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3 ways to kill mold without toxins

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Do you have mold in your home? Mold can be dangerous to your health. A few symptoms many people exhibit when there is mold present in the environment is fatigue and even depression. It’s essential to stay on top of moisture and mold as soon as either arises. Dry out anything that is damp such as basements and carpets. Fix leaks in plumbing and roofs. Wipe up spills. Make sure water doesn’t escape from shower curtains.

1. Tea Tree Oil

(Note that the smell of tea tree oil is very strong, but it will dissipate in a few days.)

2 teaspoons tea tree oil
2 cups water

Combine in a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on problem areas. Do not rinse. Makes about 2 cups.

2. Grapefruit Seed Extract

The advantage of using grapefruit seed extract instead of tea tree oil for killing mold is that it is odorless.

20 drops grapefruit seed extract
2 cups water

Combine in a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on problem areas. Do not rinse. Makes about 2 cups.

3. Vinegar Spray

Straight vinegar reportedly kills 82 percent of mold. Pour some white distilled vinegar straight into a spray bottle, spray on the moldy area, and let set without rinsing if you can deal with the smell. It will go away in a few hours. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can add essential oils for a more pleasant scent.

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