Have you been staring at the mold growing in your bathroom for ages, but don’t know what to do about it? Sure, you can buy a can of bleach and use it to get rid of the mold, but you probably don’t want to take the risk of eye or skin irritation, or worse, coma or pulmonary embolism, all of which have been caused by the use of bleach. There’s a reason scientists use gloves and a face mask when working with mold, do you?
There are many types of mold, and the NY Times claims that ” Mold can cause health problems that range from itching eyes, sneezing and coughing to serious allergic reactions, asthma attacks and even permanent lung damage.” So, if you don’t want to use bleach, there are still a number of safe and effective ways to get rid of mold. Don’t just let the mold sit there, or you are asking for trouble.
Frugally Sustainable lists four great homemade cleaners to fight off mold.
Tea Tree Spray
“To make this spray, simply mix 1 teaspoon of Pure Tea Tree Oil per 1 cup of water. Load mixture into a spray bottle, shake well to combine, and spray directly on to areas of mold. Do NOT rinse.”
Did you ever consider using vinegar for mold removal?? “After cleaning the mold with a mixture of Castile Soap and hot water. Spray a generous amount of straight white vinegar on to the problem areas.”
Find out how you can use vinegar to clean other areas in your home here.
Grapefruit Seed Extract Spray
“In a spray bottle combine 20 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract and 1 cup of water. Shake well to combine. Spray the problem areas. Do NOT rinse and allow to dry.”
Hydrogen Peroxide Spray
Cleaning with hydrogen peroxide is safe and easy. “Mix 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide and 2 parts water. Spray directly on to mold and allow it to dry. Note: Be sure only to make as large a batch as you will need for one application at a time.”
Follow these simple tips from Frugally Sustainable to keep your bathroom clean and healthy. Do you use anything else that works for killing mold? Let us know in comments.
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