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Recipe For Clean: Make a Mold Defeater

Of all the ick-worthy parts of cleaning my house, nothing makes me wrinkle my nose and say "ew" like mold does. Not only is mold gross-looking, it's also bad for your health, especially if you have asthma or respiratory issues. If you've assembled your home cleaning kit, you have all the natural ingredients needed to banish mold from your home. I have a great Recipe For Clean for getting your surfaces mold-free. Use it on tile, in the fridge, or on any other mold-ridden surface to get your house so fresh and so clean.


  • 2 teaspoons tea tree oil
  • 2 cups water
  • Spray bottle

To find out the steps for this DIY, just


  • Carefully pour all of the ingredients into a spray bottle.
  • Put the bottle top on, and give the mixture a good shake.
  • Spray on moldy surfaces.
  • Let sit then gently wipe, but don't spray clean.
  • If the mixture is too potent smelling for you (tea tree oil is strong) then mix with some drops of essential oil.


Join The Conversation
swati05 swati05 8 years
Will vinegar work or it has to be tea tree oil
nextjen nextjen 9 years
I had mold in one of my cupboards and cleaned it with bleach. The smell came back, but the mold didn't. I know there is a two inch space behind my cupboards and the wall. I wonder if the mold is in there? I don't want to have to rip up my cupboards (for all intents and purposes, let's say I am renting) but what if I spray this mixture in a hole in the cupboard (where I can see the wall, but not really get to it)? Will it just get grosser if I spray something somewhere I can't see?
duplinger duplinger 9 years
Tea tree oils has many beneficial uses around the home, like roach repellent among other things. It's also good on the scalp and skin!!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm curious how this works on the mold...
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Great, I will give this a try.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
This is so great, thanks for this!!!
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