Scour Cleaning Paste User Guide

Scour Cleaning Paste User Guide - Humble Suds

Our SCOUR Cleaning Paste is so versatile you may find yourself inventing new uses for it. Scour uses the power of baking soda combined with plant-based castile soap and essential oils to cut through the film on your tile and grout as well as polish and deodorize your sinks and tubs.

Scour works wonders on:

  • Ovens and stovetops
  • Pots + pans 
  • Sinks & tubs
  • Tile & grout
  • Tea kettles
  • Fine china and everyday dishware
  • Delicates + swimwear
  • Jewelry gunk
  • Microwave grime
  • Refrigerator shelves
  • Garbage disposal smells
  • Toilet bowls 
  • Sticker residue
  • Veggies + fruit (it’s food-safe!)


For a majority of uses, the following directions apply:

  1. First, wet the area to be cleaned with Humble Suds All Purpose cleaner or water. Then, scoop out a small amount of Scour with a clean spoon. (It's best not to introduce new bacteria into the container by using your hands or dirty sponges.) Sprinkle around the surface and scrub with a sponge in circular motions.
  2. Lastly, rinse well. 

Note: we highly recommend starting with a small amount and adding more only as needed. Since it is baking soda based, too much can result in residue, particularly on a stovetop or in an oven. A little goes a long way.

Scour is a non-abrasive product but If you are looking for something with more grit, after scooping out the Scour, you can add kosher salt to your surface prior tp scrubbing, Do not put salt into the Scour container. 

To best preserve your Scour, check to ensure the lid is on your jar securely. This will prevent unwanted drying. Also, try to keep water out of the container when using it. If your Scour has hardened from time or accidental overexposure, break up the mixture slightly with a utensil and add simply a teaspoon of water at a time until soft and usable.  

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For a more detailed instruction list on how to use Scour in different situations, see below:


To begin, spray the oven with All Purpose Spray or wet with water. Next, sprinkle scour in the oven and begin rubbing in circular motions. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Wipe down with water. Spray All Purpose and let sit for a few minutes before wiping. 


To remove baked-on grease, wet the pan and apply Scour to areas that need attention. Scrub with a sponge and rinse.

For baked-on grease inside the pot or pan, dissolve a scoop of Scour in the pan with hot water. Depending on the severity, let sit a few minutes or overnight. Rinse, scrub if needed and dry.


Follow main directions listed above. 


First, dissolve Scour in warm water in a sink or bowl. Then, add clothing items and let soak until the water cools. Remove and hang dry. 


First, dissolve Scour in a small amount of hot water and pour it into a bowl of cold/room temp water. Next, add produce to water and let soak for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry.


First, scoop out a dollap of Scour and drop it into the toilet. Then, let it dissolve. Swish, scrub and flush. 


First, dissolve Scour in hot water and add jewelry. Soak until water cools. Rinse and dry.


Is Scour Abrasive?

No, it isn't. Even though it is baking soda based, it is incredibly gentle on surfaces. If you prefer a bit more grit, you can add a bit of kosher salt when applying the product.

Is Scour Safe on All Surfaces?

Scour is a very basic product in terms of PH meaning it will not damage stone surfaces. Though it does have citrus oils, they are not of any strength to harm a marble or granite stone. It is safe for all sealed surfaces. However, we always recommend spot testing prior to applying liberally. 

Does Scour Clean?

Yes, our castile soap removes germs while the baking soda aids in removing particles and deodorizing.