Homemade Grout Cleaner

This homemade grout cleaner  suggestion is anecdotal in nature. Please read our disclaimer.

homemade grout cleaner

When cleaning a bathroom, be sure to pay particular attention to grout which can harbor mold or mildew if not properly maintained. If mildew does start to creep up on you, try cleaning with a toothbrush. Spray or sponge on cleaner, wait a few minutes, then rinse well with clean water. If the stains are particularly stubborn, you may want to use a stronger dilution or repeat process. But if you just want to get it done fast and you are handy with a screw gun, check out the video below for a Fabulous addition to every one's cleaning bucket. 

Homemade Grout Cleaner #1

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp. castile soap

Combine ingredients in a squeeze top container. Squeeze bathroom cleaner onto grout or tile and leave for five minutes. Scrub then rinse well. For deeper cleaning, leave on twice the time and/or apply twice.

Homemade Grout cleaner #2 (Instead of OxyClean)

  • 1 part Hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 parts water
  • 1 part washing soda

Combine all ingredients, but only make as much as you can use immediately.  This stuff looses it potency in a short period of time.

Homemade Grout Cleaner Advise on YouTube

Some Common Ingredients and Why They Work

Here is our list of natural products that can be used to substitute commercial household cleaning products.  Use them alone, or in recipes to combine their strength and cleaning power.

  1. Baking Soda - cleans, deodorizes and scours.
  2. Castile Soap - unscented soap in liquid form is biodegradable. Avoid soaps with petroleum distillates.
  3. Cornstarch - can be used to clean windows, polish furniture, shampoo carpets and rugs.
  4. Isopropyl Alcohol - is an excellent disinfectant.
  5. Lemon - one of the strongest food-acids, effective against most household bacteria.
  6. Washing Soda - or SAL soda is sodium carbonate decahydrate, a mineral. Washing soda cuts grease, removes stains, softens water, cleans walls, tiles and sinks.
  7. White Vinegar - cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up.

EarthEasy.com has this to say about Borax...

Is Borax Safe? Borax is considered a mild skin irritant similar to baking soda. The MSDS lists borax as a health hazard of 1, similar to salt and baking soda. A health concern with borax is with its potential to disrupt the reproductive system. Studies have not been done in humans regarding this; however, potential reproductive issues in mice are suspected from high levels of ingested borax. Use of borax for home cleaning formulas, where no borax is ingested, has not been shown to pose health hazards. Borax is a natural substance which is non-carcinogenic, does not accumulate in the body, or absorb through the skin. It is not harmful to the environment.