Mold multiplies on any surface in damp and humid environments, whether indoor or outdoor. Any moist area in your house is at risk of mold.

Mold causes health problems which are constantly on the rise. People are not even aware that they’re suffering from mold allergies. The symptoms include runny nose, headaches, rashes, fatigue, memory problems and even depression. Mold can even result in serious respiratory and neurological conditions and cancer, if your exposed to it for a longer period. If you have mold growing anywhere in your house, you must get rid of it.

There are natural ways of eliminating mold which are super-efficient and safe for your family, pets and environment because they don’t contain any chemicals like the usual store bought mold removers. However, since these methods differ in degrees of effort and odor, choose carefully before your final decision.


You can use vinegar for removal of mold and mildew at home. Dilute it with water to reduce the strong smell before applying it. However, undiluted vinegar is the better choice. According to some studies, vinegar destroys up to 82% of mold spores, viruses and bacteria. Spray it on the affected area and scrub the mold with a brush, or spray some vinegar and let it dry to prevent mold. If the smell bothers you, add a few drops of essential oil. The smell usually goes away after just a few hours.

Tea tree oil

This oil is more expensive than the other natural methods for mold removal, but just a small amount of the tea tree natural oil can easily remove the mold at your home. Spray some of it on the spores and don’t rinse. The smell will be gone in a couple of days.

Citrus seed extract and water

This will surely become your favorite mold remover – the citrus seed extract doesn’t have an unpleasant smell. Add 20 drops of the extract in 2 cups of water and spray on the mold. Make sure you don’t rinse it afterwards.

Hydrogen peroxide

Spray 3% of hydrogen peroxide onto the mold and leave it to work for 10 minutes. You can scrub the area after that, and clean it with a damp cloth to remove any remaining mold spores. You can also mix hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and vinegar for better results, but be aware that you must keep the solution in a dark place as light can interfere with the potency of hydrogen peroxide.

Baking soda

Baking soda has many uses in the household, and one of them is mold removal. It can be used on its own, or mixed with vinegar and water. Spray the solution on the area covered with mold, leave it to work for a while, then scrub well and wipe with a damp cloth. This natural cleaning solution is mild, and it will remove the mold without any scent.