DIY Tub Scrub

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In the words of Will Smith, it’s been a minute. Along with pretty much everyone else, I’ve had a heck of a year tending to life. I chose to step away from my blog for the better part of it. This week is the first time I’ve felt called to share a DIY strategy in a while, and I figured I’d better jump on it. A homemade bathtub cleaner I experimented with Saturday worked great, on a day when our tub was particular grimey. This was a no fuss mix that took about 1 minute to assemble.

Here is what you need:

– Squeeze bottle (upcycled plastic water bottle works well)
– 1/2 cup of warm water
– 1 1/2 cup of baking soda
– 1/2 cup of liquid dish or Castile soap, unscented and nontoxic
– 4 Tbsps white or apple cider vinegar
– Scrub brush

Combine the ingredients and stir with a butter knife or whatever fits in your bottle to mix well. Give it a good shake to get the soapy bubbles really hopping. Squirt or slosh it around the sides of the tub. Don’t forget your elbow grease.

Let me know if you try it. I think it’s a great option to avoid harsh chemicals and endocrine disrupting fragrance. My tub looked squeaky clean when I was done.


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