I have been using a homemade cleaning paste for several years now to clean bathroom surfaces and the kitchen sink.  It works just as well as the Enjo paste I used prior to this.  The Enjo paste was pretty expensive, so the savings are huge.  I got the original recipe from the Down to Earth website, but now I tend to just mix the ingredients in a fairly add hoc manner, to come up with a paste consistency.  You can make a batch of this in a matter of seconds.

What you’ll need:

  •  Glass jar
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • Enough homemade laundry liquid to make a paste
  • 1 tsp or so of glycerine


Place baking soda in jar, tip in a little homemade laundry liquid and stir, adding liquid little by little until you reach a paste like consistency.  Add the glycerine and mix through.  Put the lid on and there you have it.

DSC00354I have found this will last a couple of months, and then I just wash out the jar and make more.  The most economical way to buy baking soda I have found is in bulk from Costco, otherwise just buying the largest size at the supermarket.  Glycerine is available from the health food store, it is a bit expensive (about $4 for a small bottle), but you only use a tiny amount for each batch.  This paste works well to clean bathroom sinks, vanities, showers and baths. Just apply a little paste with a micro fibre cloth or mitt, and then rinse off with water.  It is all natural so you won’t be doing yourself or the environment any harm!DSC00356