Clove oil is a natural antiseptic which kills mold and can be used as an alternative to cleaning with harsh chemicals. Clove oil can be purchased over the counter at pharmacies—where it is often sold to treat toothaches—or in the aromatherapy section of a natural food or health store. When used with other common alternative cleaning products, it makes an effective cleaner for bathrooms and other spaces where mold can be found.
Things You'll Need
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 4 cups hot water
- 1 tsp. clove oil
- 4 cups water
- Spray bottle
Rid Your Home of Mold
Mix 1 tbsp. baking soda with 1/2 cup white vinegar and 4 cups of hot water. Using a sponge, scrub the problem area to get an initial cleansing started.
Mix 1 tsp. of clove oil with 4 cups of water. Pour solution into a spray bottle and lightly spray the area where mold is growing. Scrub away mold with a sponge or toothbrush—and rinse with water.
Spray the area with a light coating of clove oil mix and leave on surface to inhibit further mold growth.