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Killed Black Mold In The Shower

Author: Sherry H.
Date: 05-30-2006
Views: 16,210
Word Count: 390
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Testimonial ID: 1466-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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Because of the unusual wet fall, winter, and spring and the leaking shower head in our bathroom, we got a lot of black mold in our shower. All of the caulking was totally black. Any cracks in the tile grout were black. The fiberglass bottom of the shower had black growth also.

A friend of mine just bought an older home. She told me how she totally cleaned the moldy shower in the house she just bought. She removed the caulking with black mold on it. She scrubbed the entire shower, then sprayed chlorine bleach all over the shower.

She sprayed an extra amount where the old caulking was to make sure the mold was completely gone. She let it dry a day and then re-caulked it with new silicone caulking. She was so excited that her shower looked new again.

When she came to help me do the same with my shower, she said the only thing that will completely get rid of the black mold is chlorine bleach. She knew I didn't want to use anything that would harm my body by breathing it in or leaving a residue in the shower.

We first removed all the caulking with a flat head screwdriver, and then we tackled the cleaning job. I made up a strong solution of Thieves Household Cleaner. I used 3 tablespoons of Thieves Cleaner per one 32 ounce sprayer bottle of filtered water. We cleaned the entire shower with the cleaner.

She was amazed that the cleaner cleaned so well. We were able to get stubborn soap scum off the tiles by spraying it with Thieves Cleaner and then scrubbing it with a #220 waterproof sandpaper. In the hard-to-get crack areas we used a stiff scrub brush and an old toothbrush.

After we totally cleaned the shower and washed it down, we sprayed all the areas to be caulked with Thieves Cleaner. We let the shower dry overnight and then caulked it with new silicone caulking. The shower looks great!

My friend was absolutely amazed that we did not need to use chlorine bleach. She said, "That Thieves Cleaner is amazing. It works better than 409, Windex, and chlorine bleach. I am going to get some."

It is exciting to know I can clean anything with Thieves Cleaner, and I don't have to jeopardize my health because of it.

Thank you Young Living!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
2.Associated topics: sinus — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
3.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
4.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link
5.Associated topics: detox-/-cleanse — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link

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