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Cleaning grout can be tricky, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, where the floor tiles get a lot of action from kids and pets.

Instead of buying a store bought cleaner, you can easily whip up a natural and non-toxic grout cleaner at home. Switching to homemade grout cleaner and natural tile cleaner is both simple and cost-effective. Chances are, you already have all the necessary ingredients on hand, making the transition effortless and budget-friendly.

This DIY grout cleaner is easy to make and works well, giving your grout a clean, fresh look. Let me show you how to put it together using everyday items from your kitchen.

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Supplies

  • Baking Soda
  • Castille Soap
  • Lemon Essential Oils (the scent is your choice)
  • 1 cup Measuring cup
  • Tablespoon measuring spoon
  • ¼ cup measuring cup
  • 8-ounce Mason Jar

Instructions

  1. Take ¼ cup of baking soda and pour it into the mason jar. If you’ve got a funnel, use it to avoid making a mess.
baking soda
  1. Add two tablespoons of baking soda to the jar.
  2. Measure out one tablespoon of Castille soap and toss it in the jar.
castille soap
  1. Add 10-15 lemon essential oil drops into the jar (it is totally your call; it’s just for the scent).
essential oil being poured
  1. Fill up the rest of the jar with water.
making grout cleaner
  1. Give the mason jar a good shake.
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And that’s it. Now, you can use your DIY grout cleaner at home.

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How to Use

Before you use it each time, give the mason jar or whatever container you’ve got a good shake.

The stuff tends to settle when sitting around, so you might notice the ingredients separating. It’s all good; shake it up, and you’re good to go!

Once it’s shaken, here’s what you will do next to clean your grout:

  1. Apply the DIY grout cleaner directly to the grout using a grout brush, toothbrush, or even your fingers (with gloves on). Ensure thorough coverage. Let it sit for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Grab the grout brush or toothbrush and start scrubbing. Focus on smaller areas to give extra attention to spots that need more cleaning. You might need to put in a bit of elbow grease, but trust me, it’s worth it.
  3. After scrubbing, rinse the area with warm water to remove any leftover grout cleaner residue. If you’re cleaning floors, mop the area with a bucket of warm water. You can also take a microfiber cloth to wipe down the surface.

This DIY grout cleaner is suitable for all colored grout, including gray or black grout. No matter the color, you should get great results without causing any damage to the grout.

Tips for Keeping Your Grout Clean

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean your grout regularly to prevent dirt, mold, or mildew accumulation.
  • Use Gentle Cleaners: Avoid harsh cleaners and opt for products with a neutral pH balance to protect your grout.
  • Seal It: Grout is porous and tends to absorb dirt and moisture. Regularly seal your grout to prevent fading and mold growth.
  • Grout Pen: For colored grout, keep a grout pen handy. These pens are waterproof, mess-free, and perfect for coloring over existing grout. If you notice fading, a quick touch-up with a grout pen can bring it back to its original color, keeping your colored grout looking its best.

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Homemade Grout Cleaner

Easily whip up this powerful DIY grout cleaner using everyday items from your kitchen or bathroom, and watch your grout transform for a fresh, clean look.

Ingredients
  

  • Baking Soda
  • Castille Soap
  • Lemon Essential Oils (the scent is your choice)
  • 1 cup Measuring cup
  • Tablespoon measuring spoon
  • ¼ cup measuring cup
  • 8 ounce Mason Jar

Instructions
 

  • Take ¼ cup of baking soda and pour it into the mason jar. If you’ve got a funnel, use it to avoid making a mess.
  • Add two tablespoons of baking soda to the jar.
  • Measure out one tablespoon of Castille soap and toss it in the jar.
  • Add 10-15 lemon essential oil drops into the jar (it is totally your call; it’s just for the scent).
  • Fill up the rest of the jar with water.
  • Give the mason jar a good shake.
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