Cleaning Tile Grout The Natural Way


My husband and I purchased our home pre-construction. We got to choose the flooring so downstairs in our kitchen, front door and bathroom it’s tiled.  No matter how many times I have mopped and cleaned my floor the grout it not the color it was when we moved in 9 years ago. With a baby who is now getting around quite well I wanted to clean the group but using natural products so  I came up with a simple cleaner formula.  


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Natural Tile Grout Cleaner
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  1. 1 1/2 cups of baking soda
  2. 1 cups of warm water
  3. 1 cup of vinegar
  4. 1 -2 toothbrushes
  1. Take the baking soda and warm water and mix together then slowly add the vinegar (I say slowly because you do not want this to become a science experiment). Mix completely until blended, it should be a paste mixture. If not add a bit more baking soda. Then take the toothbrush and dip into the mixture and clean the grout. You will need to use a bit more elbow grease. When your done your grout will look like a completely different color! Nice and clean! Take a rag and by hand clean off the baking soda film and then mop as normal.
  1. I had to use 2 toothbrushes to clean my small kitchen area. Toothbrushes are fairly inexpensive and sometimes you can get them for free at CVS or Walgreens. Keep an eye out for their deals and stock up to use for cleaning your grout!
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 I was amazed at the difference! See for yourself!

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How does your grout in your tile look? How do you clean them to look new? 

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  1. I love the idea of cleaning with something natural versus something filled with harmful chemicals.

  2. Awsome information, thank you for sharing with us. Great idea!

  3. Toothbrushes are one of my favorite cleaning tools! I will definitely try this recipe- I am constantly battling with my shower grout!

  4. Wow, that really is a big difference even though you used all natural cleansers! I have tile in my bathroom and in the family room, I am going to have to try this, thanks for the suggestion!

  5. That is so easy, I love that I have everything needed on hand too. Better than using chemicals for sure!

  6. My grout looks WAY worse than yours…especially in the shower! Need to try this for sure!

  7. Ugh this is something we all fight over.. and never do.. i know we should..

  8. Nice! Looks like painstaking work!

  9. Nicole,
    You were reading my mind. I’ll try this method on my tiles!

  10. That is a great recipe. I could use this on my bathroom floors.

  11. What a fantastic ‘recipe.’ We have some grout that needs cleaning!

  12. Heyyy this is great! I’ve seen recipes for cleaners on pinterest that included lots of harmful ingredients. My tile is on my kitchen counter, so I hate to use stuff like Ammonia on it. Thanks!!!

  13. melissa says:

    This looks like something that would make my life easier! Thanks so much!

  14. Is this post like a sign or something? You must have seen my shower tile πŸ™ lol – thanks for the tip and the prompt to get busy!

  15. We’ve done this too. It is a lot of work, but if you are trying to get out some stubborn stains it works great.

  16. Love this! I usually use this cleaner with bleach and it’s just so strong and hard to wash off.

  17. Great idea and the smell isn’t too bad. That’s the toughest thing for me is buying toxic smelling products for the bathroom and feeling like I’m going to pass out before I finish! At least I like the vinegar smell!

  18. Grout is soooooo hard to clean! I’ve got to try this!

  19. this seemed to work well, I will have to try this… my grout could use a cleaning.

  20. I really like your recipe. It’s always the painstaking jobs we tend to procrastinate on. You did a beautiful job. πŸ™‚

  21. lisa jones says:

    This Is Awesome I Have To Try Mine Really Need A Good Cleaning!!

  22. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I love using baking soda for cleaning because it works so while and is not harsh on most smooth surfaces. Thanks for sharing.

  23. baking soda and vinegar do wonders!

  24. Angela S says:

    It’s just amazing what a little vinegar and baking soda can do. I am impressed with the results!

  25. Paula Parker says:

    It’s a good cleaning mixture! Love this!

  26. Love this tip! I really don’t like to use harsh chemicals and it is amazing what baking soda and vinegar can do!

  27. Love using natural items to clean instead of chemicals. So many benefits. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Don Purdum says:

    WOW! Thanks for sharing. I was just about to start cleaning our this weekend. The timing is perfect!

  29. Ooooh! I’ve been looking for a more child/pregnant-safe way of cleaning the bathroom! Thanks for the great tip!

  30. Great natural way to do this and it looks like it does an awesome job!

  31. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have some grout that I am trying to clean and my cleaner is not doing a good job. i will try this asap.

  32. Wow, that is a big difference in the tile grout! I love the after shot! Looks so clean! And I love the natural approach.

  33. What a huge difference!! My grout is nasty!

  34. Wow! The grout looks so much better! I need to try this on mine.

  35. Awesome information! Love that its items straight from the pantry!

  36. Bookmarked. Baking Soda just has a multitude of uses!

  37. Will definitely do this really soon.

  38. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I clean grout like this too,but not with a toothbrush..a scrub brush works too, and gets more at a time.

  39. michele d says:

    Toothbrushes are great but I have a steam machine that really helps me a lot. Baking Soda is also great to use on grout.
    Great post.

  40. Thank you I seriously needed these tips. Will be doing it tomorrow.

  41. I love that you found a natural way to clean it instead. It came out much lighter and brighter.

  42. Baking soda and vinegar are wonderful cleaners together. With a toothbrush it’s almost an unstoppable combination! Toothbrushes are an amazing cleaning tool and I have one for almost every room in the house.

  43. Wow, very good to know!! Our grout could use this!!

  44. This is much effective to get those tiny areas in between tiles.

  45. This looks awesome! A great trick to have up my sleeve for that pesky grout I hate cleaning!

  46. I also use natural cleaning too!

  47. OOOoooOOO this is so easy to make. We just reno’ed our kitchen so we’ve been living in the basement. The laundry room runs into the living area so the tile in there has seen a lot of traffic. The grout is terrible and will need a good cleaning once we are moved back upstairs. Thanks for this!!

  48. really informative. i’ll try this in our bathroom

  49. Ralff Dizon says:

    I don’t clean that much, because my wife does it, i will going to share this to my wife.

  50. You can definitely tell the difference. It looks like you did a fabulous job.

  51. The grout came out looking pretty good! I don’t know that I have the patience to scrub with a toothbrush though lol.

  52. Nice! Great post Nicole! Just found your site and looking forward to more!

  53. GRRR cleaning Tile grout one of the evils of the world LOL Don’t have the time or patience to clean with a toothbrush life is too short for that LOL

  54. Wow this is awesome you did a great job. I will have to try this.

  55. This is pretty sweet.. we don’t really have any tile in this house, that I can think of.. just hardwood floors, you got something special for that? lol

  56. Patricia says:

    Wow that did a great job. Such a simple formula yet it works! Very nice!

  57. Jeez, I never clean grout. I think I have little grout cleaning fairies.

  58. I m going yo have to try this

  59. Aah! You made my tiles cleaning task so easy. Thanks for sharing the tile cleaning tip

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