Do you ever make your own soft scrub for cleaning your toilet?
Yes. That's how I'm starting out this blog.
If you like clean toilets that smell fresh and bright, then I'm your girl.
Let's just get you going right away.
Here is how make your own soft scrub (also great for sinks and bathtubs and showers). If you want to save the earth of another packed and shipped bottle of chemically horrific soft scrub, if you care about your children's future, then get to making.
This is a recipe I augmented from this book.
Lady C's Soft Scrub
1 cup baking soda
5 drops tea tree essential oil
1/4 cup liquid castile
1 tbs. borax
Add enough warm H2O to make it the consistency you want ( I don't like it too thick or you can't get it out of the bottle.)
Put all it all up in an old shampoo bottle (or a mason jar) and shake until it's kinda foamy.
The book I mentioned above also has some other really great recipes. One the author calls Bowl Cleaner with Science. I call it The Butt Bomb and it's good for toilets that men use.
Ok. Check it: Need an All- Purp Spray? That's short for "All Purpose-Spray." Look: when you've been making this s*** for as long as I have, you don't need to use the whole title. You can even shorten it to APS...but only use that acronym when you've been making and using your own products for over 6 months. Don't even think about saying "APS" until you are seasoned in the art. Thank You. Anyway, the book I linked to above has a brilliant APS. The book is not expensive, yet it is very cool. You should get it.
Now. You're finished cleaning the house and your skin feels a little dry. You think you might want to make some lotion. Hey. Why not. I got a recipe out of this book, and I have to say, while I love most of what Amanda Soule creates.... I won't be making this again. Not sure if it was the bees wax or the olive oil or the rosemary essential oil mixed with the fresh herbs, but The Brad kept asking me why I smelled like buttered popcorn. Plus- I think lotion should be white, not yellow. It's just my thing. Call me weird. I will try lotion again, but maybe another recipe. If you have a good one- just share. And by the way, my kids love the lotion. And I think my mom does too, but they could have just been trying to make me feel better. Also: important to know- when you make lotion: Don't use pots and bowls and utensils that you use regularly. Maybe a smart person could have realized the sheer stupidness of melting beeswax and oils together in your favorite sauce pan. Mais, pas moi.
And that's it for today, people. I think that's well enough- don't you? It's not easy to really care about the earth so much that you would ruin a perfectly good saucepan over it. But, what can I say. I'm just that kind of girl.