Safely and naturally get rid of your mold or mildew with this homemade mold and mildew spray. It uses the power of essential oils and vinegar – no harmful ingredients.
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Mold and mildew stinks – in more ways than one! It isn’t just an eyesore – it can be dangerous to breathe in. Thankfully, you don’t have to use overpowering chemicals to clean up mold or mildew. Did you know you can use vinegar and essential oils?
This jar of spray isn’t just powerful, it smells good too. You might even want to make a diluted version to use all over the house as an all-purpose cleaner; simply add distilled water.
How To Get Rid Of Mildew Naturally
Mold is dangerous to inhale, so if you have it in your house, it’s important to get rid of it. If you’re working around mold, always use protective gear and a heavy-duty mask or call in the experts. This article is not to replace sound advice for working around mold, it’s simply offering an option as a first line of defense against household mildew.
My homemade cleaner is great for effectively cleaning areas such as bathrooms and showers where you might find mildew.The secret is the essential oil Tea Tree Oil. In addition to the vinegar, it has natural anti-fungal properties which help get rid of mildew and stop it from coming back.
If you have mildew, cover the area with this spray. Let it set for about 30 minutes. Then, wipe away the mildew with a disposable rag. It might take a few applications, but you’ll get it. It’s important to keep working to get rid of the buildup by removing each layer until it’s gone.
Mildew is also a fungus, and it grows in damp areas. Did you know that vinegar has natural anti-fungal properties? When you use vinegar with Tea Tree Oil, you are creating a super-powerful fungus fighter!
Sometimes I water down my all-purpose cleaners. Since this is supposed to kill fungal spores, I wanted to use just straight vinegar and essential oils. It’s a very strong-smelling spray, which tells you it is working.
I suggest using a glass spray bottle because the essential oils are really powerful. If you use them in plastic spray bottles, you run the risk of extracting impurities.
Don’t forget to label your spray bottle! Keep it separate from your other cleaners and out of the reach of kids and pets so it doesn’t accidentally get into the wrong hands… or paws.
How to Make Homemade Mold and Mildew Spray (Tutorial)
DIY Homemade Mold and Mildew Spray
- 1 c. white vinegar
- 20 drops tea tree oil
- 1 glass spray bottle with label
- Add vinegar and tea tree oil to glass bottle. Stir or shake to combine.
- Shake the mixture before each use. Use it to prevent mold and mildew in tubs and shower areas, and/or spray on small areas of mold or mildew.
- Let sit for half an hour and then wipe or wash off. Repeat as needed.
How to Make Homemade Mold and Mildew Spray (VIDEO)
There you have it! Mold and mildew might be dangerous, but it is possible to kill both without having to resort to using overpowering chemicals. This homemade spray even smells so good that you’ll want to use it all over your house. You can also use it to prevent mildew in your shower – and the best part is, it’s all-natural and easy to make whenever needed.
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