Mold and mildew are bound to happen in a bathroom, even with proper ventilation. This is especially true for the bathtub and shower areas in our homes. Mold and mildew has a sneaky way of growing on shower curtains and on the floors and walls of bathing areas. I know this is true in my bathroom, which is why I use a homemade rosemary lavender mold and mildew cleaner daily in the bath and shower areas. It helps prevent mold and mildew from growing, but also helps clean it up and rid it from surfaces if it does occur.
Although, you should be warn that some molds and mildews can be dangerous such as black mold, which you can test for using a home testing mold kit. If black mold is found in your home a train mold removing specialist should be called for help. You should never try to rid black mold yourself because you can become very sick.
Creating the Rosemary Lavender Mold and Mildew Cleaning Spray
The rosemary lavender mold and mildew cleaner is a spray form. To make this powerful cleaner I use two cups of vodka, twenty drops of lavender essential oil and ten drops of rosemary essential oil and that is it for ingredients. It is a very basic formula and that is because the vodka contains high amounts of alcohol, which kills the mold and mildew.
In addition, lavender and rosemary oils contain anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which help sanitize and cleanse the mold and mildew away nicely. After all, mold and mildew are caused by fungus.
To store the spray in you will need a clean spray bottle of medium size. Once you have the bottle take a funnel, place it into the bottle, and pour the vodka and essential oils into it. As soon as the bottle is filled up with these basic ingredients, place the sprayer cap on and give the bottle a gentle shake. After, you will have your rosemary lavender mold and mildew cleaning spray to begin cleansing away the mold and mildew in your bathroom.
Using the Mold and Mildew Cleaning Spray
The way I use the spray daily to prevent mold and mildew build up is by spraying the plastic shower curtains and bathtub and shower walls down with it well. I do not rinse the spray away after it has been sprayed on because it will defeat the purpose of keeping mold and mildew away.
However, to remove mold and mildew with the spray all you have to do is spray the surface that is infected down with the spray and scrub it away with a cleaning brush. After, spray the surface down again and wipe it away with eco friendly paper towel to in sure the area is cleansed well. Once the area is clean, direct a fan in the area that was infected by the mold and mildew and allow it to dry out. Then, you should be free and clear of any fungus.
Those of you who are allergic to these two types of fungi should wear masks over your mouth and nose to prevent yourself from having allergic reaction during the cleaning process. Mold and mildew can make some people really sick so those of you with weakened immune systems should not clean areas where fungus is growing yourself.
Other areas you can use this spray to clean mold and mildew away is your ceilings, toilets, sinks, doors and floors. However, mold usually found on the ceiling is usually embedded deeper into the drywall material, which means the ceiling and any walls infected with the fungus should be removed right away.
Mold and Mildew are not fungi to be messed with, but to be prevented. The homemade rosemary lavender spray can definitely help keep these types of fungus at bay or away. Best of all, the cleaner is eco friendly and the scent of the spray is calming to the mind, which helps reduce stress during the cleaning process.