Cleaning Benefits of Oil of Cloves

Long used as a cure for tooth ache, oil of cloves is a great mould inhibitor for outdoor fabrics like garden shades and umbrellas. The oil actually kills mould spores.

• Simply add a quarter of a teaspoon of oil to a litre of water in a spray bottle, lightly mist it over the fabric, and you can store away umbrellas etc for months without the worry of mould taking over by the following summer.

• For mouldy surfaces that don’t like water (like leather shoes etc), add a 1/4 teaspoon of oil of cloves to 500ml baby oil, give it a good shake and wipe a few drops of it over the shoes using a pantyhose cloth. The mould will lift off straight away and won’t come back.

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You can find essential oils from your local supermarket, pharmacist, naturopath, health food stores or essential oil suppliers.

 
 

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Posted by Chris843Report
How do I remove mould and grime from grout in the shower?
Posted by Report
Very informative & useful tips that will be put to the test
Posted by Josie116Report
Hi
We have a mould problem on our patio ceiling. Would the spray bottle method be ok for this (1/4 tspn oil to 1 ltre water).
Would it hurt if I added more oil (Just to be sure to kill the spores)
After killing the mould spores we are going to re-paint the ceiling and install 2 whirly birds to help with ventilation.
Posted by Report
Following links on killing mould and found this. Thanks for the advice because I have an old motorcycle jacket with some mould on it, now I know to get some baby oil and clove oil. Thank you.
Posted by Report
will oil of cloved remove paint???
Posted by Sandra683Report
It shouldn't an article in the Sunday Mail in Brisbane this morning 24.2.13 a gentleman from the timberdoctor said to clean the timber with soapy water and then use the oil of cloves solution (5-10ml in icebucket of warm water - not sure how big an icebucket is) to wipe the surface. A second application of the oil of cloves may be needed for heavy mould.
Was just googling oil of cloves, wasn't sure where to get it or what part of the supermarket to look for it. Will be using it when get the oil of cloves. Hope it helps
Posted by Report
Will it get rid of mold stains in normal clothing?