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.
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!