Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!


Bathroom Sink Scrub Recipe

Skip the store-bought sink cleaners and make your own instead using nontoxic ingredients and herbs grown from your own garden.

| May/June 2019

 grinding-herbs

 Photo by Getty Images/MaioMaio LYU

This scrub is lightly abrasive and safe for most surfaces, but be careful with delicate sink material. With these ingredient amounts, you can clean about four average-sized sinks. Make this scrub as you need it, but any excess can be stored in the cleaning closet for up to two weeks. Add more vinegar to “re-animate” it if it dries out.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

 Directions:

  1. Mix coarsely ground herbs and cream of tartar together in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in vinegar to make a paste.
  3. With a clean cloth, rub about 1 tablespoon of the scrub onto the surface of the sink to create a light film, and then rinse with clean water.

Note: If you want to avoid any leftover paste, make the powdered mix in Step 1 and add enough fresh vinegar each time just for the cleaning task at hand.



Learn more about growing your own cleaning supplies, and discover more safe and homemade cleaning supply recipes:


Dawn Combs is an ethnobotanist and herbalist. She is the formulator at Mockingbird Meadows and chief soda jerk at her family’s unique storefront apothecary, Soda Pharm. She’s also the author of Sweet Remedies: Healing Herbal Honeys, Heal Local, and Conceiving Healthy Babies.



Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Classifieds


click me