Homemade Natural Eco Green Scouring Cream8
This is the last natural homemade eco green cleaning recipe for a while before we move onto some more raw vegan smoothies! I wanted to end with these natural homemade scouring cream recipes that can be made in seconds with simple kitchen ingredients like borax, baking soda, liquid castille soap, vinegar, water, and essential oils. I use one of these three simple mixtures every week to clean my kitchen and bathroom surfaces when I need a bit of gentle abrasion.
Rather than use a toxic commercial scouring cream, it is so easy to whip one up in seconds in my kitchen as I need it. I am not putting harsh chemicals onto my food surfaces and into the waterways, and my house smells natural and fresh. I can also custom-build the scouring cream to my cleaning mood too! LOL! I will often use lavender as a calming force if I need to decompress while I am cleaning the shower! HA!
Give these natual scouring mixes a go and let me know what you think. I would also love to hear about what you use too!
Don't forget to enter the Full Circle Natural Cleaning Kit Giveaway. Just a few more days to get your hands on those gorgeous eco green cleaning tools.
OK! Back to yummy smoothie recipes next week. Mmmmmm
Homemade Natural Eco Green Scouring Cream
- Natural Scouring Cream
- ½ cup baking soda or borax
- 18 drops of antibacterial essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree or citrus oils
- About 120 – 130 drops of liquid castile soap
- Mix the baking soda and essential oils. This will be a powder consistency.
- Then gradually add in just enough liquid castile soap to form a paste.
- I add in 10 drops at a time and keep stirring. Usually it is about 120 drops.
- Non-Abrasive Soft Scrubber:
- 1/4 cup borax
- liquid castille soap (about 60 - 70 drops)
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil
- Mix the borax with just enough soap to form a creamy paste.
- Add the lemon oil and mix well.
- Put a small amount of this mixture onto a sponge, wash the surface, then rinse well.
- To clean soap scum and water residue:
- 1 1/2 cups baking soda
- 1/2 cup natural liquid castile soap
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
- Mix water, soap and baking soda very well.
- Add in vinegar.
- Use this solution to clean the sink with a damp cloth and then rinse well.
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to store lemons
Lemons continue to respire and ripen after they have been harvested. The faster they respire the more carbon dioxide they produce, and the quicker they spoil. Store your lemons in the fridge to slow this down and they should keep for up to about ten days. Make sure you do not store them in plastic bags where they are on top of each other. When there is limited oxygen, the ethylene gas gets trapped, causing them to rot. Always bring them to room temperature to get the most juice out of them.