In this latest post, I show you how to make natural DIY grout cleaner using safe, plant-based and cost-effective ingredients.
Cleaning the grout in the shower is NOT one of my favourite house-keeping activities. I have to admit, the space between our shower tiles was getting quite dark and dirty. I knew the only way I would be motivated to do something about it was to find a great all-natural DIY recipe.
When it comes to DIY recipes, I have strict boundaries. We are a busy family of 5 plus one crazy, lovable cat. Any recipe I use must:
- Require minimal ingredients (2 – 5 maximum)
- Contain easy-to-find ingredients
- Be super quick to make
And this particular recipe checked off all the boxes!
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Natural DIY grout cleaner recipe
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl. Apply the paste to dirty grout. Leave for 15 minutes then clean using an old toothbrush or grout brush.
You can play with the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide proportions. This particular recipe makes a watery paste so if you notice it doesn’t stick, reduce the peroxide or add more baking soda. Be careful not to make it too dry! Otherwise, the paste will flake off.
Tip: if your shower is how mine was and there’s A LOT of dirty grout to clean, take on a little at a time. I set a goal for myself to tackle it all over 5 days. I set a reminder in my phone so I wouldn’t forget. This reduced the overwhelm and gave me quick wins, which kept me motivated.
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