Mold removal: those black spots in the shower or the spaces between tiles in the bathroom are not nice to look at, or good for your health. Mold is very common in our homes and it is often difficult to eliminate it.
There are dozens of detergents on the market, which promise great results. But at what price? Not only in the literal sense, but also in terms of your health, with regards to the toxicity of these chemicals.
Whilst rummaging through ‘traditional remedies’, which enable cost savings and that are also for our health, we found these two recipes for you to create a homemade anti mildew detergent.
A spray for mold. You will need the following ingredients to make the mixture, which should then be poured into a clean and empty spray bottle:
- 1 cup of water
- ½ cup of white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
The mixture is created by first dissolving the baking soda in the water and then adding the vinegar and essential oils.
Mix well and place in a container with a spray atomizer, and it is ready for use! But be careful when you combine the vinegar and baking soda, that ‘sizzle’ is the unleashing of a reaction between acids and creates a foam to release the CO2!
Apply it to the areas affected by mold and let it sit for a few hours. The mixture will unleash a good smell, thanks to the action of essential oils, which also have antimicrobial properties and prevent the formation of mold. Whilst the baking soda, has a major bleaching action.
This solution softens the layer of mold and facilitates the detachment, so it can be wiped away with a cloth, without damaging the surfaces. In addition, to prevent the formation of other molds, it may be useful to apply the product for about a week after, and leave without rinsing.
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It is ‘useful to re apply periodically to maintain the areas’ at risk’, but it is also important to ensure the proper ventilation of the rooms (where possible) to prevent the accumulation of moisture.
A detergent for anti-mold on the walls. Another recipe for an effective natural detergent you need the following ingredients:
- 700 ml of water
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide (30 or 40 volumes)
Get a vaporizer spray. Dissolve the baking soda and salt in water and pour the mixture into a bottle. Now add the hydrogen peroxide and gently shake the vaporizer. The detergent is ready to be used as a product of attack before mold appears. It is important to always gently shake the mixture before use.
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