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Weekend Well-Being: Spring Clean Green

I know that Spring doesn't officially begin for a couple of weeks, but when the clocks spring forward I am ready to clean! 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 great for the lungs. I have been using this homemade all purpose scrub from Body + Soul for years and it works wonders on my sinks and tub!

½ cup baking soda
Plant-based liquid soap (like Castille soap)
½ lemon

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  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 your lemon half and scrub to your heart's content. The lemon acts as a sponge and leaves a natural citrus scent too.
  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!

I like to use Dr. Bronner's liquid soap! The peppermint soap is great and leaves your house smelling quite fresh. For more green cleaning ideas check Casa's recipes for clean.

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'll have to do this to my tub, thanks Casa!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I was cleaning our new place ALL weekend! Definatley got me in the spring mode!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I've done the baking soda and lemon thing to scrub my sinks before, but I've never combined the baking soda with Castille soap. I bet that works great! I'll have to try it.
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