Need an affordable, last minute gift idea you can make at home? I just whipped up another batch of my favorite DIY lemongrass bathroom scrub to give away as presents. I shared this recipe in my last newsletter…ahem…hint hint…great things there so sign up to get it delivered to your inbox! Yes. Onwards. Baking soda is the best, all natural cleaning product I always have on hand. Add some castile soap and some lemongrass essential oil and BAM! – you have an eco-friendly and easy to make bathroom cleaner that smells great. You’ll actually want to clean your bathroom.

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lemongrass bathroom scrub

Here’s what you need:

• a glass bowl
• a metal spoon or fork
• clean glass containers
• 2 cups of baking soda
• 2 tablespoons of plain liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronners)
• 25 drops of lemongrass essential oil

How to make it this bathroom scrub:

• pour baking soda into a clean glass bowl
• add 2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap slowly, mixing in evenly
• add 25 drops of lemongrass essential oil slowly, mixing in evenly
• fill a clean glass jar with the scrub and seal it up
• label your jar and put a bow it

Avoid adding too much extra liquid castile soap as the scrub will get clumpy. You can also add some dry herbs like lavender flowers to the mix for extra scrubbing power and to pretty it up.

To use:

• make sure to put on gloves before using – lemongrass can irritate sensitive hands
• sprinkle scrub on tubs, sinks and counter tops
• scrub surface with a clean, damp sponge
• rinse!

Thanks to The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies for this easy and effective recipe. You can find more DIY ideas from them here:

http://theida.com/