The goal of getting a whiter bathtub is like trying for whiter teeth: a lot of products make promises that they can’t deliver on. Is there a way to make my tub whiter? As a matter of fact, there is, thanks to Martha Stewart. Her tub scrub works better than other cleaning products in getting off water and soap residue. And it’s nontoxic (I still wouldn’t recommend using it on your teeth though, just in case). Here’s Martha’s method. Get some liquid soap and antibacterial essential oil. What’s an essential oil? It’s a liquid that has odor compounds that have been extracted from plants. The smell is always specific to a particular plant; it’s “essential” to making that plant unique. For this scrub, you’ll also need baking soda.
Add one teaspoon of liquid soap and some drips of oil to one cup of baking soda. Then, you add some water and mix it into a paste. You can use a brush or sponge (or whatever you like) to clean your bathroom. It smells good and is natural. You don’t have to worth about your kids or pets (or yourself) being exposed to it. Because it’s a paste, you know that it’s not just going to get washed down the drain. It’s going to cling to scum and germs for dear life, determined to take them down with it. And you can use it in the kitchen too! It’s versatile, and your home will smell as unique as the plant that the oil came from. What do you have to lose? Exactly.Just dirt and filth.