scrubbing with a scrub brush.
Dang! I literally just got done about an hour ago scrubbing my tub/shower and this would have been really wonderful and especially since I have all the ingredients on hand already! Ugh….well pinning it for next time!
Lois M. says
Could you tell me why you use baby oxi clean? I have the regular oxi clean and wonder what the difference would be? Thanks so much in advance! Love you DIY Recipes!!
Hi, Lois. 🙂 The only reason is that Baby Oxiclean is a milder, safer detergent; it’s perfectly fine to use regular. 🙂
Regular oxi clean doesn’t score as well on the EWG as baby oxi clean or the oxi clean free does
Jan Melcher says
What is EWG?