DIY Lemongrass and Lavender Sink Scrub

Living in Florida we’re blessed to have an abundance of fresh seafood at our fingertips. I would say we probably eat fish or shrimp about twice a week or more. The good news is that the meals are relatively healthy which is what we need. The bad news is that the smell of fish can sometimes take over the house.

While we usually take the trash out immediately after dinner, I feel like the scent lingers in the sink for some reason. I’m constantly rinsing and wiping out the sink during the day but at night I want to rest easy the sink is as clean as possible. I started using a nightly scrub about a year ago as part of our and haven’t looked back.

This sink scrub is really easy to make and it smells fabulous. In fact, I love it so much I gave similar sink scrubs to my mom and sisters to try in their homes too.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make a DIY Sink Scrub of your own…


2 cups of baking soda

1 tablespoon of Lavender Castile Soap (we used Dr. Bonners)

1 teaspoon of Lemongrass Essential Oils


Place 2 cups of baking soda in a small bowl or Pyrex container with easy pour spout.

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Next add lavender castile soap

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and lemongrass essential oil.

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Lightly mix together ingredients with a whisk or fork. Note there may be a few lumps in the mixture.

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Place mixture into a clean and dry Mason jar with a sealable lid. Keep in mind 2 cups will make approximately 1 pint of sink scrub.

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Next add Mason jar lid formulated for straws as this lid will become your shaker and will allow the sink scrub to easily disperse into the sink.

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If you feel like the holes are too big consider place two straw lids together to make them smaller.

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Keep in mind you’ll need to use the original mason jar lid (the solid one without holes) to store the sink scrub so it doesn’t absorb any other odors in your kitchen.

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Using your DIY sink scrub is really easy. I didn’t use a sink scrub for two nights so I could show you how easy it is to use. First, rinse the sink out.

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Then shake the sink scrub into the sink.

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Allow to sit for a minute.

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Use a soft scour pad to gently scrub the sink.

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After gently scrubbing your sink, rinse the sink out with warm water. Wipe dry and you’re good to go!

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The left side of the sink has not been scrubbed yet but check out the right side…super awesome, right?

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I surprised my mom with this Lemongrass and Lavender scrub and I made my sisters Sweet Orange and Lavender and Vanilla and Lavender this past weekend. I can’t wait to see how they like it. You guys this stuff smells so good!

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See you guys back here tomorrow. Now that we’ve covered the Nightly Routine and the Nightly Sink Scrub it’s time we tackle one of the busiest times of the day – the morning routine. Until then, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,



    • says

      Aww, thank you! I was almost scared to show my before sink because I didn’t want you guys to think I was gross but the difference is pretty drastic so that was the only way I knew to show it. Can’t wait to hear how you like this, CoCo

    • says

      Can’t wait to hear what you think about this scrub Bonnie, it smells so good! I’ve never tried to use Dawn instead of the castile soap so if you try it and like it let us know. Hugs, CoCo