Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Try It Out Tuesday: Mold Killer

Do you ever find yourself face to face with this...
Eeek... Mold!
And in my experience, the mold grows in one of two places... the bathroom or the kitchen. I really don't like the idea of using a chemical or bleach based cleaner... especially where food would be stored... but I also don't like the idea of mold touching my food. So I need a cleaner that kills the mold but also isn't going to be toxic!

Enter tea tree oil!
Mix 1 tablespoon with 1 cup water and spray onto the mold.
Leave to set for at least 2 hours.
If it is in the shower or bath (where water will rinse over) leave until your next shower/bath and gently rinse off. If it is elsewhere, wipe off. You can rinse after wiping off... but there isn't a strong need.

*Tea tree oil has a very strong aroma, but it is safe to breathe.
**Tea tree oil can be used as a topical treatment for acne, athletes foot, warts, toenail fungus and more... but should not be used as a topical treatment if you are pregnant or nursing.

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