Use Tea Tree Oil To Eliminate Mold And Mildew

Written by Sebrina Zerkus Smith .
Here in Houston, summer means hot and humid. And mold and mildew, too. But Tea Tree Oil is a very effective way to fight it. 

Homemade Tea Tree Oil Mold And Mildew Spray

Here in Houston, summer means hot and humid. And mold and mildew, too. Mildew will appear almost overnight on the outside of my house, in my bathroom, in my kitchen and sometimes even my closet. With humidity in the 75% range most summer days here in southeast Texas, mold and mildew have a very strong foothold.

2But Tea Tree Oil is a very effective way to fight it. 

Homemade Tea Tree Oil Mold And Mildew Spray

Mix 2-3 teaspoons of the Tea Tree oil with two cups of water in a spray bottle. 
Use liberally on ceilings, walls, in bathrooms, even on rugs and shower curtains. 
Don’t rinse! 

Unlike my old stand by, bleach, Tea Tree Oil is safe, natural and cleans like crazy!

Tea Tree Oil does have a very strong smell, almost like a pine-scented cleaner.  But the smell is non-toxic and will dissipate within a few days.  The only real draw back to using Tea Tree Oil is the cost, which can be high.  But even a small bottle will make several batches of the spray.  And considering how toxic bleach is and how bad mildew and mold can be, it’s one purchase I’m happy to pay a little extra for.  

Find Tea Tree Oil at Puritan’s Pride, $12.99 for 2 ounces, or at most health and beauty stores.




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  • Elaine F. 1 year ago
    good idea.
  • Georgine R. 1 year ago
    Thank you SO much for this tip! I can't believe I've never heard of using this remedy for mold before! I've been making myself sick for years using bleach on my bathroom closet ceiling, which gets moldy because my husband takes ultra hot showers everyday and then doesn't leave the door open when he is finished to let the room air out. I was so happy to come across this article.
  • Jennifer Michaelree S. 1 year ago
    This is so helpful!
  • Tomi K. 1 year ago
    Love it!!!
  • Margaret D. 1 year ago
    I lived in Houston for 30 yrs. we came back to Knoxville to retire. I wish I had know about this concoction while I was living there. Have you told any of the local news channels about this? I think you should.
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