3 Non-Toxic Ways to Kill Mold In Your Home!

by in Environment, Health April 26, 2017

You might have recently noticed that some mold has popped up in the corner of the bathroom, or even the kitchen. Don’t worry, this happens all the time, but you do need to get rid of it as soon as possible!

No matter what, you need to reduce the amount of mold that is in the air you’re breathing. Mold can be detrimental to your health and ignore it will only cause it to grow. Some studies have even linked spores of mold to depression and even death! According to many different studies, humans breathe in incredibly high amounts of mold from environmental air.

So this leaves the underlying question; what are you supposed to do if you spot mold in your house? Well, there are many different ways to kill the mold, but not all of them are a healthy decision. For example, flooding the kitchen in bleach is honestly just going to kill a couple thousand brain cells. You should actually try to eliminate the mold naturally. Killing mold naturally will not only work out better for your health, it is actually the most effective way of getting rid of it.

Tea Tree Oil 

If you’re going to eliminate the mold naturally, tea tree oil is going to be your best friend. Tea tree oil is an amazing natural ingredient that is derived from the melaleuca tree. It is one of the best natural ingredients to use for cleaning. It has a strong, medicinal odor, so use it sparingly! You only have to use a small amount of killing the mold that is invading the kitchen cabinets.

All you have to do is mix two teaspoons of tea tree oil with 2 cups of water. Mist the spray on the affected area, and cover all the mold. The concoction will solve all of your mold problems immediately! You might even feel better because the mold is disappearing!

Grapefruit Seed Extract 

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

10 drops grapefruit seed extract
1 cup water

Combine in a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on problem areas. Do not rinse. Makes about 2 cups, lasts indefinitely.

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. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can add essential oils for a more mellow scent.