Mould is a living organism that reproduces in moist, damp environments. Although it looks awful, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to use harsh, toxic chemicals such as borax and bleach to get rid of them. Here are a few natural mould killers that you can use today in your house without the risk of harming your family, pets or environment.
Keep in mind that these methods work for small areas that have been contaminated. If mould has appeared all over surfaces such as walls and ceilings, there is possible moisture behind those surfaces, and you won’t be treating the problem from its source. In this case, it is best that you get an inspection carried out by experts to assess the damage and causes of mould.
For those of you that don’t wish to start mixing your own mould cleaners, then look no further than these two options:
Option #1 – My Habit Mould Master 500mls
The primary ingredient is a mix of essential oils in a base of mild food acid.
- Eucalyptus: Antiseptic, decongestant, deodorant, analgesic, insecticide, antiviral, stimulant
- Lavender: Antiseptic, analgesic, deodorant, anti-fungal
- Rosemary: Antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-aging, traditionally used for hair health and circulation
- Lemon: Antibacterial, deodoriser, degreaser, insect repellent, mood enhancer, relaxant
- Clove Leaf: Antiseptic, analgesic, anti-fungal, warming insect repellent
- Cinnamon Leaf: Antimicrobial, anti-fungal, warming, stimulant, astringent. May irritate sensitive mucous membranes
- Origanum: Anti-fungal, antiseptic, restorative, stimulates digestion and circulation
The directions for use suggest that you spray the Mould Spray directly onto the affected surface, leave for a few minutes then wipe clean.
Option #2 – OurEco Clean Mould Spray 500ml
The primary ingredient is the Oil of Clove.
The directions for use suggest that you spray the Mould Spray directly onto the affected surface and leave it for a minimum of 12 hours. After allowing the oil of clove the minimum of 12 hours it takes to kill mould naturally, it recommends lightly scrub the surface with the bi-carb paste to clean away the dead mould. Then polish dry with a dry microfiber cloth.
Now for those adventurous ones who just can’t’ stop the Harry Potter in you from coming out and wanting to put together your own homegrown mix, you will find these four household recipes useful.
Household Natural Mould Killers
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Tree Oil Solution
- Baking Soda
Option #3 Getting Rid of Mould with Vinegar:
Vinegar is a natural mould killer that can kill 82% of mould species. Pour white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and use it right onto the mouldy area for best results. Let it sit there for at least an hour, as the vinegar will kill the mould with its acid. Then wash with water and scrub it with a brush. Let it dry, and the vinegar smell should be gone within a few hours.
Option #4 Getting Rid Of Mould With Hydrogen Peroxide:
Hydrogen Peroxide is an anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial solution that can be used on various materials such as walls, floors or kitchen appliances.
Spray 3% Hydrogen Peroxide from the bottle straight into the mouldy area and let it sit there for at least 10 minutes. Scrub and wipe the area to remove any residual mould spores.
You can also use hydrogen peroxide and vinegar for a stronger effect.
Option #5 Getting Rid of Mould with Tree Oil Solution:
Tree Oil is also a natural mould killer that is eco-friendly. Mix two teaspoons and tree oil with water and put it into a spray bottle. Spray the surface with mould and leave it there for 30 mins.
Do not scrub it away as the tree oil will do its work.
Option #6 Getting Rid Of Mould With Baking Soda:
Baking soda can be mixed with water or vinegar and is an effective way to remove mould naturally from any surface. Just dissolve it into water or vinegar and spray it directly onto the contaminated surface. Scrub it clean and rinse with water to remove any residual mould.
Baking soda will also absorb any moisture, which helps keep mould away.
Mould can cause massive damage to your property if its growth is left unchecked. And let’s not forget the health issues that can affect people who inhale the germs and bacteria it contains or come into contact with it. Thus, it is essential to get rid of mould at the earliest.
However, it is also equally important to use only natural cleaners for this purpose. It doesn’t matter whether you hire a professional cleaner or do it yourself. You should always follow green cleaning to eliminate the mould from your home. This is the only way to make your home clean and healthy for breathing.