It is of course, non-toxic, and usable on just about anything, from counter tops to pots and pans. To make the basic scrub, you simply need baking soda, as well as essential oil for scent. The advantage of this is that there are a variety of different essential oils out there--if you're tired of the typical commercial cleaner smells, you can make your cleaning scrub smell just about any way you want. To make a more powerful scrub, you can add Borax to the baking soda mixture. The result is a very inexpensive and easy-to-make surface cleaner that works on just about anything!