Green clean scum and toothpaste-covered sinks and vanities with hot water and a natural dishwashing soap like Mrs. Meyer’s (28 cents/oz). Cost: 56 cents/wash.

To disinfect, make a soft scrub mix made from Women’s Voices for the Earth’s green all-purpose cleaner recipe. Cost: 80 cents/16 oz.

Or make a creamy soft scrub mix of baking soda, castile soap, glycerin, and essential fragrance oils that will foam up and clean away dirty sink and vanity problem. Cost: $3/20 oz.

You can use the soft-scrub mix all over the house, and castile soap (40 cents/oz) can double as a body wash or shampoo.