Clean Living

How to Make Your Own Household Scrub

Cleaning grime and soap scum can be a harsh task using conventional chemical-laden cleaners, but this simple mixture of baking soda and lemon juice works like a charm on everything from bathtubs and shower tiles to the kitchen sink.

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Citrus Bath & Kitchen Scrub


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Juice of 1 lemon

1. To a small dish, add baking soda.

2. Pour lemon juice over baking soda. It will begin to foam immediately.

3. Mix with a spoon to form a thick paste.

4. Use immediately on your tub, tiles and sinks by applying a thin layer all over with a sponge, gently scrubbing any tough or extra-dirty spots. Let cleaner sit for 10 minutes, then rinse well with warm water until any gritty residue is gone.