If you love a good shiny clean sink, bath and bathroom then this DIY is definitely for you!
Only using 2 ingredients with some optional essential oils, it’s the quickest DIY I’ve done and works amazingly well.
Say good bye to the plastic bottles of Jif / Cif / Yif?! 😂 (if you know you know…) that are made using toxic chemicals and fake fragrances.
So what’s it made from?
This DIY uses the abrasive power of the bicarbonate of soda. It helps to break down and cut through limescale and soap scum with little elbow grease.
The Castile soap adds that cleaning power killing 99% of bacteria!
I like to add a few drops of lemon essential oils so add a fresh clean scent and add a bit of grease busting power. You can swap this out for any one your prefer!
Okay.. so how do I make it?
It’s so easy!
- A clean glass jar
- 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda
- 1/3 cup of Castile soap
- (Optional) Few drops of your chosen essential oil
How to make it:
- Making sure your glass jar is sparkly clean and dry, pour in your Castile soap.
- Add in the bicarbonate of soda into the jar too.
- Mix thoroughly using a teaspoon
- Once lump free, add in your essential oils and mid again
- That’s it! So easy.
If you wanted to free hand this recipe, fill your jar up 1/4 of the way with Castile soap and then add the bicarbonate to just about double the volume!
How and where do you use it?
This cream cleaner is your best friend when it comes to cleaning ceramics and chrome. So the bathroom and kitchen sink is where it really holds it’s own.
You can either pour a little bit out, or scoop it out using a clean teaspoon. Make sure you never dip a cloth or dirty hands in the mix as you could add bacteria that will spread and make your mixture go nasty!
Using a cloth rub the cream cleaner in circles around the area you’d like to clean and let the ingredients work their magic!
I’ve managed to remove some old rust stains from around my sink, polish up my kitchen tap and really make my bathtub shine!!
Make sure you rinse everything down after using so you’re not left with bicarb drying out on the surface leaving it powdery.
So that’s it! Super easy and brilliantly effective.
Let me know if you give it a try in the comments below!
Thanks for reading,