We can create our own scouring powder at home with affordable and simple yet very effective ingredients.
What you will need:
- Essential Oils
- Baking soda (alum-free preferred)
- Glass sugar shaker (available at local dollar stores)
Fill the glass sugar shaker with baking soda, then add 25 total drops of Essential Oils.
I recently used 20 drops of Lemon and 5 drops of Eucalyptus globulus, which are antiseptic and anti-infectious. This combination smells fresh and light, too!
Suggested Essential Oils:
- Tea Tree
- Citrus Fresh*
- Christmas Spirit*
- Eucalyptus globulus or radiata
Shake well before using. Simply sprinkle on surface (linoleum floors, sink, tub, shower, toilet) and clean using a scrub sponge, then rinse with warm water. For deodorizing carpets, simply sprinkle on carpet, wait 1 hour, then vacuum.
Safety & Storage:
Avoid direct eye contact. Store in cool, dark cupboard out of reach of children and pets.
Make 1 for a friend.
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* = Young Living Essential Oils blend