I don’t know about you but I fell right into the hype the FlyLady started many years ago. I just knew that if my neighbors came over and saw that my sink was not sparkling then chances are they would know I was a failure. That got me started down the road of clean sink fulfillment. I went through a container of Comet every two weeks. I did this for years and over time the results of it became evident. My hands started cracking and peeling at the cuticle.
You might be wondering why I didn’t just wear gloves but the fact is, I did wear gloves! The residue commercial cleaners leave behind can do just as much damage as being directly exposed to it. Every time I filled the sink with water to rinse the dishes, I was in fact putting my hands in a sink full of left behind commercial cleaner.
These days I still scrub my sink but my hands aren’t at all damaged like they used to be. Simply switching the ingredients has given me a clean sink and healthy hands. Not to mention we are no longer ingesting the left over residue of Comet from it being on our dishes. It is because of these experiences that I want to teach you how to clean your house naturally.
This recipe is simple and you will likely use lots of it. It is easy to double or even triple the recipe and it is still less expensive than the harmful stuff.
Homemade Scouring Powder Recipe
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup sea salt
- 1 cup Borax
- 3 packs of True Lemon
Add all ingredients into a large bowl. Combine well with a whisk. Use a funnel and pour into a one quart jar or container. To use, sprinkle on surface, scrub clean with wet sponge or brush, rinse completely.
Download Homemade Scouring Powder Labels
For best results, print on mailing labels or Avery sticker paper. After adhering to bottle, use contact paper over the label to give it added protection.
- Clean Modern Label
- Vintage Antique Label
- Classic Natural Label
- Shabby Chic Label
- Funky Fun Label
- Traditional Contemporary
- Simple Earthy
Other posts in this series: Homemade All Natural Cleaning Products