You will need:
- 1 cup of Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup grated bar soap
- 15-20 drops of essential oil (I used Melaleuca/TeaTree, Lemon, and Eucalyptus)
- Jar with shaker lid
- Food Processor/Blender
I doubled the recipe and used 10-13 drops of each of my chosen essential oils. The next step is to blend it all together in a food procession, but I don't have one, so I tried to use a blender instead. It didn't really work. The soap gummed up the blades as I tried to run it, almost breaking the blender. I had to keep turning it off and re-starting it, and several times I had to just stir it by hand to get the clumps out. Not ideal
As a cleaning agent, though, it works great! Once your mixture is all powdery, you simply transfer it to a receptacle of your choice, preferably a shaker-topped jar, and use. I have a shower that doesn't drain very well, combined with hair that sheds like a dog in July, and bi-weekly egg, mayo, and honey hair treatments that get left all over the shower floor. Needless to say, I'm always looking for a better, more long term cleaner, and I think I've found it.
It was super easy to use! I just sprayed a bit of water in the tub, sprinkled the powder in, and then massaged it around with a wet sponge until it easily coated the bottom. I left it on for about 20 minutes, and then wiped it off with clean water, and I had the most beautiful sparking tub! It even stayed that way after two showers, and it wasn't until the third that it started to get scummy again! Horah!
I highly recommend this. It's super easy to make, pretty cheap, and works great!
I, however, wasn't able to fit the plastic top onto any of my glass jars, so I just left it on the Parmesan plastic. I probably should label this in case someone gets hungry! Good thing I don't have any kids!