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Soft Scrub is a must have in your household cleaning supplies. It’s perfect for powerful cleaning on sinks, showers, and toilets and removing tough stains from bathroom and kitchen surfaces.

Conventional Soft Scrub has the following ingredients. Water, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Alcohol Ethoxylate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Bicarbonate, Fragrance, Preservative, D-Limonene, Linalool.

The ingredient list above is really not as bad as most conventional cleaners. The worst ingredient being fragrance.  The term “fragrance” is unregulated by the FDA.  So basically, companies can put any chemical concoction under the fragrance ingredient label.

DIY Soft Scrub is super easy to make and you can skip all the cost and unpronounceable ingredients of the conventional version by making your own.


Soft Scrub Ingredients


    • 1 cup Baking Soda
    • 3 tbsp Castile Soap
    • 10 drops Essential Oil (Optional. Lemon, Grapefruit or Lavender would be nice but it’s really up to you.)
    • Glass jar with lid.



  • Just mix all three ingredients and done.


I divided this batch into 2 4oz mason jars so that I could have one in each bathroom.   When ready to use, scoop some onto a sponge, add a little water and scrub away.

This looks and smells good enough to eat. And you really could, if you don’t mind a couple of quick trips to the restroom. 🙂