There are many essential oils which can be used to kill mold. Essential oils are very strong chemicals that are produced by plants from natural materials like plant resins and flowers and seeds and are usually used as fragrance. Essential oils are not water soluble and will not get evaporated when used as a cleaning solvent. They do have a high melting point and so can be used on extremely cold or very hot surfaces.
Essential oils of choice for cleaning mold are usually readily available in the form of a liquid antifungal cream or lotion. Some oils with mold-killing ability are better than others. The most popular essential oils for removing mold from carpets include: peppermint, tea tree, antifungal tea, lavender, lime, rosewood, cypress, and thyme. These essential oils are usually sold in combination antifungal sprays. Sometimes you can find them in separate bottles at drugstores.
Many people are unfamiliar with how essential oils kill mold, but understanding what the body's natural defense is against toxins like mold really does help. Your body's natural defenses are your olfactory neurons (sense smells). When there is an infection, the olfactory neurons fire off chemical reactions that are intended to send a message to the immune system to fight off the invading organisms. However, if the immune system attacks the olfactory neurons, these cells send a mixed message: They signal the body to release toxins like mold into the air.
Essential oils work by killing mold cells. To understand how essential oils work to kill mold spores, we need to understand how they are used to combat other health problems. In fact, many of our health problems are caused by pathogens or microbes that enter through non-porous surfaces, like bathrooms and kitchens. If you inhale mold spores on non-porous surfaces, then you are likely breathing in harmful particles that are floating around in the air. If you are exposed to spores on porous surfaces such as your bathroom sink or kitchen counter, then the particles from the spores are absorbed into your skin and enter your bloodstream, where they attack your immune system and cause health problems.
Essential oils help to fight all kinds of infections and bacteria. They are also known for their ability to help protect the skin against damage from the sun. Many essential oils include vitamin E, which has proven benefits when it comes to combating yeast infections, as well as other fungal infections. Essential oils have many therapeutic properties, such as their ability to prevent viruses from invading the body, as well as helping to fight inflammation. There are many pure essential oils, however, that have been shown to have anti-fungal properties. If you are suffering from an infection, and see yellow or white spots in the mouth or throat, then you should consider using one of these oils, which are designed to treat the infection and keep it from returning.
In addition to fighting fungal infections, essential oils have also been used in the home for years to treat allergies and other problems. A common allergy treatment that many people use is cinnamon essential oil, which serves as a powerful anti-histamine. It will relieve symptoms associated with seasonal allergies by producing anti-histamines, which block the actions of histamines in your body, which can cause sneezing, itching, and wateriness.
To use essential oils directly on a mold surface, you must dilute the oil. You can do this by either adding the oil to a spray bottle or a small amount into a jar. Then, shake the bottle or jar and the oil will settle to the bottom, so it will be easily dispersed onto the moldy surface. Once the oil has been diluted, you can wipe the area with a damp cloth or paper towel, making sure to gently blot the affected area, but not too much, as this can cause the mold to spread. Use enough pressure to effectively remove the fungus from the surface.
If you prefer to save essential oils to use directly instead of spraying the entire area, then you may want to try essential oils in their undiluted form instead. This is the best way to treat mildew because you can apply as little or as much as you want, making sure to dilute the oil appropriately. Just be sure to apply the oil directly to the fungus, and not to the surface of the carpet. Spray some on a sponge and wipe the affected area until the oil has taken effect. Be sure to allow the oil to completely dry before applying any further treatment.