Organic Grout Cleaner for Kitchen and Baths

Using an organic grout cleaner is a safe and effective way to clean your bathroom tiles.  As an added bonus, it is also cheaper and environmentally friendly.

What you need – Salt, Baking Soda, Water, and one or two Lemons.

Directions for Making an Organic Grout Cleaner

bathroom grout cleaningIn a small bowl or cup, mix equal parts of salt and baking soda. Add just enough water to it to make a thick paste.  With a soft or medium brush, apply to tile walls and grout.  This scrubbing paste should help you remove the crud on the tile and the grout.  Then wipe off with a wet sponge. If you have any discoloration in the grout, apply lemon juice to it. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. This should remove some of the stain and help the grout keep its original color.

The salt in the cleaning mixture allows you to gently scrub those hard-to-reach places.The baking soda whitens a little as it cleans and both of them together act as a disinfectant.

Be careful not to procrastinate tile and grout cleaning too long because it only gets harder to clean the longer you wait.

Cleaning Kitchen Grout

For cleaning kitchen grout, be sure to remove as much of the grime as possible out of the grout before starting.  For a deeper cleaning, you may want to let the paste sit for a few minutes before scrubbing.

Cleaning Bathrooms

In the bathroom, you may also want to use a separate general disinfectant. Vinegar is a great option as it has been proven to kill 99% of bacteria. Just fill a spray bottle and spray it on.  However, recent studies have shown that using Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (the regular supermarket variety) after applying vinegar is even more effective.  A last solution you can use is Borax. Use ½ cup Borax to 1 gallon hot water.  You can actually also put ½ cup Borax into 1 gallon of vinegar to increase the effectiveness of the vinegar.  A last solution is 2 cups of Borax, ¼ cup lemon & 2 cups hot water.  Any of these are a great all-natural, organic grout cleaners and disinfectants.

*Want to know more? Read here: The Best Homemade Grout Cleaner Recipe 

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