Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil, which can be expensive and has a strong scent, is a broad spectrum fungicide. It seems to kill every kind of mold it touches. If you’re looking for a quick and effective solution to remove mold from a bathroom ceiling, a shower curtain, a closet, etc., and don’t mind the strong smell of Tea Tree Oil, whip up this easy solution to keep in a spray bottle wherever you have mold.
2 teaspoons tea tree oil
2 cups water
Combine in a spray bottle, shake it up, and spray on problem areas. DO NOT RINSE. Makes about 2 cups, but a little goes a long way.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
The advantage of using Grapefruit Seed Extract instead of Tea Tree Oil for killing mold is that it is pretty much odorless. More grapefruit is required than tea tree oil, so this solution is really more for those with scent sensitivities.
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.
Straight vinegar reportedly kills 82% of mold. Pour some white distilled vinegar straight into a spray bottle. Spray on the moldy area and DO NOT RINSE. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil
Jen (SGC founder) prefers a mixture of Tea Tree Oil and Vinegar and suggests using it as a daily shower spray. Spray down the shower each day to keep mold and mildew away.
3-4 teaspoons organic tea tree oil
4 cups vinegar
1 cup water
Combine in a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on shower walls, shower floor and shower curtain each day. DO NOT RINSE. Makes about 5 cups.