Why you shouldn't use bleach for cleaning mould and what to use instead.

March 22, 2018


Bathrooms are a prime target area for mould because of the amount of moisture in the room daily. To limit mould in your bathroom always keep the window open even if it is only slightly while bathing or showering and if you have a bathroom exhaust fan alway ensure you leave this on when showering or bathing as well. 


If you already have mould in your bathroom or another room in your home you may have used bleach in the past to get rid of this mould only to find that the mould return. The mould will return because bleach does not kill the mould spores but only bleaches the colour out so you can no longer see it. 


It is really important to get rid of the black mould spores as black mould spores can cause conditions like chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches.


Clove oil kills mould spores and is safe to use however I always wear gloves when cleaning with clove oil as it can cause skin irritations. It should always be kept away from children and if you are on blood thinning medications don't use it. 



DIY Mould Spray - 

250ml spray bottle

1/4 cup of vinegar

1/2 cup of water 

30 drops of clove essential oil 

One table spoon bicarb Soda


1) Add vinegar to spray bottle and add approx. 30 drops of clove essential oil to the bottle and shake. 

2) Add water to the bottle and shake well again. 

3) Spray over surface where the mould is and leave for 15-20 minutes.

4) Rinse surface with a mixture of one litre of hot water, bicarbonate soda and another 1/4 cup of vinegar. 

5) Spray surface again with clove essential oil spray mixture and leave.


 Ceiling after using the Natural Mould Cleaner




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