Have you ever noticed that cleaning is much easier when you feel good about the products you’re using – and they look good, too? The bathroom is one of my least favorite chores. Big surprise, right? I doubt scrubbing toilets is at the top of too many to-do lists. But I recently made a baking soda scouring powder that’s naturally infused with herbs and spices, and it almost makes me look forward to my date with porcelain.
I found the idea of simple baking soda scrubbers in the fabulous book The Naturally Clean Home. The tiny tome is filled with homemade cleaning recipes; it’s a great tool in your green cleaning arsenal. You can make large batches of this antibacterial and sanitizing scouring powder. I like that it looks good sitting by the sink, and I can shake in a bit whenever the urge strikes.
Baking soda is perfect for scouring jobs; it gets the grime without damaging the surface. It’s especially good for stainless steel sinks and porcelain. You’re left with a sparkling sink and an amazing smell.
Cinnamon Clove Scouring Powder
- 1 cup baking soda + 2 tablespoons cinnamon + 1 tablespoon whole cloves (loosely ground)
Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container.
- 1 cup baking soda + 1/2 cup dried roses (loosely ground)
You could also try a combination of lavender and rose and use 1/4 cup of each. Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container.
- 1 cup baking soda + 1 heaping tablespoon each oregano, thyme, rosemary (all loosely ground)
Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container.2