Homemade Eco Green Natural Mold and Mildew Cleaner16
Another short post today, as I am still enjoying my vacation with my family in Australia. Being with my family is pure BLISS! But I wanted to share this quick easy homemade natural eco green tea tree mold and mildew spray that my mum has been using for decades! My mum has always cleaned the bathroom with vingear, baking soda, lemon juice, and tea tree oil. She will often get a soft cloth and wipe the basins out with pure tea tree oil before guests arrive to naturally disinfect and clean surfaces and give them a gorgeous fresh smell. It works a treat.
We feel very "Australian" utilizing this precious native melaleuca essential oil all over the house! The powerful medicinal and anti microbial powers of tea tree oil are incredible. If you don't have a bottle of this magical stuff in your house, grab one! Tea tree oil can be used to treat all kinds of wounds, skin ailments, coughs and colds. But it is absolutely fantastic for cleaning mold and mildew.
My mum and dad live in a gorgeous fully restored Victorian terrace house in Melbourne, and they have a totally authentic claw-foot bath in their main bathroom with a gorgeous old-fashioned shower curtain that looks incredible, but can be a pain to clean. My mum cleans it once a week by using this homemade tea tree spray and a good old scrubbing brush. She sprays this solution on, gives it a good scrub, and then soaks it, rinses it, and hangs it out to dry in the sunshine. Presto! Mold, Mildew Begone! This also works really well on bathroom tiles and surfaces.
Trust me, give this a solution a go and you will never touch toxic bleaches and disinfectants again! This simple solution is AMAZING.
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What natural concoctions do YOU use to clean mold and mildew?
Homemade Eco Green Natural Mold and Mildew Cleaner
- 2 cups warm water
- ½ cup borax
- ½ cup white distilled vinegar
- 2 tsp of tea tree oil
- Dissolve the borax and vinegar in the warm water.
- Add in the tea tree oil.
- Pour this into a spray bottle.
- Spray the affected areas and scrub with a brush.
- Rinse with warm water and wipe over.
- This is fantastic for shower curtains and shower walls.
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the best way to store lemons
Lemons continue to respire and ripen after they have been harvested. The faster they respire the more carbon dioxide they produce, and the quicker they spoil. Store your lemons in the fridge to slow this down and they should keep for up to about ten days. Make sure you do not store them in plastic bags where they are on top of each other. When there is limited oxygen, the ethylene gas gets trapped, causing them to rot. Always bring them to room temperature to get the most juice out of them.