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Mold comes in many forms, some of it toxic. This article looks at how to clean mold and mildew of the everyday, not toxic, variety using blends of essential oil.
Caution: Wear gloves, safety glasses, and a mask when cleaning up mold to avoid eye irritation from accidental splash back and to avoid absorbing mold spores into your body.
Tea tree essential oil is a top choice for cleaning mold. This blend will often work:
Thyme is another of the essential oils for cleaning mold. Blend the following ingredients in a spray bottle.
Shake well. Spray on moldy surfaces. Wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge.
Source: The Naturally Clean Home
Let's look at other options on how to remove mold that's more stubborn.
Here's a recipe with borax, which adds some scrubbing power:
Tip: For a more powerful effect, let the mixture remain on the mold for about an hour before scrubbing
For stronger but still safe mold removal with essential oils:
Mix in spray bottle, and shake well before using.
Another essential oil blend for mold:
If you have a mold or mildew buildup, spray the surface and leave the blend on it for a few hours. Wipe surface with a soft cloth. Spray the surface again and let dry without rinsing.
Click here for a book on how to remove mold that's toxic.
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