17 Apr How to Make a Non-Toxic Mold and Mildew Spray
Hearing the words mold and mildew make homeowners cringe. The cost to have professionals go through your home and apply toxic chemicals to the problem areas is not something to look forward to. A safe alternative is to make your own all-natural cleaning substance that will work just as well, if not better, than the professional products. All it takes is a few basic ingredients which you hopefully have in your home. White vinegar, essential oils and other common household items serve as natural alternatives to potentially hazardous mildew cleaners.
Making a simple and eco-friendly mildew remover is as easy as filling a spray bottle with , which even comes in organic varieties. This all-purpose household cleaner cuts through mildew thanks to its strong antimicrobial properties, which reduces the the presence of mold by about 90 percent. Spray the mildew down and allow the vinegar to penetrate for about 10 minutes, and then wipe it away with a damp cloth. Repeat if necessary.
Add natural tea tree oil which works as a mildew-busting, broad-spectrum fungicide. For extra mildew-fighting power, add tea tree oil to your vinegar spray, using about 20 drops of tea tree oil per cup of white vinegar. Alternatively, 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil diluted with a cup of clean water makes for a gentle cleaner with a pleasant scent. Use the spray-on, wipe-away technique for this mildew remover, just as you would when using vinegar.
Good luck with fighting your Mildew and Mold.