Our local library is a huge resource for our family, and recently I checked out The Naturally Clean Home to find inspiration for some easy ideas for cleaning my home with more natural ingredients.
That's where I found this wonderfully smelling idea for a quick and easy sink cleanser. I added a bit more of the orange oil for a stronger citrus scent, and let me tell you, it smells fantastic!
Here's the quick and simple recipe:
In a bowl mix together:
1 cup baking soda
3 teaspoons cinnamon
6 or so drops of orange essential oil
When you're ready to scrub your sink, use a couple of teaspoons of the mixture, and a wet cloth or sponge to scrub. Then rinse the entire sink thoroughly with water.
I put my mixture in a clean sugar shaker to keep handy (Be sure to label it, and to keep it away from children). The author of the book says it's safe for porcelain or stainless steel sinks.
I love it because it smell so much better than other harsh chemical cleansers. It even leaves your hands smelling sweet for hours!
Baking soda is such an inexpensive item, and probably has hundreds of uses, but here are two other ways I use it to keep my home fresh:
Don't be afraid to give homemade cleaners a try!