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Getting Rid of Mold Naturally

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Image-14.24-TeatreeIf there’s one thing I know from living in a dorm, it’s that bathroom mold can build up quicker than one might imagine. Well, that may be unfair to all the other fun things about dorms, but for the purposes of this article, I’ll stick with that. Due to the dangers of mold, it’s healthy to get rid of the stuff if you see it hanging around or lurking in corners, trying desperately to be noticed with its intrusive but somehow ignorable presence. If you’d rather use natural remedies than harsh chemical concoctions, there are a few methods that may not be so difficult to pull off.

White Distilled Vinegar

If you have a spray bottle on hand, pouring in some white distilled vinegar and applying it to those pesky spots of mold can do the trick. Leave it sitting for a few hours before scrubbing the surface clean. Check out this remarkably thorough website for much more about the uses of white distilled vinegar than you ever wanted to know.

Tea Tree Oil

I hadn’t even heard of tea tree oil before reading about its immense power, which includes the ability to treat acne, remove ticks, freshen carpets, disinfect kitchens, and remove mold. Two teaspoons mixed with two cups of water in a spray bottle is enough to kill mold spores in a matter of hours. No need to rinse off the solution after applying it in the case of tea tree oil.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide doesn’t need to be diluted at all, rather you can put it directly into a spray bottle and apply it to the mold. After letting it sit for 10-15 minutes, scrub the moldy area and wipe away any remaining residue with a damp cloth.

Citrus Seed Extract

For a mold cleaner with a pleasant scent, try using 20 drops of citrus seed extract mixed with two cups of water. You don’t have to rinse this one off, in fact it’s better left alone. Hours after application, the mold should be significantly deteriorated.

Do you have any other ways of dealing with mold? Feel free to share. We have open minds here, ready to be molded. I couldn’t resist.

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