How To Make Your Own Soft Scrub Cleaner With Essential Oils

Are you ready to ditch and switch? I sure was several years ago and since then there’s no going back. I stopped buying all those cleaning items filled with chemicals and fake fragrance and started making my own products. Not only does it save money, but it’s so much better for our home and family. I only use pure ingredients and plant based oils. This handmade soft scrub is far better than any other product I’ve tried. I use it on our sinks and my glass cooktop. You’ll be surprised how simple it is to make them too. Keep scrolling to see how I made my homemade cleaners with essential oils!


This is a super simple recipe with just a few ingredients. 

Here’s what you need.




Add a cup of baking soda to a large mixing bow. Baking soda is a very gentle scouring agent that won’t hurt surfaces. It acts as an abrasive to cut through grease, dirt, proteins, oils and wax. The soda also neutralizes acidic odors and absorbs many offensive smells in the home.






Next, add 3 capfuls of the Theives household cleaner. Theives is all natural ingredients with no side effects, boosts immunity and smells like Christmas. Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products.




Then, add 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. I love to use lemon because of its powerful cleaning ability and all the things that you can do with lemon is amazing. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.




Mix well and be sure the ingredients are all incorporated. If you like yours a little thinner, you can add a little water. If it’s too thin, just add a little more baking soda. There is no right or wrong just a personal preference.



I like mine the consistency of wet sand. It seems to work a little more when it’s a bit heavier in consistency.




Store the mixture in an air tight container and use as needed. Depending on how large the area is you only need about a tablespoon for an average sized sink and maybe half that for a glass cooktop. It’s also perfect for bathroom scouring as well.



How easy is that and it works so well. I also have recipes for other items like healing rollers hereEasy Uses For Getting Started With Essential Oils I will also be sharing many more cleaning and laundry supply recipes as well. Be sure to subscribe to my blog newsletter so you won’t miss a post. 

So are you convinced to ditch those chemicals and try this non toxic way of cleaning? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Happy Cleaning 




Homemade cleaners with essential oils

October 6, 2020

  1. Edward brown says:

    These are indeed some of the thing comes really handy when it counts… thanks for sharing…

  2. VINEVIDA says:

    Hi there, I just read your article. Really thanks for all the insights you have provided here. I just wanted to know, do you think Lavender is the best one for soapmaking? I blog on my website with listicles of essential oils that are best for this and that. And right now I’m here looking forward to collecting some expert insights haha. Thanks in advance for replying.

    • says:

      I think lavender is great for soap making. however it’s a personal preference and there are many other great options.

  3. Log in says:

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