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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.

      from CHM

    • #397556

      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.

    • #404018

      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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