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Earth Scrub Tub and Tile Cleaner Recipe

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This recipe for Earth Scrub Tub and Tile Cleaner, by , is from The Wenstad/Satrang Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Melissa Simione
Added: Sunday, July 8, 2007


For 16 oz squeeze bottle:

1 16 oz squeeze container
1 and 2/3 cups Baking Soda
½ cup of liquid soap
½ cup of distilled water
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
~35 drops tea tree oil

For 22 oz squeeze bottle:

1 22 oz squeeze bottle
2 cups baking soda
½ cup clear,liquid soap
2/3 cup distilled water
2 Tbsp. vinegar
½ tsp. or 50 drops tea tree oil

1. With fork, mix baking soda and soap. Mix well, getting all large clumps out. Use a clear, colorless dishsoap or Dr. Bronner'sİ excellent liquid soaps.

2. Dilute with distilled water. Use distilled, this is chemisty after all.

3. Add the 2 Tbsp. of vinegar LAST. Stir until all lumps are gone. If you can easily funnel it into a container, it is the right consistency. If it is too thick, add more water.

4. Add tea tree oil and/or citrus scents

5. Store with cap tightly closed or it will dry. Must shake vigorously to re - constitute before each use. Squirt on tub, sink, toilet, and greasy grimy jobs like garbage cans. Soft,mild abrasive; use with rag or nylon, white - backed sponges (No green scratchies).

6. Rinse well; may want to spray areas with oil scented vinegar/water rinse to dissolve any baking - soda residue and prevent mold and mildew growth.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
1. Measure this recipe carefully. Be as exact as you can; otherwise , your squirt will be too thin or too thick. Only mix in the order directed.

2. Use the brand name vinegar and baking soda. There is an important difference in quality here. In this case , the expensive brand is the superior one.

3. I use old pancake syrup bottles 'cause the hole is easy to unplug when it clogs - it will. I bet the picnic - style ketchup and mustard squirters would be nice and easy too, with the tip cut at the right diameter.

This recipe, and many other excellent, non - toxic solutions, I found in the book : Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan, 1997.




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