Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

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Make Your Own - Natural Grout Cleaner

Natural Grout Cleaner by Conscious by Chloé

Grout Cleaner


  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup borax
  • 2 tablespoons powdered oxygen bleach
  • Hot water



  1. In a small bowl, mix the borax, baking soda and oxygen bleach.
  2. Add just enough hot water to make a thick paste and stir to combine.
  3. Once the hot water is added, use the cleaner immediately.
  4. Spread the paste over dirty, moldy or mildewy grout.
  5. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Scrub gently with a toothbrush.
  7. Rinse.


Acidic cleaners can damage grout, so a safer mixture like this one is preferable to clean dirty, moldy or mildewy grout.

This recipe was inspired by Erica Strauss' in The Hands-On Home. And here's the complete Natural Cleaning Products Guide.