Everything Scrubber


oranges (Photo credit: WGyuri)

Ok.  Maybe Everything Scrubber is a bit of an exaggeration.  However, this simple do-it-yourself scrubber is great for pots and pans, kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, showers, and counters.  Granted, I wouldn’t use it on a baby grand piano, but unless you like to play Bach while you are doing your business, I think Bath and Kitchen Scrubber would be a safe name.  If you are new to the power of essential oils (amazing stuff) or to natural home cleaners, this is the one to start with.  You absolutely can’t mess it up.


2 cups baking soda

5 drops of orange essential oil

5 drops of grapefruit essential oil

5 drops of tea tree or thieves oil


Poor baking soda into a reused spice container or pint canning jar.  Add essential oils.  Place on lid.  Shake.


Sprinkle mixture on dirty surface.  Dampen rag.  Wipe or scrub.

I used an old spice container, but poking a few holes in the top of a canning jar lid with a nail works great, too.  It makes it easy to sprinkle.  You can use any container with a lid.  Just be careful when you sprinkle.

Consider the essential oils as more of a suggestion.  Citrus oils cut grease and smell fantastic.  Tea tree and Thieves oil are antibacterial.  Lemongrass is also great.  I mixed up a new batch with Thieves, orange, and grapefruit oil.  It cut grease like there was no tomorrow.



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