Friday, August 13, 2021 by Virgilio Marin
Mold is a nasty fungus that thrives in warm and moist areas like bathrooms. Removing mold has to be done frequently because it grows and spreads quickly. Unfortunately, regular upkeep can be just as dangerous for your health because many commercial household cleaners are toxic. Bleach, for example, is known to trigger asthma, compromise reproductive health and damage organs.
Some household cleaners also contain the environmental toxin, sodium polyacrylate, and acrylic acid impurities that can irritate the lungs and skin. To avoid contact with these toxins, it isn’t enough to just scrutinize a product’s ingredients — you have to make your own mold cleaner yourself. (h/t to NewLifeOnAHomestead.com)
As it turns out, making your own cleaning solution is not difficult at all. What’s more, it doesn’t require expensive, hard-to-find ingredients. Each of the five recipes below requires only the following household items:
Check out the following non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes:
If you’re dealing with a particularly bad mold infestation, follow up this treatment by combining half a teaspoon of baking soda with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray the area with the mixture and then scrub away any residue with an old toothbrush. (Related: Homesteading hacks: Non-toxic DIY glass and window cleaner.)
Keeping your homestead clean requires regular upkeep. But don’t settle for commercial mold cleaners that are just as bad for your health as mold itself. Make use of common household items to come up with your own mold cleaner.
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