DIY Eco-Friendly and Money Saving Scrubbing Cleanser


Make your own gentle scrubbing cleanser that’s eco-friendly and saves you money using only 3 ingredients.  With this ‘recipe’ you can get rid of yet another potentially harsh and costly chemical from your home.


1/4 cup baking soda

1 tablespoon dish/liquid detergent

cleaning or distilled Vinegar ~ add enough to the above ingredients to make a smooth paste

Mix all of the above ingredients together and use to scrub and shine.  I use this mixture on my stove top, sink {bathroom and kitchen}, bathtub, shower walls ~ anywhere I need some gentle scrubbing power.

Check out my stovetop before and after ~


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  1. Oh this looks so easy and best of all I have all the items already in my pantry!
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  2. Thank you for this recipe. I am will be switching to natural cleaning products once I have used what I currently have! Pinned this to my natural cleaning board!

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    • Mary Beth says:

      You’re welcome ~ thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week.

      P.S. You won’t believe how many products this one replaces.

  3. I have to try this!!!! So easy to make and the stove looks fab!

  4. Great tip! I am definitely trying this.
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    • Thanks, Paula ~ and you’ll love how easy it is to make and how great it works. I just keep it in a cup on the counter ~ even when it dries out it’s still just as effective.

  5. What a great thrifty project! I would love for you to come link up at my weekly linky party Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. I’m working with a couple of bigger bloggers to feature great projects, so I’m hoping to bring fabulous exposure for participants!

  6. 3 ingredients, so simple, and they’re inexpensive ingredients too. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!
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  7. Great recipe–I never use harsh chemical cleansers, and this combination is a great one for stain removal and gentle, safe cleaning! Thank you! :-)
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    • Thanks, Leisa ~ I’ve been trying to move aware from harsh chemicals. I used them for years, unfortunately.

      Have a wonderful, blessed weekend! ~Mary Beth~

  8. This is such a neat idea! I would opt for a more environmentally friendly alternative than Dawn, plus I can’t stand the smell of that stuff. Have you ever tried this on pots and pans? I bet it works great!

    I would love it if you would share this on my weekly Friday blog link-up party.
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    • Hi Chrissy ~ What would you recommend in place of the Dawn? I’m open to suggestions. : ) I have tried it on just about everything that needs scrubbing and yes, it works great on pots and pans.

      Thanks for the invite ~ I would love to link up to your party.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      ~Mary Beth~

      • I tend to stick to anything that is clear and unscented and doesn’t have too many ingredients. :) If it smells like chemicals, it probably has toxins in it.

        I like Method, but I know that Palmolive has a great “natural” option that is a lot less expensive.

        I just hate when I clean my dishes and go to drink water from a glass and they smell like cleaner, but I’m really picky! So don’t listen to me! lol
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        • I appreciate the tips. I hate to admit that it wasn’t until recently that I really started to think about toxins, etc., and now I’m trying to make changes. : )

  9. Ooo, another DIY cleaning recipe to try. Thanks!! When I try I will make sure to give you props. :-)
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    • Thanks, Tracey! I’m glad you liked the tip ~ the cleanser is really versatile so you can use it on so many things around the home.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Yayyy! After all of the bubbling sugar that my stovetop suffered over the holidays, it is in desperate need of a deep clean. Can’t wait to try this Mary Beth! Can’t thank you enough!

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  11. Oh do I need this! On a huge organizing and cleaning spree, thank you for sharing! Your stove looks brand new :)
    xoxo, Tanya
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  12. I’ve used baking soda to clean pots and pans before, and that works pretty good, but I will have to try this mix. My stove is a glass top, I wonder if I could use it on the glass top. The cleaner I buy for the glass top doesn’t work all that great. Thanks for sharing your scrubbing cleaner recipe.

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  13. Cool… great idea MB!
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  14. How long will this solution keep its cleaning power?

    • Lucia,

      I had some I kept in a container for over a month and it worked just as well when I finished up that batch as it did at first. It did dry out but I just used a damp cloth and that worked well.

      Mary Beth

  15. This stuff is amazing! It works so good.

    I just started getting into diy cleaners and I’m finding recipes for cleaners as I run out of the store-bought stuff. I needed a stovetop/stove cleaner because our stove is bad. Like really bad.

    Or it was, until I tried this stuff and it works so easily. I’m truly impressed with how well this works. This will be a staple in our house from now on. Thanks so much for the recipe!