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DIY Sink Scrub




Anyone else take one look at their sink full of dishes and then avoid cleaning them for days?!


Just me?


I actually find there is something straight up magical about a recently cleaned sink with all the dishes clean and put away (thus the epic DIY Sink Scrub I'm about to share with you). The struggle is finding the motivation to begin. Once I start doing the dishes, it takes me about 10-20 minutes and I'm done. In terms of chores cleaning my dishes is a relatively painless job that doesn't take too much time. But still - I find myself avoiding the chore for as long as humanly possible.


We moved into this super cute 800 square feet in October and since then I've been hand washing all my dishes since we sold our beautiful dishwasher (and all other kitchen appliances) with the house we owned. I'm not exactly sure when, but sometime since we've moved this nasty orange ring found it's home at the bottom of the sink.





This house is a rental so I really wanted to get that nasty orange ring off of the sink but everything I tried didn't help. I also am committed to trying every natural option first. I want our home safe from toxic chemicals that could impact my health, hormones, thyroid, etc. You can read more about the toxin free revolution here and here.





My solution finally arrived with I created a DIY Sink Scrub and IT WORKED. I also am trying to reduce plastic and waste significantly in our home this year so I reused an old glass jar that had pesto sauce in it as part of my storage for the DIY. Reuse whatever you have in your home! If you're desperate, you can find glass storage on Amazon that would work too.


Here is the recipe I used!





DIY Sink Scrub

+Baking Soda

+20 drops Lemon Essential Oil

+Unscented Castile Soap





Step 1: Fill your glass jar with baking soda.


Step 2: Add 20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil


Step 3: Mix Lemon Essential Oil with the baking soda.


Step 4: Sprinkle DIY Sink Scrub on the area needing to be cleaned.





Step 5: Add a few drops of Unscented Castile Soap on top of the powder.





Step 6: Scrub well.


My favorite kitchen accessories are my bamboo and crochet scrubbies.





Step 7: Rinse thoroughly with water.





Now you have a brand new beautiful sink and peace of mind knowing you didn't have to use harsh chemicals to clean nasty stains.


I also used the DIY Sink Scrub to clean my stove last night and it looks brand new! The possibilities are truly endless for how many surfaces this DIY could help in your home.


Did you like this recipe? Let me know!


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XOXO,


Madi




PS - My nails are called Aspen Sky from Color Street! I'm obsessed with the color and how easy they are to use. If you are looking to try out beautiful designs for your nails, contact my friend April!





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