Homemade scouring powder
This recipe uses borax, which is available at your chemist, hardware store or online. It is a salt which was very popular in the old days as a cleaning agent.
Mix together ½ cup each of baking soda, borax and salt. Store in a large shaker and use as a scouring powder. Note: If you can find a silica sachet to pop in the shaker, it will stop the mixture from clumping due to moisture.