Do you want to get rid of unwanted mold in your home without the use of chemical products? If yes, this is the right article for you!
First of all, you should know that mold is a type of fungi that can be found in the air and all around us. Naturally, mold breaks down dead materials and can be found on decaying food and plants or growing in soil. You probably already know, that moisture is the key to mold growth, which is the main reason why mold is attracted to damp and wet spaces. So, it’s pretty normal if you find it in the bathroom! Mold loves to grow in previously flooded spaces.
Effects of Mold on Your Health
Not all mold you may come into contact with is dangerous to your health. But still, you should be very careful, because certain types of household mold can cause problems. The experts warn that overexposure can affect your health in many different ways, ranging from allergies and respiratory infections to tumor growth and cancer. This means that if you are exposed to mold on a regular basis, because of your job or where you live, then you may have to wear a clinical mask to help filter the air you are taking in regularly. Even if you aren’t being overexposed to mold on a regular basis, they can still be toxic to your health.
According to the American Industrial Hygiene Association, even smaller amounts of exposure to toxins in the mold can be detrimental to your health. One of the main side effects of mold which is widely debated is whether it can give you asthma or actually worsen asthma that is already there.
A recent study, conducted by the EPA and Berkeley National Laboratory, has revealed that:
“More than 21.8 million people reported having asthma in the U.S., approximately 4.6 million cases are estimated to be attributable to dampness and mold exposure in the home.”
As we mentioned before, in this article we’re going to show you how to make the best remedy, which will help you get rid of that non-toxic household mold, effectively and naturally. Now you probably ask yourselves what’s the secret ingredient? Tea tree oil. Tea Tree oil has been used for centuries and has many uses. Tea tree oil can be used for acne, athlete’s foot, dandruff, toothache and even help cure a cold!
You’ll need these ingredients:
- 2 Teaspoons of Tea Tree Oil
- 2 Cups of water
- A cotton Cloth
- An empty spray bottle
It’s very simple – just our 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil and two cups of water into the empty spray bottle, put the lid back on and shake.
How to use it
You should spray the solution over any mold affected areas in the house and leave to settle for a few hours. Using the cotton cloth go around the sprayed areas and dry very thoroughly! That’s it!