Make it Yourself Natural Cleaners for Mold & Mildew

So here are some tips to get to the mold and mildew in your shower and the bathroom by using more natural products. 

The first is great for cleaning around the tub and the shower walls. The second is a homemade tea tree spray you can use daily (or however often you wipe down the bathroom)

Heavy Duty Grout Cleaner

  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • An old toothbrush
  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 2 Tbsp castile soap, liquid
  • Bucket (or your sink)
  • Cleaning cloth

Carefully mix baking soda and vinegar. Add the vinegar to the baking soda slowly or it will fizz everywhere. Once it’s well-mixed, grab your toothbrush and cake it on over any mold spots.  Let it sit overnight.

In the morning, use the toothbrush to scrub the dried paste in. Fill your bucket (or sink) with hot water and add your castile soap. Wet your cloth and wipe down everywhere you used the paste.  Then, rinse it all off.

Tea Tree Oil Spray

Items you will need:

  • Empty spray bottle
  • 2 tsp. tea tree oil
  • Warm water
  • Cleaning cloth

Fill the spray bottle with warm water and add your tea tree oil.  Spray any mold/mildew and let sit for about 1/2 hour.  Wipe down with your cleaning rag. Tea tea has a strong scent, but it will fade over a couple hours.

Note: It’s recommended that you hire a professional for mold that covers more than three square feet. For your average bathroom, you should grab a pair of gloves and if you have any respiratory issues, you may want to use a mask to be on the safe side.

 

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