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Found Mold In Our 5th Wheel Trailer In East Texas

Author: Emily F.
Date: 06-10-2015
Views: 3,552
Word Count: 425
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10691-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My husband and I live in a fifth wheel (trailer). It is a 1996 model, so inevitably it has cracks and leaks. We had not had a problem with mold all during the first summer and through the winter here in East Texas.

However, when spring hit, I found green mold on several of my shoes one day, and it only got worse from there. I had heard of awesome results for ridding rooms or entire homes of mold with the Thieves essential oil blend and thought that we could at least try it.

Fortunately I had just purchased my Premium Starter Kit and some other essential oils (including an extra bottle of Thieves, of course) that week! Also, my sister, who has been using therapeutic-grade essential oils for a few years now, had given me a bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner for our wedding over a year before, and that was the only cleaner I had on hand.

So I sprayed the Thieves Household Cleaner all over everything in my closet, including shoes, belts, the walls, shoe board, and a couple clothing items the mold had gotten to. I let it sit for a bit to kill the mold, sprayed everything again, and wiped it clean.

I also sprayed Thieves Household Cleaner all over our shower, where I found black mold! I knew the mold must still be in the air, so I unboxed my handy-dandy new diffuser and diffused Thieves essential oil blend all day for several days, moving it around the trailer.

My husband caulked up the cracks in our closet walls, and I placed a couple dehumidifier bags in there (which still fill up within a month). Now we leave our closet doors open so that the air does not get stale, and I spray and/or diffuse Thieves essential oil blend in the closet and throughout the house periodically (especially when it rains).

Additionally, I use the Thieves Household Cleaner in my sinks, shower, and bathroom (which I had not thought to do before finding the mold). I also spray it in my closet every now and then, just for good measure.

We have not seen the likes of any mold ever since! And as a bonus (which I had hoped for), the pesky spiders and other creeping things that had been biting or pestering us are gone too!

Thank you, God, for creating the herbs and giving us the wisdom to use them for Your glory and our good! And I am thankful that this company masterfully puts them into bottles! And in this case, one bottle... Thieves!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fungus — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
2.Associated topics: fungus — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
3.Associated topics: fungus — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
4.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
5.Associated topics: fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link
6.Associated topics: fungus — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
7.Associated topics: fungus — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
8.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link

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