Remove mould

Struggling with mould?

Combine 1L of water with a 1/4 tsp clove oil in a spray bottle, screw on the lid and shake to combine. Don't make it any stronger than that as it won't work better and may damage surfaces. Spray lightly over the affected area and leave for 24 hours. 

Clove oil will kill the mould spores, so 24 hours after you apply it, you will need to wipe over the area using a cloth dipped into 4:1 mix of vinegar and water. Doing this will remove the dead spores and also kill any that are remaining (vinegar causes mould to overeat and die).

Any remaining discolouration on surfaces should be able to be removed with oxygen bleach. 

Mould needs organic matter like dead skin cells to thrive, so it's important to keep up with regular vacuuming and cleaning. 

Note: mould in tile grout or silicone is almost impossible to remove because the mould's hyphae or roots bury deep into it. In this situation you may have to re-silicone or re-grout the area. 

Source: Choice, Spotless, Shannon Lush 

Did you know you can remove mould naturally and keep it away using clove oil? Using a quality pure 100% clove essential oil, bi-carb and vinegar you can avoid harsh chemicals and chlorine bleach, and keep your space mould free.

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).

Read the 6 things you need to know before using clove oil for mould removal on our blog >