Homemade Sink Cleaner

I made something…a sink cleaner! My sink needed it. Ugh, it makes me so embarrassed.

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Sprinkle this stuff in your sink with a squirt of Castile soap and get scrubbin’. Who’s excited?

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It’s only two ingredients: baking soda and your choice of essential oils. I used lemon and sweet orange.

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I love me some citrus. What are your favorite essential oil combos?

I think it makes a cute gift too – just tie some baker’s twine and add a little card!

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Supposedly this is a “Nightly Sink Cleaner” but I if I manage to clean my sink 2x/week, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself. I got the recipe here. This Clean Mama blog is a cleaning gold mine. Check her out, surely you’ll be inspired! I’ve been trying (and mostly failing) to follow along with her cleaning schedule. I’ve been putting my biggest effort into picking up the house before Zack gets home from work. I try to get the kitchen counters and table clear and cleaned off and the toys picked up. It takes me a frantic hour while the kids play outside or watch TV but the house feels so much better. I even light a candle because obviously I’m fancy!

Does anyone else have a cleaning schedule they stick to? Tips or tricks? I have trouble because when I’m cleaning one room, the kids are destroying another. It’s best if we just leave the house for most of the morning. We hired cleaners when Cade was a baby and that has helped immensely. I wish, for my sanity, we would have invested in cleaners when I had Amelie. I could have used the help; I was so tired and overwhelmed. A clean house would have made a big difference for me.

Now, I’m still overwhelmed but not as tired so that’s progress! Can you believe all of these posts? Will I keep it up?

Pssst. I did a Valentine post but I didn’t want to mess with your mind by posting it in June. So I posted it in the past…as if it were there all along! That’s cheating, you know.

4 thoughts on “Homemade Sink Cleaner

  1. I love DIY cleaning products. Go Girl. Just found a grapefruit scented Methods cleaner which turns my knob. I love citrusy scents. Plus cherry. I can’t remember if you have a stainless steel sink or a porcelain sink. I will check out clean mama blog as long as she doesn’t overwhelm me with goals. ::)) Lv mamap

    • I love that grapefruit Method cleaner too. Other good ones are the lime and sea salt and almond wood cleaner. Delicious!
      I don’t know what type of sink we have to be honest – it’s not stainless and not porcelain. It’s black and I have no idea!

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