Mould Tips

Lemon and Clove Mould Buster   from the Mudbrick Cottage, Tamborine   www.herbcottage.com.au 

The moisture in the air from our continual very wet weather has left a film of mould on nearly every surface. To remedy this I have made some herbal vinegar sprays to clean up with. Vinegar is a cheap and safe way to clean surfaces around your home. It is free of toxic chemicals that many of the store bought cleaners contain.
Vinegar kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of moulds, and 80% of viruses, and when you add some herbs, spices or essential oils the effect is multiplied.
• 1 litre of white vinegar
• ¼ cup of clove buds
• The peel of 1 lemon
Mix together and let soak for at least 24 hours. This mix can be used straight for heavily moulded surfaces or diluted 50/50 with water in a spray bottle for lighter cleaning. The lemon and cloves in this vinegar really improve the smell of the vinegar and add their own mould busting properties. Clove is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties. Lemons not only smell fresh and clean they have antibacterial and antiseptic properties as well as mild bleaching power.