By | 2017-02-06T15:42:12+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Categories: DIY|Tags: , |0 Comments

Baking Soda Mixed with Castile Soap

Re-balance your bathroom with this DIY all-purpose scrub and cleanser that will keep surfaces clean and nasty scum at bay!

There’s nothing more blissful than walking into a clean and healthy bathroom. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. But using bleach and ammonia, that can damage our nervous system, create respiratory issues and harm wildlife, it NOT an option.

I’m a bit of a stickler when it comes to cleaning my bathroom but I don’t really want to spend Sunday’s on my hand and knees scrubbing grimy tiles and icky toilets.

After a ton of research and trial and error, I’ve found the best solution to keep my bathroom clean and green.

I’ve talked about not using vinegar and baking soda together in my DIY All-Purpose Kitchen Scouring Scrub and Cleanser. They simply don’t mix well.

The ingredients in this recipe are cost effective and easy to make, they will do the job quickly and efficiently without posing a risk to you, me or the environment.

Baking Soda Works well as a cleaner because it’s so alkaline (high PH) and works really well on different surfaces. It’s good at absorbing grease or grime and can kill bad odors (goodbye poo).

Castile Soap breaks down build-up, and has the same qualities as any chemical soap, only it’s healthy. You can use it to clean anything in your home. If you have hard water, it can leave a bit of a residue, so make sure to try before wasting too much.

I’m using Lemon Essential oil in this recipe because I LOVE the smell, I want my bathroom to have a clean, fresh citric twist and this does the job so well. It’s antiseptic, anti-fungal, antiviral and a fabulous disinfectant too.

You can swap out the Lemon for tea tree or orange, two really good alternatives with many of the same properties.


Baking Soda and Castile Soap


This makes enough for one really good clean, for a small bathroom, you can add more if required. I use this on tiles, window sills, sinks, around the toilet (base), in the shower and even on the floor.

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  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a thick paste.
  2. scrub all the nooks and crannies
  3. then rinse with hot water
Recipe Notes

You can spray the area/s with hydrogen peroxide after if you like. I do this from time to time, just for a little extra cleaning boost.

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Baking Soda and Castile Soap


Baking Soda being used in a bathroom


Clean White Bathroom

And voila…. a clean and blissful space.



Conclusion: Your bathroom should be a place of bliss and balance and this DIY recipe will help achieve both. It’s a great combination of super-power natural ingredients, all working in harmony to give you the best bang for your buck. Do you use castile soap on your home? How? Share in the comments below.

By | 2017-02-06T15:42:12+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Categories: DIY|Tags: , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Candice is an award winning eco-journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates, whose been sharing tips on how to live a more sustainable life for over a decade now. Currently, she calls CTV’s "The Marilyn Denis Show” home. As the resident on-air eco expert (and producer) , she provides viewers with the tools they need to live happy, healthy, green lives. From DIY recipes to saving energy, Candice has you covered.

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