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How to get rid of mould – naturally!

Have you noticed that the Sunshine Coast hasn’t been so sunny lately? In fact, it almost feels as if we’ve been living under a constant cloud of rain. Weekend plans are having to be cancelled due to bad weather, once thriving gardens have been turned into sludge, and homes have become a breeding ground for mould. Whilst there is nothing we can do to change the weather, there are natural ways to make your waterlogged home more habitable!

Our Favourite Solutions to Remove Mould:

Believe it or not, but going just one hour without technology sounds terrifying to some; especially those who have been raised under the constant background noise of television and social media. For those who need some reassurance or inspiration, here are a few of our favourite things to do when the lights go out:

Luvin’ Life Clove Bud Oil

A 100% pure essential oil, clove bud has natural antifungal properties which makes it a fantastic remedy to mould growth. Better still, it acts as a mould preventative, so your surfaces stay mould free for longer! This is a powerful product, so you will only need approximately ¼ of a teaspoon of clove oil to one litre of water for a strong cleaning solution.

*available in store at Nurcha Kawana

Close Your Windows

It might sound obvious, but ensuring your home is airtight prevents more moisture entering your home during rainy days. This makes it very difficult for mould to grow and spread. If it is available to you, you can also pop your air conditioner on a dehumidifying function to reduce the amount of moisture in your home.

Vinegar Solution

An old favourite, vinegar has long been used as a natural solution to mould. Its naturally acidic properties kill mould and help prevent it from returning. Make a 1:1 mixture of vinegar to water and spray directly onto affected surfaces before wiping with a microfibre cloth. If the aroma bothers you, simply add some of your favourite Luvin’ Life essential oils to create a pleasant-smelling natural mould solution!

Our Eco Mould Spray

The “natural born killer” of mould!
Our Eco have combined oil of clove and succulent sweet orange essential oil to create a powerful spray that not only kills and prevents mould but fills your home with a warm spicy citrus scent. Simply spray directly onto mould affected surfaces and allow to sit for 12 hours then lightly scrub away for a mould-free home!

Luvin’ Life Tea Tree Oil

Similar to clove bud oil, pure tea tree oil is naturally antiseptic and antifungal. Mix one teaspoon of tea tree with one cup of water to create a naturally antibacterial surface cleaner. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your vinegar solution to amplify its antifungal properties.

*available in store at Nurcha Kawana

Bicarb Soda

Baking soda has a naturally high pH level, which makes it a poor environment for mould growth. Apply a solution of bicarb soda and water to areas affected by mould and scrub with some elbow grease to kill off bacteria and remove any unpleasant odours.

Sayanara La Nina!

The team at Nurcha are keeping our fingers crossed that La Nina is on her way out so that we can all breathe a little easier at home. However, in the meantime we hope these natural remedies might help reduce mould in your home.

If you believe mould growth in your home is beginning to negatively affect your health, then please speak with a medical professional as soon as you can.

Written by Mairead R.

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