Homemade Scouring Powder

by Niky (UK)

Here’s a simple recipe for making your own homemade scouring powder. Replace your commercial scouring powder with the following recipe to save some of your hard earned cash….


  • Egg shells
  • Laundry Detergent


  1. Wash and dry empty eggshells.
  2. Ground dry shells into fine powder.
  3. Mix powder with detergent in a 2:1 ratio respectively.
  4. Your scouring powder is ready for use.

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Scouring saucepans
by: Angela
Fill your pan with water, then add a sliced onion and one desert spoon of salt. Boil then leave to soak overnight. In the morning the residue should wash away easily.

Totally cost free
by: Brian
Thanks Nky
I guess if you use one of the Savvy Homemade Laundry Detergents you would have a totally cost free scouring powder :-)
Here’s another option if you already have the ingredients below.

1 cup baking soda
1 cup borax
1 cup regular salt

Mix the ingredients and store them in an airtight container. Use as you would any shop bought scouring powder.

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