Soft Scrub Cleanser

DIY Soft Scrub Cleanser using essential oils

This DIY Soft Scrub Cleanser can be used in place of your toxic ‘cream cleanser’ to clean your bathroom surfaces, kitchen sink, fridge, or tile floors.
Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. This is enough for two to four applications. This soft scrub is excellent for getting rid of soap scum, removing stains, and brightening your tile and toilet. To use, just apply and let it sit for 5–10 minutes and then scrub. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean.

DIY Soft Scrub Cleanser using essential oils

Soft Scrub Cleanser

Sodium bicarbonate gives a great cleaning oomph to this simple recipe using some of the most common low tox DIY ingredients.
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Total Time: 3 minutes
Makes: 250 ml


  • Measuring cups or jug
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Airtight container for storage (preferably glass)


Essential Oils

  • 5-10 drops Lemon essential oil or try your preferred oil - see notes


  • Combine Bicarbonate of Soda and Castile Soap in a bowl or jug
  • Add water and stir
  • Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.
  • Store in airtight container


This recipe is enough for two to four applications.
You may wish to experiment with different essential oils.  Citrus oils are great for cutting through grease, but you may wish to try Lemongrass oil for cleaning those extra sticky spots, or Clove oil to combat mouldy situations.

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