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Mold Remover- Today’s 10 Minute Eco-Action

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moldsprayHere is a great tip for removing mold and mildew from discreet areas of your home. It isn’t the solution for a whole basement, or a damp house with mildew; such mold is caused by a structural problem in the house that needs to be fixed. On the other hand, if a pipe springs a leak, or there is a leak in the roof, you can have a one-time mold problem that needs to be attended to. If you have a serious mold problem, of course (hint: black mold growing), consult an expert.

Step One: First, of course, fix the leak.
Step Two: Add 1 teaspoon of tea tree essential oil to 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Tea tree oil is known as a broad-spectrum fungicide.
Step Three: Spray the moldy area. Don’t rinse. The strong smell of the tea tree oil will lift in a few days, taking the smell of the mold with it.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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