Found in the August 2006 body + soul magazine:Tub scrub
Here's a nontoxic but effective way to clean your tub: Add one teaspoon of liquid soap and several drops of an antibacterial essential oil (suchh as tea tree, eucalyptus, rosemary, or peppermint) to one cup baking soda. Add just enough water to form a paste, and use it with a sponge or brush to scour bathtub surfaces.
I made this with eucalyptus oil and Nature Clean's All Purpose Cleaning Lotion
, and it worked magnificently.
This month's body + soul has a section on making your own cleaners that is available on their website
. They recommend an all purpose cleaner using baking soda, liquid soap, and half a lemon... using the lemon for the actual scrubbing instead of a sponge. I haven't tried that yet, but it does sound interesting. There are a few other recipes depending on what you'd like to clean as well.