Eco-friendly Cream Cleanser

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

An ecologically sound alternative to SoftScrub. I found this recipe in a booklet of eco-friendly housekeeping and gardening put out by my municipality.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 60 ml baking soda
  • 30 ml borax
  • 30 ml laundry detergent
  • liquid bath soap


  1. Mix the powders with enough liquid soap to make a thick, creamy paste.
  2. Use as you would any cream cleanser (SoftScrub).


Most Helpful

Yeah... this recipe pretty much rules. Everyone who ever uses our eco-friendly cream cleanser goes on about how well it works. For the record, we use Seventh Generation Dish Liquid and Tide Free as the 'bath soap' and 'laundry detergent'.

recipezaar September 04, 2006

This worked beautifully in my kitchen sink. I used a few drops of tea tree oil as well. Thanks for posting!

Charishma_Ramchandani May 13, 2004

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