If you’ve been making your own homemade cleaning mixes you’ll want to know how to make homemade soft scrub cleaner, too! Whether you just want the plain, quick-cleaning kind or you’d like yours to have a nice scent and de-greasing power, just whip up one of the recipes below.
Ordinarily, scrubbing a small spot like a dried food splatter on your floor is as simple as sprinkling baking soda on a damp microfiber cloth and rubbing. For bigger jobs, or if you’d like to keep a jar of soft scrub cleaner ready to use, try one of these:
Homemade Soft Scrub Cleaner Recipe #1
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 2 tbsp. liquid dish detergent (
Dawn Original works great)
- 2 tbsp. white vinegar
Combine the baking soda and dish detergent to make a paste, then stir in the vinegar. Add more vinegar if you prefer a thinner consistency. To use, apply with a microfiber cloth or sponge, scrub and rinse dry.
Homemade Soft Scrub Cleaner Recipe #2
- 3/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint is nice, and peppermint deters a variety of pests)
- 1 tbsp. white vinegar
- 6-8 drops essential oils (I like to match the soap’s scent)
In a bowl, combine the baking soda and soap. Slowly stir in the vinegar (it will make a little fizz). Add essential oil until you’re happy with the fragrance, then thin the mixture with enough water to get a consistency you like. Store in a squeeze bottle to keep handy. To use, apply with a microfiber cloth, scrub and rinse dry.
Equipment you may need: