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Easy Homemade Mold & Mildew Cleaner

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Do you have a bathroom that doesn’t have great ventilation? This homemade mold and mildew cleaner is an easy DIY solution to prevent and clean away that yucky grime.

Do you have a bathroom that doesn't have great ventilation? This homemade mold and mildew cleaner is an easy DIY solution to prevent and clean away that yucky grime.

I find that mold and mildew are especially attracted to bathroom tile and shower curtains. So it’s important to use a good cleaner to spray on your shower curtain and in your shower.

This DIY mold and mildew cleaner works because the baking soda helps absorb moisture while the tea tree oil has natural anti-fungal properties. If you already have mildew or mold growing, try replacing the water with white vinegar to help clean away the mold faster.

However, you’ll want to use that mixture right away because baking soda and vinegar will cancel out each others’ properties if you allow them to sit together.

The best strategy is to prevent it, of course. If all of your prevention strategies didn’t work, give this easy homemade mold and mildew cleaner a try.

Bottle of Mold and Mildew cleaner next to a bowl of lemons cropped into a square shape

Easy Homemade Mold & Mildew Cleaner

Do you have a bathroom that doesn’t have great ventilation? This homemade mold and mildew cleaner works to prevent and clean away that yucky grime.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 Spray Bottle

Supplies

  • 16- ounce glass spray bottle
  • 2 cups white vinegar - or distilled water as noted above
  • 2 teaspoon tea tree essential oil
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • Your choice of printable label - you can use full sheet printer labels and cut them

Tools

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk

Instructions

  • Add half of the water and all of the baking soda to a small mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
    Adding baking soda to a blue bowl
  • Add the tea tree oil to the bowl, and whisk to evenly distribute.
    Adding essential oils to homemade mold and mildew cleaner
  • Immediately transfer the mold and mildew cleaner to a clean glass spray bottle.  There will be some baking soda left in the bowl that settled.  Pour the second cup of water into the mixing bowl with the settled baking soda and whisk to combine, then immediately pour through the funnel into the glass spray bottle.
    Pouring mold and mildew cleaners into glass spray bottle through a funnel
  • Print out your free cleaning label onto your full page printer label and attach to your glass spray bottle.
    Image of mold and mildew cleaner label with a yellow flower on it

Notes

To use, spray the mildew or mold, and scrub with a brush, microfiber cloth or your preferred cleaning tool.

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