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Crafting Natural and Eco-Friendly Solutions for Homemade Tile Cleaning

Homemade Tile Cleaner

Life is full of surprises, but dirty tiles don’t have to be one of them! Welcome to a world of sparkling tiles and an earth-friendly lifestyle. I’m Priyanka Khurana Goyal, your guide to natural homemade eco-friendly tile cleaning solutions. Let’s break free from the clutches of harsh commercial tile cleaners that not only harm your tiles but also pose risks to your health and that of your furry friends. Say goodbye to those chemical nightmares and join me on a journey where we harness the power of nature to restore the beauty of your tiles. In this article, we’ll explore simple and effective DIY methods to clean tiles, ensuring a clean and healthy home that’s safe for everyone.

Ingredients for Homemade Tile Cleaners:

  • White Vinegar:

Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and effective at breaking down grease and grime on tiles. It helps remove stains, eliminates odours, and leaves tiles looking clean and shiny.

  • Essential Oil (optional):

Essential oils, such as lavender, lemon, or tea tree, can be added for a pleasant fragrance and additional antimicrobial properties. They also help mask the vinegar scent, leaving a fresh and aromatic ambiance.

  • Baking Soda:

Baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive, aiding in the removal of tough stains and grime from tiles. It helps neutralise odours and can provide extra cleaning power when combined with vinegar.

  • Lemon Juice:

Lemon juice contains citric acid, which acts as a natural bleach and disinfectant. It helps dissolve mineral deposits and grime, leaving tiles with a bright and refreshed appearance.

  • Tea Tree Oil:

 Tea tree oil is known for its antimicrobial properties. It can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mould on tiles, making it a great addition to a homemade tile cleaner.

Homemade Tile Cleaning Solutions Recipes

Tiles add elegance to our homes, but they can accumulate dirt and grime over time. Luckily, nature provides us with effective cleaning agents that are safe for both our health and the environment. Let’s dive into some fantastic natural ingredients that work wonders on tiles.

1. All-Purpose Tile Cleaner

All-Purpose Tile Cleaner


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)


  1. Mix the vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  2. Add essential oil for a pleasant scent.
  3. Shake well before each use.
  4. Spray the solution onto the tiles and wipe clean with a cloth or mop.

2. Vinegar and Baking Soda Solution

Vinegar and Baking Soda Solution


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 gallon/ 3.78 litres warm water


  1. In a bucket, mix the vinegar and baking soda.
  2. Add warm water and stir well until the baking soda dissolves.
  3. Use a mop or sponge to apply the solution to the tiles.
  4. Wait for 15-20 minutes for better results. 
  5. Scrub gently and rinse with clean water.

3. Lemon Juice Solution

Lemon Juice Solution


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 gallon/ 3.78 litres warm water


  1. In a bucket, mix the lemon juice and warm water.
  2. Stir well to ensure the lemon juice is evenly distributed.
  3. Use a mop or sponge to apply the solution to the tiles.
  4. Scrub gently and rinse with clean water.

4. Tea Tree Oil and Water Spray

Tea Tree Oil and Water Spray


  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. Pour the water into a spray bottle.
  2. Add the tea tree oil and shake well.
  3. Spray the solution onto the tiles and let it sit for a few minutes.
  4. Wipe clean with a cloth or mop.
  5. You can add equal amounts of vinegar for cleaning tough stains. 

Tips for Using Natural Homemade Tile Cleaners

  • Test the solution on a small inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire surface.
  • Avoid using vinegar or lemon juice on natural stone tile, as they can cause etching.
  • Wear protective gloves before handling any active ingredients like vinegar, baking soda etc.
  • For stubborn stains, let the cleaning solution sit for a few minutes before scrubbing.
  • Rinse the tiles thoroughly with clean water after cleaning to remove any residue.
  • Store homemade solutions in labelled, tightly sealed containers, away from children and pets.


In conclusion, maintaining clean and beautiful tiles doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By harnessing the power of natural ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, citrus fruits, and essential oils, you can achieve spotless and eco-friendly tile cleaning results. Bid farewell to chemical-laden products and embrace a healthier, greener approach to cleaning. Your tiles and the environment will thank you!



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