Those are two separate things...don't mistake the soft scrub for use on your teeth. ;-) I was looking at a informative website and came across this recipe for homemade tooth powder. Since I've got a 2 quart jar of my dried sage (that I am trying to use up before summer) and the other necessary ingredients on hand I thought I would give this toothpowder a try. I put the sage, salt and baking soda into the blender (I left out the optional clay because I didn't have it) and blended it to a fine powder then poured it into a bowl. I mixed in the peppermint essential oil and that was it. It works very well and, possibly because I am used to using plain baking soda on my teeth sometimes, I find the taste of this, with its peppermint flavour, to be quite nice. I'll definitely keep making it.
I've also been doing quite a bit of cleaning as we get ready to move, normally I am very happy with using just vinegar and baking soda to clean our bathtubs. I spray vinegar water on then sprinkle with soda ( I keep mine in old, large spice containers with a shakeable top), scrub with a cloth and rinse - this method has done me well for years - but every once in a while I like to make a soft scrub to give a bit of an extra clean. I put about a cup of baking soda in a bowl and add 6 Tbsp of castile soap (have also used Dr.Bronners before) and 6 Tbsp of vinegar and then added just a bit of water to get it to a sort of soft ice cream consistency.
I put it into a squeeze bottle (or you can just keep it in a container and dip your cloth into that) and it works great on tubs and sinks or on the inside of cupboards.
Now, I've got clean teeth, tubs, sinks and cupboards...if only I could find some magical way of getting clean (very high) walls that didn't involve me waaay up a ladder. ;-)