You don’t need us to tell you how unsightly and annoying mold can be. However, when removing mold, it is a good idea to use natural, non-toxic products whenever possible, to protect yourself, your home and the environment.
There are a number of great home remedies for mold killing – we’ve outlined our top five below. Read on to find out what they are!
Yes, you can even just use vinegar as a natural mold repellant. Simply fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar, being careful not to mix with water, and spray if necessary.
After you’ve let the vinegar sit for an hour, wash the area with water and wait for it to dry. You can also mix vinegar with baking soda – we’ll explain the benefits of the latter in more detail in the next section.
2. Baking soda
Baking soda is one of the most versatile products on the market, and it’s also good at killing molds naturally. You just need a quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda in a spray bottle with water and you are good to go.
Just spray the walls then clean the mold with a sponge, before rinsing the surface with water. Then just spray again and let the surface dry. You probably have baking soda in the cupboard, so it’s easy to use if you want to reduce the risk of mold toxicity – once you know the symptoms, you can get down to business.
3. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil may be a bit more expensive than some of the other options here, but it’s still great if you’re looking to get rid of mold. Look specifically for tea tree oil containing Melaleuca Alternifolia on the ingredient list because this is what you need!
Mix a teaspoon of oil with water in a spray bottle, spray, then rub the area. Tea tree oil has properties that prevent mold from growing in the future, so be careful not to wash off the solution.
4. Grapefruit seed extract
If you’re wondering how to kill mold naturally without using something with a strong odor, Grapefruit Seed Extract is what you need – it doesn’t smell!
You will need 20 drops of the extract in a spray bottle with two cups of water. As with tea tree oil, just spray and rub without rinsing, and you’re good to go.
5. Hydrogen peroxide
Believe it or not, hydrogen peroxide can actually be more effective than bleach at removing mold, so you can use this natural mold remover in your bathroom.
Just pour hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of 3% into a spray bottle and cover the surface. After it has rested for about ten minutes, scrub the area and wipe the area dry, then you are done.
Using home remedies to kill mold
These five natural mold killers will all help you make your home look familiar. When deciding which mold killing home remedies you are going to use, these should definitely be taken into account.
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