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Essential Oil Sprays and Herbal Medicines: Battling Mold Naturally

Mold is an opportunistic fungal microorganism that needs moisture, darkness, and decomposing organic material (nutrients) to survive. The spores (reproductive agents) are most-often carried on air currents, floating in and out of human living spaces by the thousands (sometimes millions).  In other cases, the spores land on a person or animal and are then transferred from one possible habitat to another.  As long as there is a dark, damp, and warm place with spoiling food, dead insects, wood, or even dust (which originates from human skin cells), mold can grow just about anywhere it lands.
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Cleaning Mold with Tea Tree Oil

I’ve used tea tree oil as an ingredient for my homemade deodorant, as a natural treatment for breakouts, for repelling insects, and also as a safer alternative for cleaning and killing mold and mildew. Tea tree oil may not be effective for all mold contaminations; but for small areas, on clothing, and treating non-porous surfaces it can be quite effective.
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5 Misconceptions About Mold That Could Change Your Life (Part 2 of 5)

Under many common conditions mold can be serious, and given time could possibly lead to severe health complications. In this five part series I hope to tackle and explain some of the biggest misconceptions about mold.

Misconception 2 of 5 – If you have a mold problem bleach will get rid of it, always and forever.

I hear this one a lot. If a mold problem develops, many will grab some bleach, pour it on, and think they’ve kissed their mold problems good bye. If this is the typical scenario, their battle with mold has only just begun.

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Black Mold Cleaning Tips

If you happen to spot any black mold in your home, you must do everything you can to remove it as soon as possible before the infestation spreads throughout your home. Black mold is very toxic to humans and animals, being the source of serious health issues. There is a bit you must know about the mold itself before you try to focus on cleaning it. We still recommend you look for professional help when you’re handling things as this is a dangerous task. The following tips will give you some idea about what you can expect:
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Natural Mold Removal Tips

Mold and mildew are two unwanted guests always lurking around our homes during humid, hot summers or even during other seasons, depending on the conditions inside our homes. You could find them in the most unexpected of places if you’re not careful. They could be really detrimental to your health if you have any allergies or even without them. You can use dehumidifiers to counteract the growth of mold, however you will still need to remove the hotspots where they tend to gather. This can be done in the usual way by using traditional harsh chemicals such as bleach or by using a different set of cleaners.
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