Best Homemade Soft Scrub Cleaner - doTERRA Essential Oils - Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals

Best Homemade Soft Scrub Cleaner

Make your own safe and healthy soft scrub cleaner that works as well or better than anything from the store.  Use ingredients you already have in your kitchen

Cleaning the bathroom is not an experience people look forward to very often. Being stuck in a small closed space with harsh chemicals not only makes it hard to breathe, but can also be hazardous to your health.  

Have you ever stopped to think about the residue left in the tub?  I certainly don't want my kids soaking that into their little bodies.

 The next time you clean your bathroom, why not try mixing up an effective cleaner with many ingredients you already have at home. It still might not be your favorite household chore, but you will at least have a clean bathroom and cleaning products to make the job a little easier to handle.   And you will feel good knowing that your kids will not be soaking up a chemical concoction left from commercial cleaners.

You can use this cleaner on counters, toilets, in the tub and shower, kitchen sink, refrigerator or tile floors.

Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. This is enough for two to four applications. This soft scrub is excellent for getting rid of soap scum, removing stains, and brightening your tile and toilet. To use, just apply and let it sit for 5–10 minutes and then scrub. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean.


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doterra Mini introductory kit with Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oils

I recommend the doTERRA mini intro kit with Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint.  It can be purchased with or without a wholesale membership which will save you up to 55% on all doTERRA products.


  1. In bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap.
  2. Add water and stir.
  3. Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.
  4. Store in airtight container.
  5. Add ingredients directly to partially drained bowl. As it reacts, scrub toilet. 

Note: This combination is intended for one use at a time.


doTERRA Mini Introductory Kit

You can pick this inexpensive starter kit with lemon, lavender, and peppermint here.  The lemon can be used in this recipe, and all three many other therapeutic uses. 

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 I choose to use doTERRA essential oils.  They are the purest, highest quality and only brand I use.  

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doTERRA Family Essentials Mini bottles Top 10 Kit

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