|photo by Dr. Cornelius|
To make a solution for removing mold and mildew in the bathroom use:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 gallon of warm water
Use this solution to clean all bathroom surfaces — shower walls, sinks, bathtubs, floors and outside of the toilet. It may smell like vinegar while you are cleaning, but you will not be inhaling any toxic fumes. Also, don't worry, the vinegar smell will go away. Try this anti-mold cleaning solution once or twice a month, depending on how much use your bathroom gets.
For more regular care you can simply spray a solution that will help kill bathroom mold. Using a small plastic spray bottle, mix:
- 8 ounces of warm water
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 2 to 3 drops of an anti-fungal essential oil such as lavender or myrrh
Shake well and mist over mold-prone surfaces.
While routine cleaning is a cornerstone of getting rid of bathroom mold, fresh, dry air is also essential. Keep the bathroom well-ventilated with a fan and/or open windows and always remove any standing water.