Why remove mould with clove oil?
We have a great reference from a Brisbane City Council inspector reviewing flooded, smelly, already mould-growing homes. He advised to keep away from chlorine bleach to clean mould as it only 'bleaches' the colour out and does not kill the mould. "It'll be back in a few weeks," he said. "CLOVE OIL is the best!"
Clove oil perfume: Spicy. Warm. Oil of cloves combines well with: Lavender, Orange, Ylang Ylang.
Clove oil properties: Analgesic, Expectorant, Stimulant.
Cleaning uses: Mould removal: Add a couple of drops of clove oil to a paste of bicarb and vinegar and scrub grout with a toothbrush every few months (source: Spotless). Clean mould from hard surfaces: mix 1/4 teaspoon of clove oil per 1 litre of water, spray on, leave 20 minutes and wipe off, spray on again and leave until mould dies and drops off (source: Shannon Lush, ABC local radio).
Personal uses: Clove oil has long been used for analgesic (pain killing) purposes.
- Bronchitis and Colds
- Infected Wounds
- Insect Repellant
- Mouth Sores
- Muscle and Nerve Tension
Clove oil is highly irritating to the skin and must be diluted to concentrations less than 1% prior to use.
Please take care as baby and sensitive skins may be affected by clove oil residue on items that come into close contact with the skin - for example, baby car seat covers.
To help keep mould to a minimum once you have eliminated it from your surfaces try our Mould aroma gel that removes mould spores from the air using clove oil.
Read more info about clove oil and how to clean with clove oil on our blog. Find recipes for how to make your own clove oil and green cleaning recipes on Biome's Pinterest.