Natural Mold and Mildew Cleaner

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  • Vegan
  • Raw
  • Dairy Free
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  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Nut Free
    Nut Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free

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 vinegar, 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 tea tree 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.

What natural concoctions do you use to clean mold and mildew?

Natural Mold and Mildew Cleaner

Natural Mold and Mildew Cleaner

Makes 3 cups5 MINS
  1. Dissolve the borax and vinegar in the warm water.
  2. Add in the tea tree oil.
  3. Pour this into a spray bottle.
  4. Spray the affected areas and scrub with a brush.
  5. Rinse with warm water and wipe over.
  6. This is fantastic for shower curtains and shower walls.

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak




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