This all-purpose scrub recipe is perfect for cleaning sinks, counters, bathtubs, and showers.
One of the things I hate the most about cleaning products is the harsh smell. Many store brand all-purpose cleaners send me into fits of coughing and leave my eyes burning. I have swapped out many of my usual cleaners for homemade versions that use essential oils and other simple ingredients to make it easier on me and safer for all of us in the house. My requirements were that it smell good, be safe to use and be around the home, and do the job it was intended to do. Luckily, with this Rosemary and Lemon All Purpose Scrub I was able to achieve all 3 of my goals. Try a jar of this all-purpose scrub and see if you don’t love using it to clean sinks, counters, and bathtubs as much as I do!
DIY Rosemary and Lemon All-Purpose Scrub
- 1 cup Baking soda
- 1/2 cup Borax
- 1/4 cup salt
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
Pour half the baking soda, borax, salt, and essential oil in jar.
Replace lid and shake well.
Place remaining ingredients in jar, replace lid and shake again.
Instructions for Use:
Shake a generous amount of the all-purpose scrub powder into your sink, shower, or tub. For best results I like the surface to already be wet with water before I sprinkle the all-purpose scrub on it.
Allow the cleaner to sit for 5-10 minutes.
Scrub with a towel or sponge.
FYI: If you didn’t already know it, the lid from grated Parmesan fits perfectly on a standard mason jar. It is awesome for so many uses, including topping your jar of all-purpose cleaner!