Life hack: natural mould removers 56



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There is a tendency among many of us to go straight for the bleach whenever we see some mould building up in our homes. While bleach is an effective way to remove mould, it is quite a harsh chemical that can be harmful on skin and poisonous if ingested.

So what other items can we use to remove mould when it rears its ugly head? We have discovered a couple of alternative ways to get rid of tough mould patches that aren’t going to cause you any grief.

1. Tea tree oil or clove oil and water (the most effective method)

This combination is usually the most effective method of naturally removing mould. Add 15 drops of your chosen oil into a spray bottle. Spray onto mouldy areas and leave for two hours, spray a bit more, wipe away.

2. Straight, white vinegar

This combination is said to kill around 82 percent of mould colonies. So, if for some reason you’re not into using clove or tea tree oil and want the next best thing, vinegar is for you. Just pop some straight vinegar into a spray bottle, spray, leave for an hour, wipe off with warm water.

3.  Vodka

And now for something completely different, did you know vodka is great for cleaning? The cheaper the better.
Pop some straight vodka into your nifty spray bottle. Spray, leave for an hour, wipe off with warm water.


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  1. Do you really think people would waste the vodka on the mould? I have used clove oil, gives a nice fragrance.

  2. Bleach is a definite no-no if you have a septic tank – it destroys the organisms that do the breaking down of matter that enters it.

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