What essential oil kills mold and mildew?
Simply so, does clove essential oil kill mold?
Clove. Sooooo, clove will KILL the mould (and the spores), BUT it will not remove it from the surface on it's own. You will need some elbow grease to get it moving.
Subsequently, question is, how do you get rid of mold and mildew? To kill mold: Use white distilled vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle without watering it down. Spray the vinegar onto the moldy surface and leave it to sit for an hour. Finally, wipe the area clean with water and allow the surface to dry. Any smell from the vinegar should clear within a few hours.
Secondly, how can you protect yourself from mold spores?
Protecting Yourself During Mold Cleanup
- Avoid breathing in mold or mold spores. In order to limit your exposure to airborne mold spores, you may want to wear an N-95 respirator, available at many hardware stores and from companies that advertise on the Internet.
- Wear gloves.
- Wear goggles.
Can oil diffusers cause mold?
While most of the surfaces or appliances in your home quickly turn into breeding grounds for mold, bacteria, and other nasties if not cleaned regularly, that's rarely the case for diffusers. “Essential oils are antimicrobial or antifungal in general, so they actually help prevent things like mold from growing.”