Daily Sink Scrub

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Did you know that your sink can be one of the dirtiest places in your house? As the kitchen sink is central to all food preparation, it quickly becomes contaminated with bacteria. To prevent spreading germs, keeping your kitchen its cleanest and smelling its freshest on a daily basis, we recommend a daily scrubbing routine. In fact, we love this routine so much that in our homes we use this scrub a couple of times a day.  

What you will need:

  • A mason jar or shaker bottle (either works well)

  • 1 cup of Baking Soda

  • 6 drops of wild orange essential oil

  • 6 drops of peppermint essential oil

  • Castile soap

  • Safe brush to scrub sink

We use peppermint and orange because we love this uplifting and energizing composition and both scents combine relieve stress: wild orange is energizing, sedative, anti-carcinoma, carminative, antidepressant, immunostimulant; peppermint is invigorating, stimulating, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic,warming, cooling, expectorant, vasoconstrictor, and studies have shown peppermint oil to be effective against up to 22 strains of bacteria and fungi. If you do not want to combine scents, just use one essential oil, increasing the amount used to 12 drops of your choosing. One note of caution concerning scents; while scents can affect emotions positively, it is of paramount importance to use the real thing (essential oils) as opposed to chemical compounds.


Instructions:

  1. Mix together Baking soda and essential (oil)s

  2. Pour into mason jar or shaker bottle

  3. Sprinkle liberally in sink

  4. Squirt a few squirts of castile soap in the sink

  5. Take safe sink scrubber or brush with warm water and scrub away

  6. Rinse thoroughly


This recipe is eco-friendly and economical while producing a clean and shiny sink free of contaminants. The baking soda is the perfect ingredient to eliminate that tough grime that builds up so quickly without regular attention.  It works and smells great too! We leave a full jar or bottle sitting right next to our sink to help us remember to use it frequently. Try it out and let us know what you think.