Natural Cleaning

Can Vinegar Kill Germs? (Or Are There Better Natural Options?)

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Vinegar is widely used by the Eco-community as a natural antibacterial disinfectant but can vinegar really kill germs? Well, the short answer is yes, but not all of them, and in some instances, it may need help. Let me explain… The Scientific Teaser As of early 2020, there is very little scientific evidence that shows …

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15 Things You Should Never Clean With Vinegar And Why

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Grout that hasn’t been sealed or needs to be resealed due to age or damage should never be cleaned with vinegar. This is because grout contains cement which is a base, and therefore the acid of the vinegar will begin to neutralize it.
In this instance, the vinegar will penetrate into the spaces of air and grime in the grout. It will then begin to disintegrate the cement content within the grout itself. If however, you have sealed the grout and it is kept in good condition, the vinegar won’t be an issue to you, (even on coloured grout).
As many people simply recommend cleaning grout with vinegar I have included a recipe and method for cleaning grout safely.