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    Soft Scrub

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    Sully7's Note:

    This is great for sinks, showers and even hands. My husband fixed our roof and his hands were full of tar. He used this and the tar "melted off!" He said it was better than the hand cleaner mechanics use to get the oil off their hands! It shines my stainless steel sink, it doesn't scratch my stovetop and it is awesome on the tub. Best of all it is easy and cheap! I found it on a make your own cleaner website and it works!

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1/2 cup borax
    • 4 tablespoons liquid soap (I use Murphy's Oil Soap)
    • essential oil, as desired

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put the borax in a container with a lid. Add the liquid soap a bit at a time.
    2. 2
      The borax won't dissolve.
    3. 3
      Mix (I use a fork to mix.) When the mixture is the consistency of frosting it is ready to use.
    4. 4
      Add essential oils if desired.
    5. 5
      I am going to try orange next time!
    6. 6
      Scrub away!
    7. 7
      You can make as much or as little as you like.
    8. 8
      Keep covered so it doesn't dry out.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2012

      55

      I had all but given up trying to find an effective product to clean the bathtubs until I found this recipe. I used ever faithful 20 Mule Team Borax, Mrs. Meyer's dish soap with lavender scent and about 6 drops of Aura Cacia Sweet Orange Essential oil. This worked very well for the bathtubs, sinks, chrome fixtures, shower caddy and toilets. It's easy, cheap and quick to make up a batch and cost mere pennies. My lungs were grateful, too. These are also ingredients I always have on hand especially the borax because I use it to make homemade laundry detergent. THANK YOU for posting the recipe and I'll be sure to forward it to family members and friends.

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    • on August 22, 2012

      55

      I used 20 Mule Team Borax and Murphy's Oil Soap without the essential oil and it worked great on my white kitchen sink and stove. Also put a dab or two on a damp cloth to wipe down my can opener, toaster, etc. and everything is shiny and clean. Cant wait to take this upstairs and give it a try in the bathroom. Made and reviewed for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

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    • on February 06, 2009

      55

      I used Dr Bronners Peppermint soap, and it did a terrific job on the hard water stains in my tub without having to resort to lung-roasting chemicals. Thanks very much for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Soft Scrub

    Serving Size: 1 (50 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
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    Calories 0.0
     
    Calories from Fat 0
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    Total Fat 0.0 g
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    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
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    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
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    Sodium 0.0 mg
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    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
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    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
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    Sugars 0.0 g
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    Protein 0.0 g
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