NON-TOXIC TUB SCRUB
In the past, it bothered me that the only way to get my bathtub clean was to get keep the kids out of the room and wear a gas mask! Not to mention all the clothes I have ruined with bleach stains. Bleach is also highly toxic. The Environmental Working Group ranks Clorox Bleach between a C and D, which is a moderate to high concern for consumer safety. After seeing the effects it has on my eyes and how I feel when I breathe it in, I completely agree.
I looked into a LOT of natural cleaners. I also tried a whole lot of different ones for my bathroom and tub. Honestly, I have to admit, they did not work that well. I was used to the intense cleansers that stripped off dirt and grime. Alternatively, I tried out a couple DIY recipes with baking soda to scrub out the grime. Finally, I found one that I can make myself that works great! It is so simple and only a few ingredients. Below is the recipe I follow:
Use immediately to clean bathtubs, stovetops or tough jobs. One batch cleans about one bathroom. I use it on the tub, sink and vanity top as well. As stated above, it is not recommended for surfaces that scratch easy as it can be abrasive. Wear rubber gloves as the baking soda can be hard on hands. I prefer the lavender, peppermint or tea tree Castile Soap by Dr. Bronner. They all smell amazing. This is a very effective and easy cleaner to use!
Here are some before and after photos: