Mold is not welcome in my home and I have tried many things to get rid of it. These days, most homes have small amounts of mold, especially in wet places like the bathroom. It is very important to clean this off as quickly as possible before it becomes a major problem. To do this, I have created a natural mold and mildew spray to help combat this problem. I use this mold and mildew spray that contains both vinegar and tea tree essential oil, both of which are known for helping combat mold.
To make this mold and mildew spray, you will need:
- Distilled white vinegar
- Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil (aka Tea Tree Oil)
- Empty, glass spray bottle that holds at least 1 cup or 250ml
Fill your spray bottle with 2/3 cup (158 ml) vinegar.
Fill the rest of the bottle with water – 1/3 cup or 79 ml.
Add 20 drops of Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil.
Screw your spray lid on tightly and shake before use.
Generously spray over tiles, tubs, showers and sinks with lurking mold or mildew and walk away.
If these areas already have existing mold stains, it is a good idea to treat them first. Hydrogen peroxide is great for naturally bleaching these marks away. This all-natural cleaner will kill the fungus while helping to prevent future growth.