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Green Spring Cleaning Scrub

Spring Clean Green

I know that Spring doesn't officially begin for a couple of weeks, but I like to start the cleaning early! Scrubbing counters and bathtubs not only ushers in the new season, it is a workout especially if you put some elbow grease into it. I like to avoid cleaners with harsh chemicals since they are not so great for the lungs. When I found these directions for a homemade all purpose scrub in Body+Soul, I was actually excited to clean. The scrub worked wonders on my sinks and tub!

What you need:
½ cup baking soda
Plant-based liquid soap (like Castille soap)
½ lemon

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What you do:

  1. Pour baking soda into a bowl.
  2. Add just enough liquid soap to make a creamy paste.
  3. Spread mixture on the flat side of the lemon and scrub to your heart's content - the lemon acts as a sponge and leaves a natural citrus scent.
  4. Use a damp rag or sponge to wipe away any residue. You'll find the paste will stay moist for a few hours allowing you to scrub for hours if you want!

Fit's Tip: I like to use Dr. Bronner's liquid soap! The peppermint soap is great.

Looking for other ways to clean green? Check out Clean Green: Mop Your Floors with Vinegar.


Join The Conversation
emalove emalove 9 years
I love Dr. Bronner's too, Fit!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I use baking soda to clean with a lot. It REALLY works on my cookware if I get stuff burnt on. I also use it to scrub my stainless steel sink because I can't stand regular gritty cleanser. I like the idea of using lemons though...that would probably boost the cleaning power quite a bit and it would definitely smell better than most of those harsh cleaners out there. Nothing's worse than suffocating in a bathroom full of fumes.
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