In this article we give you 3 tricks that will help you get rid of mildew and mold, and most probably you already have one of these two in your cupboard. Over the years, experts have found 3 completely natural ingredients that remove mold easily: tea tree oil, vinegar and grapefruit seed extract. Tea tree oil is an essential oil and you can find it in almost every healthy food store.
Of course, every mold-killing method has its own disadvantages, but these three work perfectly. Both tea tree oil and grapefruit extract are quite expensive. The difference between these two is that grapefruit seed extract has no smell, but they both remove mold extremely good.
The only problem regarding tea tree oil is that it has a pretty strong smell, but it dissipates within a few days. Grapefruit seed extract, on the other hand, is also expensive, but it has no smell. Vinegar is the cheapest product, but it is another strong-smelling product.
Even if you are not allergic, mold can be dangerous for you and your health. Depression and fatigue are some of the common reactions to mold. In order to prevent it, make sure you are always “two steps ahead of it.”
Dry out any wet items and rooms in your house, including your carpets and the basement. Use dehumidifier for that purpose. Also, fix any leaks in your roof or in the plumbing. Make sure you wipe up every spill. And last but certainly not least, make sure that the water does not go any further than your shower curtains.
Tea Tree Treasure
This spray will remove any mildew and mold like no other natural ingredient. You can use this spray on your musty bureau, the moldy ceiling caused by a leaking roof, your moldy shower curtain or the rug. Tea tree oil might be expensive, but at least it will solve your problem for good. It smells pretty strong, but it will dissipate within a few days.
- 2 tsp tea tree oil
- 2 cups water
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray any affected areas and your problem will soon disappear.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Most people would go for this option, rather than using the tea trea treasure.
- 20 drops grapefruit seed extract
- 2 cups water
Combine the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spray any affected areas and make sure you do not rinse it afterwards. You can use this combination as long as you need it.
Pure vinegar can remove about 82% of the mold. Put some vinegar into a spray bottle and spray any moldy area. If you do not like its smell, you can always add several drops of essential oil in it. In this way you will get rid of the mold without being bothered by the smell.