Ugh, molds! Black, ugly, and spotty molds are positively nauseating, pose health threats, and multiply so fast if left uncontrolled.
Molds form anywhere in your home when there is moisture:
- Flooded areas
- Leaky roofs
- Plumbing issues
- Damp areas like basements, laundry room, and bathrooms
- Steam from home-installed sauna, bathroom, and kitchen
- Improper insulation and ventilation
- Wet clothes hamper and indoor cloths-lines
Kill molds and zap ‘em fast with these homemade eco-friendly recipes:
Mold in your shower curtain:
- Take two tablespoons of tea tree oil and mix this with a couple of cups of water.
- Pour contents into a clean, never-been used spray bottle and spritz on your shower curtain.
- Leave it clinging to your shower curtain for at least two hours.
The great thing about this concoction is that there is no need for rinsing at all!
- Mold on the rubber seal of the refrigerator door and front load washer. In a clean, never-been-used spray bottle, combine organic vinegar and water. Shake thoroughly and spray contents on the rubber seal of your fridge or washer.
- Leave it on for 10 minutes.
- Put on a pair of gloves and proceed to wipe the dissolved residue with a clean cloth.
- Lubricate every six months with petroleum jelly.
Mold on window moldings:
- Get your scrub, a box of baking soda, a clean, unused spray bottle, a pair of unsullied gloves, and a bottle of organic white vinegar.
- Put on your gloves and begin to spread baking soda on the mold-affected area.
- Pour organic vinegar into the spray bottle, then, spray the contents directly on the baking soda. This will cause a foaming reaction and will result to hissing sounds as the vinegar reacts with the baking soda. Do not worry. This is naturally expected as a combination of these ingredients.
- Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
- After the recommended time has elapsed and with your gloves still on, take the scrub then begin gently scrubbing the mold-infected area.
- Rinse after and let the area dry naturally.
- Repeat when desired.
Warning: Never store mixed baking soda and vinegar in a container for a long period of time. Your container will either overflow or explode when kept or stored.
Mold on the showerhead, stall, and bathroom tiles:
- You will need pure grapefruit seed extract, which can be bought from any health store in your area.
- In a clean, unused spray bottle, combine 30 drops of pure grapefruit seed extract and purified water. Shake well.
- Begin spraying on mold-affected areas of the showerhead, stall, and bathroom tiles. Let it soak for without rinsing.
- Repeat the procedure a second time.
Note: To prevent the proliferation of mold in your bathroom fixtures, you can spray this mixture every time you’re done showering.
Make your life easy, your health a priority and your home free of yucky molds by reaching for your non-toxic eco-friendly mold zappers anytime you need them!