Try These 3 Non-Toxic Ways to Remove Mold From Your Home

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Discover three clever tricks for killing mold and mildew. There are pros and cons of each, but all three work, and you most likely already have one of these in your cupboard.

The natural ingredients that can kill mold are: Tea tree oil (an essential oil found in most health food stores), grapefruit seed extract and vinegar.

Mold can be dangerous to your health, even if you aren’t allergic. Many people react to mold by getting tired and even depressed. Try to stay on top of moisture and mold as soon as either arises. Dry out anything that is damp, such as basements (use a dehumidifier) and carpets. Fix leaks in plumbing and roofs. Wipe up spills. Make sure water doesn’t escape from shower curtains.

Vigilance will pay off!

Tea Tree Treasure

This spray is really good against for mold and mildew. I’ve used it on a mold from leaking roof, on a musty bureau, a musty rug and a moldy shower curtain, and the mold was removed. Tea tree oil is really expensive, but it does miracles for long time. Have on mind that the smell of tea tree oil is strong, but it will dissipate in a few days.

2 teaspoons tea tree oil
2 cups water
Combine them in in a spray bottle, shake the bottle and spray on problematic areas. Do not rinse. You will make about 2 cups, and it lasts forever.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

The benefit of using grapefruit seed extract rather than tea tree oil against mold is that it doesn’t smell.

20 drops grapefruit seed extract
2 cups water
Combine them in in a spray bottle, shake the bottle and spray on problematic areas. Do not rinse. You will make about 2 cups, and it lasts forever.

Vinegar Spray

Traditional vinegar apparently kills 82 percent of mold. Put some white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle, spray on the area with mold, and leave it without rinsing if you can stand the smell. It will disappear in a few hours. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can add essential oils for a better scent.

h/t: timeforhealthyfood.com

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