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Grout can be a big pain in the rear. We recently moved out of a home that not only had it in the bathrooms, but also on the kitchen counter. I will be the first to tell you that I now absolutely despise it and if I never have to clean it again? It’ll be too soon. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m going to get that lucky. Fortunately though, when I do have to cross that bridge, it won’t be much of an issue. At least not as long as I have my homemade grout cleaner nearby. I firmly believe that cleaning should be as easy as possible and with cleaners like this, there is no reason for it to be complicated.
If you’re looking for something to really get your grout clean, this is it. It comes together in just a couple of minutes and it works with basically no scrubbing. I love that part. No scrubbing. Seriously. All cleaners need to be no scrub because this Momma doesn’t do hands and knees scrubbing the floors. I’m sure you all agree. When you make this, you’ll likely react the same way that I did the first time I used it. With shock and amazement that it works as well as it does.
Easy Homemade Grout Cleaner
For families who are looking to ditch chemical cleaners in favor of natural cleaners, this one is perfect. It’s non-toxic so it won’t harm your kids or pets. It’s also incredibly budget (Six Dollar Family) friendly which only makes it even better in my book. What more can you ask of a cleaner? Non-toxic, budget friendly and did I mention? No scrub! It’s one of my favorite homemade cleaners that I make simply because it really is incredibly easy. This DIY includes essential oils (shocker, huh). I prefer to use NOW Foods brands essential oils here in our home. They’re every bit as high quality as the more expensive brands and they’re a lot more budget friendly. You, of course, can use whichever brand you prefer. Just be sure it is oil and not juice.
You Will Need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 2 Tablespoons Castile soap (or make your own homemade Castile soap)
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- An old toothbrush
In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients above and mix well until it forms a paste. You want it to be thick enough to spread into the grout, but not so thick that it hardens up before you can use it.
Spread a thick layer of your homemade grout cleaner onto each line of grout. Make sure you cover it well. It won’t have a bleaching effect on colors so if you get it on your colored tiles it’s okay.
Let your homemade grout cleaner dry fully. Then, using a toothbrush dipped in clean water, give it a quick go over once or twice. No, this doesn’t qualify as scrubbing unless your grout is horribly dirty. Rinse and enjoy your new white grout! If by chance yours didn’t come fully clean, repeat the process. You shouldn’t have to do more than two applications for it to get things all sparkly and looking great!