How old am I? I am not telling, but I am old enough to remember when Soft Scrub first came on the market. My dad was so excited because after every trip to the lake with our ski boat, he would come home and scrub the boat down to remove all the "stuff". When Soft Scrub came on the market, he gave it a try. And wow was he excited. It was less messy than powdered cleansers because it clung to the surface of whatever you were cleaning. It was not gritty and still cleaned as well as Comet. Lately I have had a lot of success with Homemade Dishwasher Detergent and Air Freshener so I couldn't wait to try homemade Soft Scrub.