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The Best Essential Oils to Stop Mold

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Chad Pegura | 34 comments

 Essential Oils to Stop Mold

By now, most people are aware of the fact that essential oils can have a tremendously positive impact on their lives in one way or another. Whether it’s using them in a diffuser to relax at night, as a massage oil to fight against arthritis, or in a bath to recharge the mind and soothe sore muscles, essential oils are a great addition to any day.

But what many don’t realize is that beyond your personal health, essential oils also have the ability to provide great things around the home. Cleaning, disinfecting, and even pest control can all be achieved with the right essential oils on your side. Another way they can help around the home is fighting against the growth of mold.

How Can Mold be a Problem?


Mold can become a serious problem in any home due to the spores that it creates. As mold grows and spreads, it can release these spores if disturbed even slightly – just a breeze from a closing door could dislodge the spores. These microscopic spores then enter the air in your home and could be inhaled by you and your family.

When that occurs, it can trigger health problems including respiratory infections, respiratory distress, lower immune systems, and more. Toxic mold exposure is a major hazard and is so dangerous that homes have been condemned due to its growth. It can also lower home values, ruin your resale opportunities, and more.

Mold remediation can be costly and involve things like cutting out and replacing drywall, changing carpets, controlling leaks, and more. The easiest solution is to stop it before it becomes too much of a problem, and with the right essential oils it’s easy to do just that.

How to Get Rid of Mold With Essential Oils

Essential oils are potent distillations of plants such as leaves, stems, and even the flowers. These natural oils found inside the plant contain powerful therapeutic properties that help the plant protect itself against mold and bacteria.


Using a Nebulizing Diffuser™

One of the best ways to stop mold is to use a Nebulizing Diffuser™. The reason a nebulizer is the best choice is because it doesn't use water which helps the mold to grow and spread much faster. A Nebulizing Diffuser™ is strong and powerful and will fill a room with undiluted pure essential oils that would work fast to combat the mold and the spreading of mold spores. Even when it appears the mold is taken care of it is a good idea to continue to use a nebulizer as a preventive measure. 

Using a Spray Bottle

A great way to hit the mold directly is to use a spray bottle mixture of essential oils and alcohol. Prepare a mixture of about 25 drops of essential oil with up to a cup of equal parts water and isopropyl alcohol and add it to a spray bottle. Spray this formula directly onto the surface that has been contaminated with mold and allow it to soak for ten to fifteen minutes before wiping clean. For serious mold growth or for mold on porous surfaces, it may be better to avoid diluting the spray with water and mix only with isopropyl alcohol.

Wiping away mold alone is pointless. If you need to kill the spores that are left behind which can trigger regrowth. It’s also important that you use care to ensure that you are protected – wear breathing protection during the cleaning process to avoid inhaling mold spores.

Use caution when applying this mixture and be aware that essential oils are strong and powerful and can remove the finish on wood and other painted surfaces.

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Which Essential Oils Stop Mold

 The following essential oils are the best options when combating mold.

  • Tea Tree Oil – This essential oil is often used for its disinfecting, cleaning abilities. It’s not only antimicrobial, but also serves as an anti-fungal that can help fight against mold growth. It’s also great for removing the moldy, musty smells that mold growth creates and can be used to help kill mildew in the washer as well as to freshen up spoiled clothing that has sat damp for too long.
  • Cinnamon – This essential oil has actually been tested extensively and was found to be highly effective at controlling mold growth. It also works to combat against the growth of bacteria, making it a perfect choice for disinfecting the home. And the bright, recognizable scent means that it also helps your home smell fresh and clean.
  • Thyme – More than just a cooking herb, thyme is also an essential oil with numerous health benefits. Not only can it purify the skin, but this oil can also combat mold growth in the home and even fight against mold related health issues like candida growth.
  • Clove – Clove oil is an antioxidant that can help bolster your immune system. But it is also known for being highly effective at fighting black mold – the primary mold that creates problems in homes around the world. Use of clove oil has been shown to kill black mold effectively and promote a better home environment.

  • Burglars Blend - Burglars Blend by Organic Aromas is a great combination of a variety of mold fighting essential oils that are antibacterial, anti-viral, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic. It is comprised of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils.

With the right essential oils on your side, it’s easy to combat mold and provide yourself with a safer home as well as one that smells fresh and clean. They’re a valuable ally in the fight against mold growth.

 

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If you are serious about stopping mold spores from taking over your household then think about solving the problem with an Essential Oil Diffuser by Organic Aromas.

 

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May 22, 2019

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angie
angie

January 17, 2019

I recently found a ton of mold in our skylights :(

I just used one teaspoon of tea tree oil to one cup of water and sprayed it on the effected areas, wiped clean and then sprayed again and allowed it to dry and it works great!!

Jane
Jane

January 16, 2019

What is the ratio of essential oil and alcohol what is the ratio of essential oil and alcohol

Sheri
Sheri

January 04, 2019

I have experience with using a blend from another EO company for mold. There is a definite protocol called the Close Protocol established by an Environmental Engineer. It does work, but it takes a full 15 mL bottle per room, then the mold is dead and must be cleaned up along with the water intrusion causing it I can tell you though that my EO blend worked amazingly well to help my anxiety and insomnia after one hour of full blast diffusion in my bedroom before going to sleep. I wasn’t sleeping much at all and that night I slept 6 hours! It was like a miracle!

Adriana
Adriana

August 08, 2018

I was wondering if you think I can use oils for asthma in my bedroom if I may have a small amount of mold present. My plan was to use a Waterless diffuser. I didn’t want to use it if I may be breathing in the mold more so by having the diffuser. I will try killing the mold first by using clove oil

Millie
Millie

July 10, 2018

I justi discovers white mold on my clothing, after returning from Florida. What is the best way to get rid of it , and is this mold dengerous? Thanks!

Dara
Dara

June 28, 2018

As my family has worked in mold, (legal cases-enviromental clean up) I appreciate your input for what oils to utilize. I myself am an oil specialist. I will give a warning that many people don’t know. If it’s on the wall ECT. Especially black mold, you never ever spray it directly. Doing so causes mold to get airborne and travel even into your ac unit and then it’s everywhere. Think of blowing on a dandelion. Thank you for your help and I hope this helps.

Kathy
Kathy

September 07, 2017

What’s the mixture of alcohol and essential oil for mold?

Ginger
Ginger

August 27, 2017

I knew about using tea tree for this purpose, by not the others. Thank you for the info!

Paul M
Paul M

August 27, 2017

Thank you for the useful information, Organic Aromas! I’ll be putting this to good use.

joni
joni

August 27, 2017

This was very timely as we are currently experiencing a mold issue in one of our bathrooms.

Pearl Ng
Pearl Ng

August 26, 2017

Good knowledge!

gloria patterson
gloria patterson

August 26, 2017

thanks for the great information I have a window sill that get mold every so often will try it there

Angela Saver
Angela Saver

August 25, 2017

Thank you for the great information! I am always looking for new ways to use my essential oils!

Nichole Melvin
Nichole Melvin

August 25, 2017

I’ve recently jumped I to the world of essential oils. Tha m you for educating your customers!!! I’m so excited to create a natural more healthy environment for my family

Gina
Gina

August 25, 2017

Such great info!! Mold is so toxic glad to combat it with EO instead of using equally as toxic chemicals!

Gina
Gina

August 25, 2017

Such great info!! Mold is so toxic glad to combat it with EO instead of using equally as toxic chemicals!

Tina
Tina

August 25, 2017

Thank you so much!!! I’ve been dealing with a little mold in the house, so this was perfect timing! :)

Karen
Karen

August 24, 2017

Mold can be a big problem, I knew Tea Tree can help with mold but didn’t know about the other 3 oils, great info

Dawn
Dawn

August 24, 2017

I have a mold allergy. Great info. Thanks!

Stephanie
Stephanie

August 24, 2017

I just got into oils and my bff is a bit of a skeptic. She will love this!

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

August 23, 2017

Definitely need this information because I deal with mold in my bathroom. I’m going to try these recipes. Thank you for sharing this information.

Norma
Norma

August 23, 2017

So glad I found this website! I’m learning all about herbs and how to use essential oils…thnx for information that you share!

Anita
Anita

August 23, 2017

Wow never realised oils could be used this way. This is a great help. Thank you. Xx

Cherry Ong
Cherry Ong

August 22, 2017

Great blog post! Definitely gonna try this! Thanks for sharing.

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