I used to love the Comet cleaner that you buy in the store. It made my sink so shiny clean. Unfortunately, it stains all of my microfiber cloths blue. So recently, I switched to making my own rosemary sink cleaner.
Not only is this sink cleaner easy to make, it also smells great and is free of the chemicals found in some of the store-bought brands. Plus, you only need three ingredients to make it. Unlike using just a dish detergent, it is mildly abrasive so it's perfect for getting out those small scuffs in the sink.
I start by adding about two cups of baking soda to a canning jar. Then I add two tablespoons of salt. Both the baking soda and salt are abrasive to help clean better. If you are concerned about scratching your sink you can also use just baking soda.
Finally, I add about 15-20 drops of Rosemary essential oil. You can add any scent you like, I just love the smell of Rosemary.
Then add a lid to your jar, I am completely in love with these Ball Shaker Lids. They are kind of pricey on Amazon, but I picked up two for $1.98 at Meijer. They just screw right on to the canning jar and turn it into a shaker.
Now just shake the mixture up and sprinkle some in your sink. Although my sink looks fairly clean, if you look closely you can see all kinds of scuffs. My mixing bowl is the worst at leaving these.
I sprinkle a small amount of cleaner in the sink and then scrub with a microfiber cloth. The cleaner helps get rid of scuffs and loosens stuck on food too.
Once you are done scrubbing then spray the sink down. Not only does it look cleaner but it smells great too.
It's not perfect, but many of the scuffs are now gone. Best of all there isn't a chemical smell, my kitchen smells like fresh rosemary.
Rosemary Sink Cleaner
2 Cups Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Salt
15-20 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Mix 2 cups baking soda and 2 tablespoons salt in a jar. Add 15-20 drops of rosemary essential oil to baking soda mixture. Add shaker lid and shake to combine. Sprinkle a small amount in a damp sink and scrub with a microfiber cloth. Spray down the sink when you are done.