Do you want to make your own homemade grout cleaner and clean up your yucky grout? Keep reading for this non-toxic natural grout cleaner recipe!
If you have tile floors, you know how gross the grout gets after awhile. In my kitchen, my tile is an off-white color and my grout was almost black. Yuck!
I hate to admit it, but I had never really given my grout a deep clean since we have lived in the house (6 years). Of course, I mop my floors regularly, but the grout sits a little lower, so it never really gets fully cleaned. I decided It was time to deep clean my grout.
Since, I try and stick with homemade, natural cleaning products. I set out to come up with a solution to my dirty grout problem. Of course, I didn’t need to look any further than my green cleaning arsenal. I already had the ingredients I needed on hand: baking soda + hydrogen peroxide.
I applied the cleaner directly onto my grout and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then, I scrubbed it with an old toothbrush. It made a huge difference! The dirt came up relatively easily, and then I wiped up the grout cleaner with a moist sponge.
Tips for using natural grout cleaner
This recipe makes roughly two cups of grout cleaner. Depending on your area and how much time you have, you may want to clean your grout in stages.
Keep in mind that cleaning your grout by hand is labor-intensive! Cleaning a 3×3 square took me over an hour. It looked amazing afterward, but also took me several days to clean all of the grout in my kitchen.
Set your expectations and set aside a couple of days to clean your grout with this homemade grout cleaner. After all that work, it will be worth it!
Ingredients for homemade grout cleaner
- 2 cups baking soda
- 2/3 cup hydrogen peroxide
How to make homemade grout cleaner
- Mix ingredients together until paste forms.
- Apply directly to the grout and let sit 10 minutes.
- Scrub with a toothbrush and wipe up leftover grout cleaner with a sponge.
Did you try this tutorial for homemade grout cleaner? Let us know how it worked out in the comments below!