Stuff You Can Make Yourself: Scouring


Hi Kids!

Next in the lineup for Stuff You Can Make Yourself is scouring powder, tub-scrub, cleanser…whatever you like to call it.  It’s the stuff that gets your sinks, tubs, tub surrounds, etc. clean and sparkly.  Pretty nice on the grout too, I must add.  You can also use this to scrub pots and pans after the kids are done cooking your Mother’s Day breakfast!

I even use this to get burnt crud off my glass-top stove.  No, it doesn’t scratch or harm the surface.  I’ve been using it for months!

1 cup Borax
1 cup table salt
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer makes this too)
*Optional:  5 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil, for scent (but I use 3 drops peppermint and 4 drops pine)

You can just whisk or shake this mixture together, but I like to run it through a food processor to mix it completely, and to bust up anything that’s gotten lumpy.

Sprinkle, scrub, sparkle!

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