This homemade scouring powder is a staple in my cleaning routine. It’s like Ajax and Comet, but unlike those toxic, store-bought cleaning powders, this homemade version is natural and safe to use all over your home.
It’s so versatile that it works for all kinds of surfaces from sinks to tubs and showers to counters and even toilets. It deep cleans to restores shine to stainless steel, porcelain, laminate, and other surfaces.
Here’s why I love it for all kinds of cleaning projects:
- It’s a mild abrasive that smooths marks and scratches.
- It gets my sinks, tubs, and even shower floors absolutely sparkling clean. Seriously, my bathroom and kitchen are shiny clean after I use this magical stuff.
- But perhaps the best part is how this scouring powder smells! It’s made with lemon essential oil as well as dried lavender and lemon, which smells divine.
- And it doesn’t just cover up the stink; it actually deodorizes and neutralizes odors.
What’s in homemade scouring powder
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Mild abrasive to scrub away marks, scratches, and debris
Helps to clean and brighten surfaces to really make them shine
- lemon essential oil
Powerful, natural cleaner that’s antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral — plus it’s a great degreaser
- dried lavender buds (optional)
Scouring power and smells amazing
- dried lemon zest (optional)
Mild abrasive and natural cleaner with fresh citrusy scent
How to make homemade scouring powder
step 1: put 1 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoons borax in a bowl
step 2: add 25 drops lemon essential oil
step 3 (optional): add 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
step 4 (optional): add 1 tablespoon dried lemon zest
tip: You can make your own dried lemon zest. Start with a clean organic lemon. Zest the outer yellow rind. Spread out on a piece of parchment paper. Allow to dry for a couple of days until it is completely dry.
step 5: mix well and then scoop into jar
step 6 (optional): add label — get free printable label here
How to use
This homemade scouring powder works great on sinks, tubs, showers, counters, and toilets. It’s great for stainless steel, porcelain, and laminate. As with any new-to-you cleaner, before use, test it first in an inconspicuous spot.
- wet surface with water
- sprinkle scouring power
- use scrub brush or sponge, then rub in circular motions
- rinse well
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