For every living thing, there is a predator.
Oil from the leaves of Maleleuca Alternifoli—the tea tree—is known for its antiseptic properties.
In its native Australia, leaves were crushed and applied to skin wounds by Aborigines long before Western science existed.
Tea tree oil is a very effective fungicide; it can be used to kill foot and fingernail fungi, candida, dandruff, and even those on household and outdoor plants. (4) It also quickly kills the most commonly-found household molds. (5)
The recipe below is as simple as it gets for ridding surfaces of potentially harmful fungi.
Tea Tree Oil Mold SprayYou'll need:
- 1 spray bottle
- 2 teaspoons tea tree oil
- 2 cups water
- Pour water and tea tree oil in spray bottle, affix sprayer, and shake to mix.
- Once settled, spray to cover spread of mold. Do not rinse. All the mold will be dead in 24 hours. If there is residual staining, wash with a natural abrasive like baking soda or borax.
- Use regularly in spots where fungi develop to keep them under control.
If you suspect you may be experiencing mold toxicity, click here for suggestions on what you can do to eliminate it.