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.

DIY Natural Sink Cleanser, Homemade Natural Sink Cleanser, Joyful Homemaking

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!

DIY Natural Sink Cleanser, Homemade Natural Sink Cleanser, Joyful Homemaking

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
Blend well.

DIY Natural Sink Cleanser, Homemade Natural Sink Cleanser, Joyful Homemaking

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.

DIY Natural Sink Cleanser, Homemade Natural Sink Cleanser, Joyful HomemakingI 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!

DIY Natural Sink Cleanser, Homemade Natural Sink Cleanser, Joyful Homemaking

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:

DIY Natural Sink Cleanser, Homemade Natural Sink Cleanser, Joyful Homemaking
Use baking soda to clean a glass stove top!
DIY Natural Sink Cleanser, Homemade Natural Sink Cleanser, Joyful Homemaking
Make homemade air fresheners!

Don’t be afraid to give homemade cleaners a try!

 

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12 Comments

  1. Found your blog through Pinterest and have really enjoyed it. Question about the homemade cleaner with essential oil….where do you recommend purchasing essential oils, getting the best quality oil for a reasonable price? I live the east coast, but I also don’t mind purchasing items on line if necessary, to get the best price. Great blog!!!

    1. Hey there, thank you for the kind words! I purchased my orange oil at a health food store, it was either The Vitamin Shoppe or GNC, I can’t remember which one. πŸ˜›

  2. Just the other day I was using a store bought cleanser to clean my sink but realized how fast it goes and what an unnecessary cost it is to continuously buy it. This was perfect! It’s easy, effective, and will save me money so I can use it freely without stressing about not using too much. Thanks!

  3. Wow that’s a great tip for cleaning sinks. I’ve always had problems with getting the sink to have some sort of semi-permanent clean feel to it so I’ll try that out thanks!

  4. Sounds wonderful! I love the smell of cinnamon and orange! πŸ™‚ Homemade cleaners and always really good and I love preparing them! I often clean with baking soda and I am sure that you recipe will be great as a sink cleaner! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this so much! I don’t have a huge need for a sink cleaner but when I do I grab this! It smells like a warm orange cinnamon blend you would find at Yankee candle. I make this all the time but not just for the sink. I sprinkle it on my carpet and let it sit for a while, I use it in the tub and toilet with vinegar to add a little extra. I leave the jar out just as a room freshener. My boyfriend says it smells like Christmas and around fall and winter it really does hit the spot. Thank you so much. Also, I got all my essential oils from NOW foods on Amazon. I bought 3 around 6 months I use them at least every other day and they are still all over half full! And they are hands down the most reasonably priced and excellent quality.

  6. I’m really getting into essential oils….this looks like another great use for them.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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