Easy DIY cleaning hack will make your sink sparkle like Mrs Hinch’s does

If you’re a fan of the Cleanfluencers of Instagram then you’re all about getting every inch of your home looking sparkling and new.

So, it may annoy you that within a day of washing out your sink it begins to look dirty again… little bits of food or soap bubble imprints (and don’t get us started on that slightly tarnished look around the edges).

Plus, microbiologist Charles Gerba told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that there is more faecal matter in the average kitchen sink than there is in a flushed toilet.

That's because people associate the sink with being a "clean zone" and so don't actually take the time to scrub it down even though it comes in contact with dirty things all day long.

Charles recommended washing the sink daily.

So, we found this cheap routine by clean queen @cleanmama which will make your sink sparkle every day (and it will be far more hygienic).

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The cleaning tip is all natural – so that means no nasty chemicals in sight.

On her blog, Clean Mama, Becky said: “My favourite DIY recipe is also my favourite nightly ritual – the Nightly Sink Scrub.”

So here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two cups of baking soda
  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops of clove essential oil
  • Dish soap
  • A container with a lid
  • A sanitary scrubbing brush (i.e use only for the sink wash.

Then, here’s the method:

  1. Put the baking soda in the jar
  2. Add your oils on top of the soda
  3. Stir the two to combine using a kitchen knife
  4. Make your sink wet
  5. Sprinkle the mixture liberally in the sink
  6. Squirt in some dish soap
  7. Scrub scrub scrub with a sink-safe (hygienic) scrubber
  8. Rinse

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You can use different essential oils if you have them at home: eucalyptus, tea tree and spearmint would all work well.

This quick, cheap and home made method could make your sink look brand new.

The odour absorbing qualities of the baking soda and the anti-bacterial effects of the essential oils will also ensure that your sink smells heavenly and is free of nasty germs and bacteria.

You can buy baking soda for as little as £1 for 500g from Poundland while essential oils will set you back a little more at £2.09 and £2.29 respectively from Amazon.

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