Surface Scrub: DIY and Product Love

Surface Scrub: DIY and Product Love, Pretty Young GreenThe most difficult thing about transitioning my cleaning products from the standard, toxic products to more natural products has been finding great alternatives to the classic products that I used to be reliant on, like Ajax.

On the EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) website, Ajax has a score of F (the scale is A-F, with A being the lowest concern to one’s health and the environment and F being the highest concern).

Lately, I’ve been searching for at least one great store-bought product alternative and also experimenting with DIY recipes so that I can have a couple of good options.

DIY Love: Lime-Eucalyptus Surface Scrub

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A breakdown of the ingredients…

Baking soda has amazing cleaning power as a great stain and odor remover.

Eucalyptus essential oil is reported to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties…and it’s also an immune stimulant.

Lime peel smells great and also has cleaning power.

Sea salt is a gentle scouring agent.

My Recipe…
1 cup of baking soda
8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Grated lime peel of one lime
1 teaspoon of sea salt

Product Love: Mrs. Meyer’s Surface Scrub
Mrs. Meyer’s has a really great Lemon-Verbena Surface Scrub that I love. EWG gives this product a B on its rating scale. Smells and works great.

 

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