Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Don't remember where this came from, but it seems easy.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup castile soap
- 5 -10 drops antibacterial essential oils (optional)
- Slowly pour soap into soda while mixing. Stop when reaches the consistency of cake icing. Stores up to 1 yr in airtight container.
This is a great recipe. It can be customized for preference as far as scent, and for consistency. Castile soap goes a long way, and baking soda is a very nice low abrasion cleanser. Regarding the oils, an essential oils guide will help with what can be used as a disinfectant. Tea tree oil is particularly good. Thanks!!
OK... I couldn't find pure castile soap except in bar form, so I used Ivory liquid, which is pretty mild. I used verbena oil, which I love, about 8 drops... (my dropper gets a mind of its' own!) I shook everything up in a large glass jar, and plan to "rebottle" it into a clean squirt bottle. The mixture smelled very clean and fresh, and I used about 6 oz. on my bathtub. I let it sit for about an hour, then scrubbed & rinsed. I'm impressed- always used Soft Scrub, but this is pretty good. But... I since there's no bleach, I wonder if my tub is really sanitized???