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Years ago after I had started making my own bath and body products, I started making cleaning products as well. This cream cleanser was one of my first attempts. I have sensitive skin which is why I started making natural products and when cleaning I usually have to wear gloves to avoid possible allergic reactions to my skin. With this cream cleanser, I don’t have to wear gloves. It does not irritate my skin at all! It is a great multi-purpose soft scrub type cleanser, is easy to make, and inexpensive. You can use it to clean sinks, countertops, toilets, showers, and so much more. For tough stains, you can use pre-treat with hydrogen peroxide and let sit before using the cream cleanser.
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/3 cup Castile Soap
- 2 tsp glycerin (acts as a preservative)
- 5-6 drops of antibacterial essential oils (I really like lemon & lavender together)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together until smooth and store in a glass container. This recipe fits perfectly in a 1 pint mason jar if you have one, but any recycled jar would work just fine. I prefer to use wide mouth jars so I can easily scoop out the cleanser.
There are several antibacterial essential oils that can be used to make this cleaner. I like to use Lemon and Lavender, however Orange, Tea Tree, Rosemary or Grapefruit oils could also be used.
I buy a large bottle of unscented Castile soap to keep on hand for my various products. This way I can add my own scents or essential oils, depending on the project. However, Dr. Bonner’s makes a citrus castile soap that contains orange, lemon, and lime essential oils. I’m sure that it could be used to make this product as well.
If you make this cleanser, I would love to hear how it works for you. Come back and comment with your thoughts and experience!