Tub Soft Scrubber – Annie’s Advice
Well, this just happens to be my favorite formula ever, the best formula I ever created, and it only takes a few seconds to make. It rinses beautifully, too. No toxic chemicals, no fumes, no grit on the bottom of the tub to sit on when you have a bath. I created it thanks to a request from Nikki Goldbeck, wife of the publisher of my first book, Clean & Green! She loved her SoftScrub and wanted a fragrance-free version. I went home and came up with this. Note that as an added bonus it works wonders on stainless steel appliances!
Makes 1/2 cup
Cost: 0.36 cents
½ cup baking soda
A few squirts of a green liquid soap (such as Dr. Bronner’s) or detergent (such as Seventh Generation dish detergent or Ecover’s All-Purpose cleaner)
Place the baking soda in a bowl and add enough liquid soap or detergent to make a texture like frosting. Scoop some of the mixture onto a sponge and scrub the tub or the stainless steel. Rinse well.
After cleaning with the above soft scrub, some people like to bring stainless steel to a high polish by rubbing the surface with straight household vinegar. I’ve found that just rinsing the soft scrub well does the trick, but each to their own!
Note: Stay away from chlorine-based products on stainless steel.
Takes 7-10 seconds to make.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).