CLEANING YOUR HOME, NATURALLY: SINK & TUB SCRUB

We at Silk&Burlap like to mix things up. Literally and figuratively. We like old & new, tough & tender, modern technology & old fashioned ways. We incorporate this not only in our aesthetics but in some of our everyday chores as well. From a pizza dough recipe passed down to Saule from her grandmother to the natural DIY cleaning products Angelique makes passed onto her from her sister. 

In our first post on natural cleaning, we shared our favorite recipe for an All Purpose Counter Spray. As promised, here is the recipe for our natural DIY Sink & Tub Scrub.

For this cleaning product, we chose citrus essential oils. Not only are all three oils effective on germs with antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-bacterial properties they also are great at neutralizing kitchen and bathroom odors. They also have the added benefit of beautiful aromatherapy. They are energizing & uplifting. 

This recipe contains essential oils as well as Borax. A few things to mention on both. There are some articles out there pertaining to the toxicity of Borax. Since this is a post on natural cleaning, I felt it was worth a mention to clarify. Borax is a salt of Boric Acid but it is not Boric Acid. Katie over at Wellness Mama writes about the difference between the two so perfectly here, we're just going to link to her for you to read should you have concerns about the usage of Borax in our recipe. You could always eliminate it but may need to put more elbow grease into your scrubbing. Regarding essential oils, just like the common sense in not ingesting Borax, it should be mentioned that essential oils are in a highly concentrated form and these are not meant for ingesting.

***Essential oils are in a highly concentrated form and these are not to be ingested.

Borax is not to be ingested.

Keep away from children and pets. If ingested, call poison control.***

The Bottle!

We like packaging that is simple yet pretty. Since we are working with cleaning products we worked on keeping the look clean & simple. Below you will see an assortment from a trip to Joann Fabric to include a mason jar with a pretty gold lid. You could be even more frugal and repurpose a jar from a store bought sauce cleaned out. So long as you use glass versus plastic since the oils will break down the plastic over time and it could leach into your cleaner. 

The line up...
Essential oils from Aura Cacia
Ta Daaaaa!!
It looks almost as good as it works & smells. Happy Cleaning!
Power couple. Dynamic duo. All Purpose Spray meets Scrub.

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