1-Ingredient All Natural, Non-Toxic Tile & Grout Cleaner + Antibacterial Toilet Brush

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I cannot handle fumes or scents. You know, like Pine-Sol or the dreaded Fabuloso (don’t get me started there!) My little one and I have some issues with our skin and cannot tolerate ANYTHING that is not 100% natural. With that said, cleaning our grout in our kitchen was just something I would deal with “later.” I guess you never really realize how dirty and soiled the grout in your kitchen can be until you clean a portion of it. YIKES.

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Here in Florida I happen to do my “Spring cleaning” here in the fall. It is cooler and we can open the windows. Often come March it is too hot for that. I was determined to get my grout shiny clean and my 8 year old was eager to help me. She thought it would be “fun.” HAHAHA

This is what my kitchen floor looked like before we got started:

full-kitchen-before

The dark grout is not supposed to be dark. YUK! Now to be completely honest with you, we sweep a lot and mop the floor quite a bit, but we have lived here for almost 4 years and I had never cleaned the grout. I know, I know. GROSS.

I set out with 1 ingredient, a bucket of warm water, 2 scrub brushes (remember my little one was going to help me?) and rubber gloves. The ingredient is, are you ready for this…VINEGAR. That is it. 100% straight vinegar. Since it is non-toxic, you don’t really need gloves, but I certainly didn’t want my hands smelling like feet later on. 

We got down our our hands and knees like Cinderella and I poured some vinegar (quite a generous amount) on the grout and let it sit for about 1 minute. Then we started scrubbing it with our brushes. 

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My little one is quite against any type of chore that requires “elbow grease” and we soon discovered it wasn’t really needed! We worked our way across nearly 1,000 square feet of tile, scooching around on our hands an knees and often sitting in the vinegar. We smelled like stinky feet all over our bottoms and knees, but by golly, it was WORKING!

Here is the after picture of our kitchen floor:

full-kitchen-after

I haven’t tried it in the shower yet. I imagine it might be more scrubbing since it is not just dirt and soil in the shower, rather mildew and other nastiness. I am a sucker for anything that kills germs and cleans though, and vinegar does BOTH!

Speaking of bathrooms and germs, I was super thrilled when Tyroler contacted me about a couple of their cleaning products. They have a antibacterial toilet brush they wanted to send me to try out. I am a GERMAPHOBE friends, so I was like “heck yea!” Send me something that will keep the toilet germs at bay!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review. I was not financially compensated for this post.  All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company and/or its affiliates in any way. 

toilet-brush
I have always been super grossed out by toilet brushes. I mean, think about it – you are cleaning a TOILET with it. There has been all sorts of poo and urine in that bowl before. and your brush goes from the dripping water to the cheap plastic holder that creates a puddle of bacteria. They are having a pool party in that holder. 

This toilet brush has pretty thick silicone bristles that cannot capture bacteria. I had no problem cleaning my bowl with it and was delighted that I was not transporting a plethora of bacteria to the brush holder. This is what it says on the website:

  • The brush never wears out or changes its shape, maintaining perfect cleaning.
  • No need to press for perfect cleaning. Soft brush fibers require gentle, effortless cleaning. The lighter the touch, the better the cleaning results.
  • Clean design compatible with all restrooms.
  • The brush’s unique design reaches all toilet parts, reducing cleaning time.
  • Ergonomic handle also made of 100% silicone.
  • The unique canister provides the brush with unmatched stability! No more detergent floor spills! Unique canister design with special silicone ribs, with automatic collapse mechanism for inadvertent motions such as impact, movement, or push, keep the canister stable preventing it from turning over and falling.
  • Can wash and disinfect with any detergent and temperature.
  • Tyroler brush consists of many thick, smooth bristles, each directly attached to the brush head with enough space between bristles to prevent dirt and bacteria buildup. This is opposed to traditional brushes where large bristle groups are inserted through small holes in the brush head, pushing bristles together at the base and spreading them at the tip, thus capturing dirt and allowing bacterial growth.

You want one now too, right? You can get it at this link

If you want something you can make that is natural and non-toxic to keep your bowl nice and clean”er” then you should check out this:  3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs with FREE Printable Label.

Written by Carrie

Carrie

Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.

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