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    Three Ways to Kill Mold Naturally


    A proliferation of mold and mildew can be the hallmark of hot and humid
    summers. I have a friend who has green mold growing on the shoes in her
    closet! A humidifier might be the best help for her, but there are also
    three natural materials that can be used as a spray to kill mold and
    mildew. They are all an excellent substitute for less environmentally
    safe bleach.

    Learn these three tricks for killing mold and mildew. One of these you
    most likely already have in your kitchen cupboard:

    Over the years I have found three natural ingredients that kill mold:
    tea tree oil (an essential oil found in most health food stores),
    grapefruit seed extract, and vinegar. There are pros and cons of each,
    but all three work. Vinegar is by far the cheapest. Tea tree oil is
    expensive, but it is a broad spectrum fungicide and seems to kill all
    the mold families it contacts. The problem is that it has a very strong
    smell, but that dissipates in a few days. Grapefruit seed extract is
    also expensive, but has no smell. Click here for how to use these three
    ingredients in your home, to kill mold and mildew.

    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
    Nothing natural works for mold and mildew as well as this spray. I've
    used it successfully on a moldy ceiling from a leaking roof, on a musty
    bureau, a musty rug, and a moldy shower curtain. Tea tree oil is
    expensive, but a little goes a very long way. Note that the smell of tea
    tree oil is very strong, but it will dissipate in a few days.

    2 teaspoons tea tree oil
    2 cups water
    Combine in a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on problem areas.
    Do not rinse.
    Makes 2 cups
    Preparation Time: Under a minute
    Shelf Life: Indefinite
    Storage: Leave in the spray bottle

    * Grapefruit Seed Extract
    The advantage of using grapefruit seed extract instead of tea tree oil
    for killing mold is that it is odorless.


    20 drops grapefruit seed extract
    2 cups water

    Combine in a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on problem areas.
    Do not rinse.

    Makes 2 cups
    Preparation Time: A minute or so
    Shelf Life: Indefinite
    Storage: Leave in the spray bottle

    * Vinegar Spray
    Straight vinegar reportedly kills 82 percent of mold. Pour some white
    distilled vinegar straight into a spray bottle, spray on the moldy area,
    and let set without rinsing if you can put up with the smell. It will
    dissipate in a few hours.

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    Thanks for this...we have a problem with mold/mildew on our bathroom walls and ceiling. The house is old and there's no fan in the bathroom, so all the steam from our showers just collects and sits there.
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    There are excellent!! I have a friend whos basement needs help, I would hate to see people get sick too!! Thanks !!!
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