August 31, 2022
DIY Nightly Sink Scrub
My favorite DIY recipe is also my favorite nightly ritual – the Nightly Sink Scrub. This little recipe will change your evening kitchen routine for the better. The best thing? It works on ANY sink type! Porcelain, stainless steel, acrylic, copper, stone, solid surface – scrub away! If you are new here and haven’t seen this part of my daily routine, here’s how I mix it up.
Every night we reset the kitchen, put the dishes in the dishwasher, wipe up the counters and finally sprinkle a little sink scrub in the sink, add a squirt or two of dish soap and give the sink a good scrub and rinse. Here’s how I keep the kitchen clean with the Clean Mama Routine.
GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS:
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 20 drops essential oil
- castile or dish soap
- container with a lid or a shaker top – I use this mason jar
- label if you’d like – these are the scrub labels I use
- sink-safe scrub brush or sponge – I dedicate one for sink cleaning so there’s no contamination
MIX UP AND USE:
- put baking soda in your container – I like using a mason jar
- add essential oils to the top of the baking soda
- stir and combine with a table knife
- wet your sink
- sprinkle liberally in your sink
- rinse thoroughly
- dry with a cleaning cloth or air dry
This recipe also works as a Bathroom Scrub – use it on sinks, faucets, tubs and showers. If you have a white sink or tub, add a little Oxygen Whitener to surface with the powder, scrub and rinse.
If you don’t want to mix up your own scrub, I have a Multi-Purpose Cleaning & Freshening Powder in the shop! Check it out here.
Brenda Guy Says
I LOVE the sink scrub and find more and more uses for it. Also love the lemon/clove essential oil mix from Clean Mama! The smell alone motivates me to use the scrub. I mixed up a bit smaller amount, keep it in a decorative sugar bowl by the sink, and just use a small spoon to sprinkle in the sink or wherever I’m cleaning. (And it’s inexpensive!)
Clean Mama SaysPost author
So glad it’s working well for you!
I know you said this will work on all sink types, but I’m curious about composite granite? We have a black composite granite sink, and it’s showing it’s wear and water stains (calcium deposits, I think). I have tried to scrub and shine it but it doesn’t last for very long anymore. Coconut oil helps for a short while but I also have to apply that when it’s completely dry and then leave it for it to absorb.
I love my black sink, but am disappointed that I can’t get that beautiful finish back!! Any ideas?
Clean Mama SaysPost author
Yes, it will work on composite granite – I’d spot test a food grade mineral oil and see if that works to polish.
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