Clove Bud Oil: Using clove bud oil for mold May 30 2014
When it comes to mold, bleach is very popular “remedy.” But the thing about bleach is that is doesn’t so much kill the mold as it bleaches its color. Clove bud oil has potent antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, making it a great choice for use as a mold inhibitor. It works to attack and kill the actual mold spores, so you won’t have to worry about the mold coming back.
How to use clove bud oil to treat mold:
Add 2-3 drops of clove oil to a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Scrub affected areas with a brush every few months to maintain the area.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon of clove oil per 1 liter of water. Spray on affected areas and let sit for 30 minutes and wipe off. Repeat 1-2 times until the mold is removed.
To help remove mold spores from the air, place a few drops to a steam vaporizer or diffuser to cleanse the air of microbes and also to help dispel odors.
Place 10-20 drops in a spray bottle and add distilled water. Shake and use as a universal surface and mold cleanser. This solution can also be strengthened for use in cleaning carpets, floors and tougher areas.
Add a few drops to dishwasher detergent and run through the dishwasher every so often to prevent and eliminate any moldy buildup.
For moldy bathroom areas, mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with one cup water and 20-30 drops of clove bud oil. Dampen the tiles and use a scrubbing brush or cloth to wipe clean. Repeat 2-3 times as necessary, rinse with warm water, and wipe dry.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.
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