Baking Soda Cream Cleaner

June 28, 2012

Baking Soda Cream Cleaner

This natural baking soda cream cleaner is just a mix of baking soda, borax, liquid castile soap, vinegar, water, and essential oils.

I use one of these three simple mixtures every week to clean my kitchen and bathroom surfaces when I need a bit of gentle abrasion.

Rather than use a toxic commercial scouring cream, it is so easy to whip one up in seconds in my kitchen as I need it. I am not putting harsh chemicals onto my food surfaces and into the waterways, and my house smells natural and fresh.

You can also custom-build the scouring cream to your mood. I will often use lavender as a calming force if I need to decompress while I am cleaning the shower!

Let me know what you think of this baking soda cream cleaner. I love it.

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Please let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

Your feedback is really important to me, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.


Baking Soda Cream Cleaner

I use one of these three simple mixtures every week to clean my kitchen and bathroom surfaces when I need a bit of gentle abrasion.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Tess Masters


natural cream cleaner:

non-abrasive soft scrubber:

soap scum and residue cleaner:


  1. To make the natural scouring cream, mix the baking soda and essential oils. This will be a powder consistency. Then gradually add in just enough liquid castile soap to form a paste. I add in 10 drops at a time and keep stirring. Usually it is about 120 drops.
  2. To make the soft scrubber, mix the borax with just enough soap to form a creamy paste. Add the lemon oil and mix well. Put a small amount of this mixture onto a sponge, wash the surface, then rinse well.
  3. To make the soap scum and water residue cleaner, mix water, soap and baking soda very well. Add in vinegar. Use this solution to clean the sink with a damp cloth and then rinse well.

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 14

  1. I really love these ideas! Thanks for sharing these alternatives to the expensive and caustic chemicals that are easily available on the store shelves.

  2. Love this recipe! YAY! Smoothie recipes! I love them so much and make several times a day. So easy to pack in awesome nutrition in a cold glass of creamy, dreamy decadence. Look forward to recipes! XOXO

  3. Just used the soap scum option to do my bath…….. I can’t believe how effective it was. I am not buying store products again. And so much happier putting the kids in the bath now. Thanks xx

  4. Cool recipes Blender Girl! You have a unique take on some all natural cleaning recipes. I’ll have to try them out. The Soap Scum recipe looks especially interesting!

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