Natural, non-toxic mold killer.

It's a problem we all come across from time to time. That horrible black mold that creeps along the grout between the bathroom tiles not only looks awful but can be harmful, causing serious breathing troubles and allergic reactions. A lot of folks rely on bleach to do the hard work of getting rid of the mold but in truth it doesn't remove it completely. While it does remove the discolouration from the grout or sealant, it doesn't kill the spores.

So let's pull out the Green Clean kit and see what we can do. 

Utensils:
- 1 fresh spray bottle
- Rubber gloves
- 1 old toothbrush you'll never put near your mouth again!
- Scouring sponge (soft cloth for painted walls)
- Old towel

Ingredients:
- Distilled white vinegar
- Baking soda/bicarbonate of soda

Let's get to work:

1. Put your ever so attractive rubber gloves on and fill your spray bottle with the vinegar. Do not dilute.

2. Spray the moldy areas with the vinegar until it's well covered and leave it to work for half an hour, longer if it's stubborn mold.

3. Using your fingers, paste baking soda over the mold and vinegar covered areas.

4. Spray the baking soda with a coat of vinegar. The soda should start to foam.

5. Brandish your old tooth brush, shout "Mold-be-gone!", and scrub the mixture into all the nooks and crannies. Scrub it some more with a scouring sponge if cleaning grout or sealant. (Give it some welly but be gentle on painted walls, you don't want to scrub the paint off! I would suggest swapping the scourer for a soft cloth like an old tea towel in this case.)

6. Rinse away the residues and dry down with an old, but clean and dry, towel. If you are using this on painted walls do not use water to rinse, simply remove the residue by drying down the wall with the towel.

If you have stubborn mold in the bathroom you may need to repeat this process. You could also try adding a few drops of tea tree oil to the vinegar if you don't like the vinegary smell. Tea tree is also known for it's mold killing properties.


Try this recipe out and let me know how it works for you.

9 comments:

Excellent. I have a very moldy window and wall in my bedroom, and I intend to have a darn good go with this. I shall let you know how I get on!
Thanks :)

This is a great tip! And I never thought about using tea tree oil in addition to the vinegar. Brilliant! I'll bet that spraying the vinegar/tea tree combination on shower curtains or around inefficient windows with mold would also work well! Thanks so much!

That's exactly what I use! It works really well, and it's SAFE.

Found you through the Monday Meet & Greet. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Peace. ;)

Great timing - my sister was just asking me about how to do this. I have sent her your post! :) Found you thru Monday Meet & Greet and look forward to learning more from you. :)

Awesome! Found you via Monday Meet & Greet and I am so using this to clean tomorrow. :) Thanks for this.

Thanks for sharing these guidelines, it is always better to use natural ways besides relying on chemical products to get rid of mold.

These are great tips! Using natural ways besides relying on chemical products to get rid of mold is better and it not polluted the environment. Thanks for sharing these guideline.....Toxic Mold Syndrome

Molds are multi-cellular (consist of more than one cell) filamentous fungi usually having a fuzzy or cottony soft appearance when they grow in areas in your homes. They may be white, dark or in any color. They produce spores usually asexually and in large numbers which means they arise and inherit from a single parent. Asexual reproduction is the primary form of reproduction for single-celled organisms such as bacteria and fungi. They are light, resistant to drying and can easily spread through the air and contaminate any areas.
More often, a moldy smell might be the only clue that there is a hidden mold growth away from your house. Never ignore mold odors if you can't see any mold or else this might be the main reason of illnesses within your family. You should thoroughly inspect your home before any mold problems get worse. You can find out how to inspect your house for mold at certified mold inspection

This is really helpful! There are surely different ways of killing molds. One of the effective remedies I’ve ever encountered so far is soaking them with bleach through the coils of cotton strips. No need to get tired of scrubbing because those buggers will eventually melt down and the grout will seem like it was was never been inhabitated by molds.

Veronica Newton

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