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Thieves Oil And Basement Stink

Author: Katie M.
Skill: Doula
Date: 05-10-2007
Views: 3,105
Word Count: 166
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 2121-OR

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My husband tried vermiculture over the winter using home-made boxes made of particle board. We were so successful in making worm castings and worm tea that the boxes rotted and broke through, causing a horrible stink on our cement floor. I can not use chlorine bleach or come in contact with any halogen (except natural iodine) because of my thyroid problems. What to do?

I only had Thieves oil on hand, not the cleaner. Rolling up my sleeves, I tried a dishpan solution of warm water, a generous amount of Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and about 10 drops of Thieves. IMMEDIATELY the stink left - quicker than the gunk on the floor, actually. The little black flies seemed repelled as well. It's been over a month now and the stink has never returned. I am still in the beginning phases of learning about essential oils, and I must say, I am amazed by how well Thieves worked here.

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