Becoming the mother of a crawling toddler has made me very aware of the importance of cleaning with as natural of products as possible. Those little hands touch ALL surfaces and then go directly back into the mouth, ALL day long. It can be so easy for little ones to digest toxins from the cleaners we use! It is also very difficult to get any cleaning done if you have to worry about your little one being around unnatural cleaner fumes.
The solution: NATURAL, HOMEMADE CLEANERS!!!
It is a fine line, though, because it can be difficult to find a natural cleaner that is safe enough but still effective at killing germs. So I am on a mission to find natural cleaners that not only keep my family safe but also keep my house clean and germ-free!
Of course, another added bonus of making your own cleaners is saving tons of money since most of them can be made for pennies!
I have already tried multiple recipes that I was not pleased with so before I write a post on a new cleaner, it will have been tried and completely impressed me.
Tile and Grout Cleaner – The Recipe
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
Directions: Simply mix together the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap in a small squeeze-top container. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural whitener and cleaner, while baking soda helps scrub away stains and hard water buildup.
Tile and Grout Cleaner – The How-To
We have light grey tile/grout in our bathrooms and I began to notice that they had become very grungy, even with a weekly mopping. So, I take the squeeze bottle that I had mixed the recipe in, and put a thin line of it along every grout line that needed special attention (mainly high-traffic areas).
After leaving it on for 10-15 minutes, I went back and scrubbed them with a toothbrush and instantly got great results. Before wiping any of it up, I took a scrub brush, wet down the area with a natural kitchen cleaner and used the remaining grout cleaner left on the floor to thoroughly clean the tiles as well.
The last step is to give the whole floor a good moping. I actually did it three or four times to make sure all the baking soda was gone.
The results were BEAUTIFUL! And absolutely ZERO fumes!!
I hope you try this great cleaner and let me know what you think!