Despite the unappealing name…fungi aren’t all bad. But there are two particular kinds that you don’t want to see in your home: mold and mildew. They thrive in warm, damp environments, so if they’re growing in your home, you’d most likely find them in your bathroom. If left unchecked, mold and mildew can virtually destroy a home, but most cases aren’t that dramatic. Many instances of mold and mildew can be cleaned easily, and better yet, naturally!
Today I’m sharing a super simple cleaning spray that is perfect for tackling mold and mildew in the bathroom, laundry room, or wherever they may pop up. This spray only has two ingredients, and it doesn’t really get any easier than that! But before I show you how to make it, let’s talk about what goes into it.
The main player in this spray is vinegar, an ingredient that is near and dear to my heart. Vinegar is inexpensive, all-natural, and an excellent cleaner and disinfectant. Regular-strength vinegar can kill 99% of bacteria, 80% of viruses, and 82% of mold. It doesn’t kill as many kinds of dangerous bacteria as bleach, but it makes a great natural alternative in most situations!
The second player in this spray is melaleuca essential oil. Melaleuca oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that make it an excellent addition to natural cleaning solutions.
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Put these two fungus-fighting ingredients together, and you’ve got yourself a safe and effective mold and mildew killer!
Here’s how to make it.
Mold & Mildew Cleaning Spray
Pour the vinegar and melaleuca oil into a glass spray bottle and stir to combine.
How To Use It
Use your spray weekly to keep your tubs and showers free of mildew and mold.
You can also use the spray to clean small spots of mold that are already present in your shower or tub. I say small mold spots because mold can be hazardous to your health. If you have more than a tiny bit of mold, be sure to consult a mold-removal specialist.