The $2 product that removes mold in minutes and you won’t find it in the cleaning aisle

MOLD and mildew can leave behind nasty stains, but thankfully there is a cheap and easy solution.

Using kitchen products you already have in your home, making a natural mold stain remover is easy.

Not only is mold detrimental to your health, but also the fungus can leave behind unpleasant stains in your home.

To tackle these pesky stains, head to your pantry and gather a few items.

For this cleaning hack, you will need one teaspoon of cornstarch, one tablespoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of water.

Mix together the ingredients to form a paste and use a sponge to apply it to the mold stains, allowing it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes.

Use a clean brush or sponge to scrub the stain, and then wipe clean.

You can also opt to use just cornstarch and water for the mold stains.

Simply form a thick paste from cornstarch and water, and apply the mixture to the stains.

Allow the paste to dry completely, use a brush or sponge to scrub the affected area, and then wipe the residue clean.

Target sells cornstarch for $2.39, and Walmart has cornstarch for $2.24.

If your home has active mold spores that you want to kill, then there are a variety of natural products for addressing mold.

For example, clove essential oil is a great natural option for targeting mold.

It is one of the strongest essential oils and has been proven to effectively kill a variety of mold types.

There are four methods you can try to target mold in your home: using a diffuser, mixing with water, mixing with vinegar, and using an absorbent material.

  1. Use a Diffuser

To use a diffuser, first dilute the oil by mixing around three to five drops for every 1/2 cup of water you want to use.

Fill the diffuser with water, add the diluted clove oil, and run the diffuser for around 30 minutes to an hour, up to 24 hours.

2. Mix with Water

Mixing clove oil with water works great for hard surfaces.

Mix 1/4 teaspoon of clove oil with four and 1/4 cups of water in a spray bottle, but don’t make the mixture any stronger, as it can potentially damage your surfaces.

Proceed to spray the solution onto any moldy areas and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Mix with Vinegar

For this method, mix together four drops of clove oil, a tablespoon of baking soda, and 1/2 a cup of vinegar in a bowl or spray bottle.

Either spray the mixture directly onto the affected area or use an old toothbrush to scrub it on the affected area.

Allow the mixture to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then wipe or scrub the mold away with a clean cloth or sponge.

4. Use an Absorbent Material

This last method requires an absorbent material such as chalk, a dry piece of wood, or a cup of Epsom salt.

Eventually, you will need to replace the absorbent material or refresh it with a few more drops of essential oil.


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