Cleaning expert shares her three-ingredient foolproof solution for removing mold – and preventing it from coming back
- A Melbourne mum revealed the recipe for her homemade mold-killing spray
- Chantel Mila, aka Mama Mila, shared the recipe online with her million followers
- The mum adds vinegar, 20 drops each of clove and tea tree oil in a spray bottle
- The cleaning queen said the solutions cleans mold and stops it coming back
A cleaning expert has shared the recipe to a simple homemade spray that banishes mold and stops it from coming back.
Chantel Mila, who goes by Mama Mila online, shared the mold-killing recipe in a video posted to her popular TikTok page.
The Melbourne mum-of-two only uses vinegar, clove oil and tea tree oil for her fast-action solution.
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Chantel Mila [pictured]who goes by Mama Mila online, shared the mold-killing recipe in a video posted to her popular TikTok page
The Melbourne mum-of-two only uses vinegar, clove oil and tea tree oil for her fast-action solution that kills mold spores and prevents them from coming back
Chantel pours a cup of vinegar, 20 drops of clove oil, and 20 drops of tea tree oil into a spray bottle.
In a spray bottle, the mum-of-two pours a cup of vinegar as she said the acidity helps rid mold spores.
The clove oil serves a similar purpose, as its anti-fungal properties also kill mold spores.
Then she adds 20 drops of clove oil which acts as an anti-fungal agent, killing mold spores and 20 drops of tea tree oil which is also anti-bacterial and helps prevent mold from returning
Tea tree oil is also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and the over-the-counter oil is capable of killing all types of mold and prevents it from coming back.
Chantel then revealed that she sprays the mixture onto a mold-prone surface and ‘leaves it for 20 minutes while the spray does the hard work’ before rinsing off with water.
The video has received thousands of likes and views and several have thanked Chantel for her simple mold-killing spray.
Chantel then revealed that she sprays the mixture onto a mold-prone surface and ‘leaves it for 20 minutes while the spray does the hard work’ before rinsing off with water
But while mold can be cleaned, its smell often lingers for weeks.
The Melbourne mum also shared three tips to insure any house smells amazing with three super easy and inexpensive hacks.
She only used lemons, coffee beans, vanilla, and essential oils for her effective home hacks.
Australia’s most popular ‘cleaning queen’ has revealed three super easy and inexpensive hacks which can have your home smelling amazing in minutes
Chantel first places lemons and hot water in an oven for twenty minutes to rid the kitchen and surrounding spaces of food odors.
The next hack can have any home smelling like your favorite cafe within minutes.
She uses coffee beans and vanilla, one of her favorite fragrance combinations, for the trick.
The mum simply simmers the two ingredients on her stove for a ‘cozy cafe’ smell.
Chantel Mila, the mum behind the Mama Mila cleaning page on Instagram, made the video after fans begged for tips on how to rid their homes of the usual kitchen and garden smells
Chantel also revealed that the mixture was not wasted, and could then be used for iced coffee.
The last hack she shared was simply an alternative way to wash cushion covers.
‘I wash my cushion covers with baking soda and essential oils to keep them smelling fresh for longer,’ she said.
Using essential oils instead of ingredients like lemon and coffee also opens you up to several other floral fragrances.