Eliminate Mold Using Young Living Essential Oils

Thieves essential oil was found to be far more effective at eliminating mold than any other mold treatment currently available, with an overall spore removal efficiency of 96.65%, and 100% spore removal efficiency for 17 species of mold, with long-term residual effects. Case study participants reported significant health improvements following the Thieves recommendations.TheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household Cleaner

“This [essential oil] blend contains Lemon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. It is non-toxic and approved by the FDA for human consumption, There is scientific evidence that this same blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils also kills bacteria and viruses.” (Chao et.al., Journal of Essential Oil Research, 1998)

Buying A Home – Buyer Beware!

I cannot tell you how many calls and emails I get from people who just bought a home only to discover there is a mold problem. Real Estate agents and sellers are suppose to devulge that info, but few do.

So, how to protect yourself as a home buyer… in your contract, very clearly state that the price is contingent upon a home inspection – AND – a mold inspection, yes put it in the contract!!! Otherwise, if you buy it and find there is a mold problem you could be sinking many thousands into claning it up and it can cost you your health. I’m serious about this.

I was contacted by a woman earlier this past summer who was calling on behalf of a family of 6 who had a severe mold problem in their home. They all ended up in the hospital, and the wife/mother suffered brain damage, she is now confined to a wheelchair and dozens of med’s for the rest of her life.

Toxic mold is NOT something to be taken lightly and it can kill you. If you have mold, clean it up, if you don’t have it yet prevent it with essential oils!

Here is a chilling ABC News story on mold and a home buyer

Some Facts on the Health Effects of Toxic Mold:

• 50% of buildings, both old and new, have Mold resulting in a 50-100% increase of it’s occupants having respiratory problems. – 2 Studies, Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities

• 16 infants died from bleeding lungs in Cleveland, Ohio and every house where the infants lived had Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as Toxic Black Mold. – The Center for Disease Control

• 1 in 7 Americans suffers from acute fungal sinustis, resulting from exposure to mold. – Mayo Clinic

• Bleach, Ozone, and chemicals commonly used for mold issues are ineffective and are hazardous to your health. – US EPA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association

Mold in Cars

Many cars are sold every year that have been in floods and have mold. Yes, if your house has mold it can attach to you shoes and clothing and be brought in to your car daily. Yes, you can use Thieves essential oil, Household Cleaner and a diffuser to get mold out of your car. Here are two articles I wrote about it.. How to Get Mold Out of Your Car and Mold in Your Vehicle May Cause Fungal Infections

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Black Mold and Buying a House

It’s the nightmare that haunts every first-time home buyer, especially a young couple with a 2-year-old daughter about to purchase their first house: toxic mold.

Jason and Kerri Brown were thrilled when they found a five-bedroom, two-bath house that was in foreclosure for $75,000 in Greenville, S.C., a cozy town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, on Aug. 16, 2005.

The next day, they started renovations on the fixer-upper and ordered new fixtures and furniture. Later that week, Kerri was at home when she and her uncle started to remove some bookcases in a bedroom and discovered a passageway that led to a hidden room.

Inside the room was a chilling note from the previous owner:

“You Found It! Hello. If you’re reading this, then you found the secret room. I owned this house for a short while and it was discovered to have a serious mold problem. One that actually made my children very sick to the point that we had to move out.”

“I just couldn’t believe it,” Kerri told ABCNews.com. “The previous owner left his email address, so I got in touch with him and he said that he didn’t want the same thing to happen to him, that the mold made his children very sick.” Continue reading

Thieves Essential Oil in Mold and Germ Situations

The Young Living essential oil blend Thieves is a blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils. The Thieves blend was tested at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in 1997 – the studies showed the anti-bacterial effectiveness of the Thieves blend against airborne microorganisms. When you have plants that are properly grown and distilled this is what you end up with… a product that goes well beyond aromatherapy essential oils. Why I swear by these oils…

One analysis showed a 90 percent reduction in the number of gram positive Micrococcus luteus organisms after diffusing Thieves for 12 minutes.  Then after diffusing Thieves for a total of 20 minutes, there was a 99.3 percent reduction.

Another study against the gram negative Pseudomonas Aeruginosa showed a kill rate of 99.96 percent after just 12 minutes of diffusion of this blend.

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How to get mold out of your car…

Are you wondering how, or trying to find a way to get mold out of your car that is non-toxic and does not involve using poisons? Young Living has a blend called Thieves which in my opinion is the only way to combat mold, whether it be in your home, office, car, truck, or motor home. What I like about diffusing Thieves essential oil to kill mold is that the essential oil comes into contact with the mold spores and kills them, plus – the effects of Thieves keeps working weeks after the initial diffusing (see the test chart here).TheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household Cleaner

Did you know… that the EPA no longer recommends using bleach to get rid of mold? As a matter of fact, when you clean a mold problem with bleach the mold starts to grow in 24 hours! So not only are you exposing yourself, family and pets to toxins and poisonous fumes but you’re not doing a darn thing to eliminate your mold problem!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Thieves Oil Blend -15 ml
1  Thieves Household Cleaner
1 TheraPro Premium Diffuser

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These items are sufficient for about 1,000 square feet of space. The one 15 ml bottle of Thieves essential oil  will last about 2-3 days if your diffuser runs continuously – a vehicle is small, so 12-18 hours should do the trick. The bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner goes a long way, read some of the many ways we use Thieves products.

Tips on how to get mold out of your vehicle using nontoxic Thieves:

• use the Thieves essential oil in the TheraPro Premium Diffuser

• set up the diffuser with the Thieves oil inserted, place inside your car, run an extension cord out to the car, plug it in

• let the diffuser run over night on the medium speed

• in the morning, start-up your car and turn the AC on low (not on the coolest temp), leave the car and diffuser running for an hour

• after an hour shut car and diffuser off, open windows and let the car air out

• vacuum and wipe clean all surfaces and windows with Thieves Household Cleaner (using the light degreasing dilution of this concentrated cleaner).

You may repeat this procedure every so often to prevent the mold from coming back. This maintenance procedure depends on a number of conditions (your climate, humidity, etc.)

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Tips on how to avoid buying a car that’s been in a flood.

Mold in your home? Read about how to get mold under control -or- prevent mold from occurring!

Thieves Around the House – for cleaning, edible dental care, hand sanitizing and more!

The Young Living Thieves line of products has got to be one of the most useful and effective I’ve seen. I love the Thieves line of products, they’re staples around my home.

Here’s the Thieves Story

As the bubonic plague decimated Europe in the year 1413, four thieves were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims. When the thieves were tried, the magistrate offered leniency if they would reveal how they resisted contracting the infection as they performed their gruesome acts.

Thieves products can replace all other products.

Thieves products can replace all other products.

They explained that they were perfumers and spice traders and told of a special concoction of aromatic herbs, including cloves and rosemary, that they rubbed on their hands, ears, and temples.

The proprietary Thieves essential oil blend was created by Young Living based on research into the concoction used by the four thieves of the 15th century.
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Diffusing therapeutic-grade essential oils during cold & flu season – how to get the most out of your essential oils and diffuser

When essential oils are diffused in a home, office or classroom, they purify the air itself by removing toxins, metallic particles and other harmful microscopic debris. They also increase the atmospheric oxygen of the air, and boost levels of beneficial negative ions which dramatically inhibit the growth and reproduction of airborne pathogens, prevent and eliminate mold.

The most popular and effective method of diffusing essential oils is to use a “Cold-air Diffuser,” (learn more about the different types of diffusers) which puts an micro-fine mist of the essential oil of your choice into the air, available at my website.

The millions of essential oil particles from a cold-air diffuser are so fine they can hang in the air of your house, vehicle, office or classroom literally for hours.

For economy and efficiency of your essential oils, it is recommended to plug your diffuser into a programmable light timer, found at any home improvement store. You can program the timer to be on, for example, for 15 minutes and off for 30 minutes, conserving essential oils and money.

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WARNING ABOUT HEAT AND ESSENTIAL OILS:

DO NOT HEAT YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS

Store your therapeutic-grade essential oils at room temperature, learn more about Shelf Life.

Heating the essential oils will not only ruin the therapeutic value of the oil, but it can also harm you.

Research shows that high temperatures will change the chemistry of an essential oil. This changed chemistry can be toxic to the human body.

If you want to fragrance a room and obtain health benefits, use a cold-air diffuser. Please, do not use a light bulb called an Aromalamp or burn oils with fire from a candle.

If you are interested in getting essential oils to keep your home or office germ-free, learn about different membership types here. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact me.

To learn more about how to incorporate essential oils into everyday living these previous posts may also be of interest:

Got Mold?

Using Essential Oils

Thieves Essential Oil and Other Products

pH Balance and Creating an Alkaline System

What are Essential Oils Good For?

Moist Warm Indoor Conditions Harbor Mold in Unlikely Places

Molds can grow in our homes in moist warm places like damp basements, closets, and bathrooms, even after the moisture has dried up. Molds can also grow in places where fresh food is stored, refrigerators/refrigerator door seals, house plants, humidifiers, garbage pails, mattresses, upholstered furniture, foam rubber pillows, or fabrics.

One of he worst places that molds can grow is inside wall cavities and flooring of our homes. Wherever there may be cellulose materials mold can feed on, i.e., wood, ceiling tiles, or sheetrock, even if they are not visible. This is very common if there has been a plumbing leak, an inadequate or leaking roof, or condensation.

Many people are either unaware, ignorant, or in denial about the severe health hazards involved with some types of indoor household molds.

The indoor air quality industry in the US lacks any government regulation. Clorox has made claims that their product, Tilex “kills 99.9% of household mold” in their ads. When contacted for data to back-up their claims, Clorox admitted that their product didn’t do as stated, but it did kill bacteria.

In the past, even the EPA recommended cleaning mold infested areas with bleach and water, you can still find this advice on some websites dealing with mold.

On their website in an article entitled “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home”, the EPA now says:

“The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold remediation.”

In answer to the question of whether bleach should be used in mold remediation, the AIHA says:

1) Biocides like bleach do not remove allergens that can lead to allergies in sensitive individuals nor do they remove other metabolites from mold that can cause adverse reactions in some people.

2) Commonly used chemicals do not effectively kill molds. For example, active fungal growth on a surface may produce a spore density of 1 million spores per square inch. Treating this site with a biocide that has an effectiveness of 99.999% would still leave an estimated 10 viable spores per square inch.

As such, mold growth may recur if the underlying moisture problem is not resolved. Read more on Bleach, Ozone, Chemicals and Other Biocides.

Molds come in thousands of different varieties, Alternaria and Cladosporium are the molds most commonly found both indoors and outdoors. Aspergillus, Penicillium, Helminthosporium, Epicoccum, Fusarium, Mucor, Rhizopus, and Aureobasidium are also common. One of the mycotoxins, aflatoxin, is produced by the fungi Penicillium, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Four different aflatoxins, B1, B2, G1 and G2, have been identified, B1 being the most toxic, carcinogenic and prevalent.

Learn more about mold FAQ’s and an effective nontoxic solution.

Toxic Mold – an enemy in our homes are you being affected by toxic mold?

Our homes are our havens – a safe place from the world around us, a place to relax and rejuvenate, a place to spend quality time with friends and family. Are they really as safe as we think they are and as safe as we want them to be?TheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household Cleaner

A Harvard University School of Public Health study of 10,000 homes in the US and Canada indicated that half of the homes tested showed evidence of water damage and mold.

Of those, 50% – 100% of the individuals living in those homes had an increase in respiratory problems.

Black Mold is a very real and serious problem

Read mold FAQ’s to learn how to use Thieves to get rid of a mold problem and how to prevent mold.

The culprits: Aspergilus, Stachybotrys, and Cladosporium – all forms of toxic black  mold.

Scientists, microbiologists, and mycologists classify mold as a fungi. Mold acts as a scavenger, when a living organism dies mold decomposes the entity and uses it as a food source.

Cellulose is a primary food source for mold. Cellulose is found in wood, cotton, paper, hemp, and various other manufactured products. When these items become moist they become a feeding ground for mold. That feeding ground can be in your house, your house, your car, your place of work.

One square inch of mold infestation can produce over a million spores that are released into the air.

I have known a few people who had mold problems in their homes. One was a neighbor, the house was just covered with mold. I didn’t know back them just how life threatening molds could be. She was always sick with odd sorts of conditions, falling to the floor and not able to breathe was one of her many symptoms. Interesting enough it seemed to happen when she or her two kids opened different boxes of toys, particularly the box of Lincoln Logs.

Her husband had respiratory problems and odd skin conditions. Their two kids, pre-kindergarten age, were always sick and looked fragile. She was a Registered Nurse, and he was a Radiologist. She embarrassingly showed me her bathroom for a quick second almost 20 years ago. She cleaned it regularly with all kinds of toxic heavy-duty products – nothing worked. The walls were black with mold. It was out of control.

She asked me if I knew of anything that would get rid of mold. The only thing I knew back then is that I was using essential oils for all of my cleaning and air freshening and never had a trace of mold. I suspected the essential oils were preventing my house from getting mold. So I told her to try  my essential oils in a spray bottle.

Had I known back then what I know today I would have been able to help her more.

Like for starters, that essential oils have to be literally put into the air for 24 – 72 hours to kill the mold and prevent it from coming back.

Eventually, they sold the house and moved away. The new owners had a contractor in and he said, “tear it down, it’s beyond repair.” That was 10 – 12 years ago. I watched the guys tear the house down and cart it off in dump truck loads. None of the workers wore protective clothing, no special handling of materials. I know today that is NOT the way to remove a house covered with toxic mold.

What I also know now that I didn’t know them, when they moved – they took all of those mold spores with them! Those spores were on every item in that house. They’ll never get rid of their mold problems and health issues until they kill every speck of that mold they’re carting around with them.

The other couple I knew, they bought their very first home. Within a month of moving in they discovered mold coming out of the woodwork, all over the place. Apparently, the previous owners did some cosmetics so that unwary perspective buyers would not notice there was a terrible mold infestation.

This couple went back to the real estate agent and complained. They wanted the previous owners to pay for the massive remediation. The couple was denied, not even a penny. I personally feel this couple deserved compensation because this is going to affect the lives of them and their two children and be a huge financial burden.

I wrote a previous post on mold in vehicles. Many unknowingly buy cars that have been in floods and have mold issues.

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Mold and Mood – could your depression be caused by mold

This morning CNN’s, Sanjay Gupta, spoke about a Brown University study on mold and it’s link to depression. In recent years, a number of scientific studies have shown us that our exposure to environmental toxins is steadily increasing, and that we are absorbing them at an increasingly alarming rate. It may surprise you to know that the greatest danger of exposure occurs in the home. We absorb toxins from personal care products, household cleaners, various manufactured products, pharmaceuticals, food, water, and mold the air of our homes that we breathe.

“Growth of mold in buildings is no longer just a cosmetic problem but is a potential threat to human health.” — American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

The Harvard University School of Public Health studied 10,000 homes in the US and Canada and found that half of them had “conditions of water damage and mold associated with a 50 to 100 % increase in respiratory symptoms.”

Read Mold FAQ’s.

The misinformation circulating about toxic mold is not deliberate, for the most part. For example, professional cleaning companies offering mold remediation services commonly advise owners of mold infested buildings to “save money” by foregoing sampling and instead go straight to cleaning and removal. The truth is that this practice can actually cost you a lot more money. A few hundred dollars of proper sampling will tell you what you are dealing with and may allow you to avoid thousands of dollars in costs for removal and replacement of building materials.

Practices for dealing with toxic mold, like cleaning infested areas with bleach and fogging with toxic chemicals, recommended by the EPA only a few years ago, are now known to be ineffective, or even counter-productive, and are potentially as harmful to your health as the mold itself.

One of the most important findings of the more than 20 case studies is that diffusing the Thieves essential oil blend not only destroys mold spores, but also removes mold spores, dead and alive, from the air. This is a very important finding.

There is indirect evidence from these case studies that suggest that exposure to the toxins released by molds may also be eliminated by diffusing the essential oil blend called Thieves.

All studies identified thus far, that have assessed the antifungal effects of essential oils, utilized between 1 and 100 or more single essential oil species, however none were found that used a blend or blends of essential oils for assessing impact on fungi even though it is well-known by professionals in the essential oils industry that blending will tend to magnify or minimize, strengthen or quench, the effects of an individual essential oil and/or some of its components.

Signs that toxic mold could be impacting your health:

  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dermatitis
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Sinusitis
  • General Malaise
  • and many more!

These signs are often misdiagnosed by doctors.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In the past, even the EPA recommended cleaning mold infested areas with bleach and water, and you can still find this advice on some websites dealing with mold. On their website in an article entitled “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home”, the EPA now says:

“The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold remediation.”

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

In answer to the question of whether bleach should be used in mold remediation, the AIHA says:

1) Biocides like bleach do not remove allergens that can lead to allergies in sensitive individuals nor do they remove other metabolites from mold that can cause adverse reactions in some people.

2) Commonly used chemicals do not effectively kill molds. For example, active fungal growth on a surface may produce a spore density of 1 million spores per square inch. Treating this site with a biocide that has an effectiveness of 99.999% would still leave an estimated 10 viable spores per square inch. As such, mold growth may recur if the underlying moisture problem is not resolved.

The California Department of Health Services evaluated ozone and had this to say:

“Ozone is a strong oxidizing agent that is used as a disinfectant in water and sometimes to eliminate odors. However, ozone is a known lung irritant.

Ozone generators have been shown to sometimes produce indoor levels above the safe limit. Furthermore, it has been shown that ozone is not effective in controlling molds and other microbial contamination, even at concentrations far above safe health levels. Also, ozone may damage materials in the home, for example, cause rubber items to become brittle.

For these reasons, the California Department of Health Services strongly recommends that you NOT use an ozone air cleaner in any occupied space.”

Reference: The CDHS IAQ Info Sheet: Health Hazards of Ozone-generating Air Cleaning Devices (January 1998), available on the CDHS-IAQS website.

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Safe for Humans, safe for pets, safe for the environment.

How much should I order to get started?

1 Thieves Oil Blend -15 ml
1 Thieves Household Cleaner
1 TheraPro Premium Diffuser

These items are sufficient for about 1,000 square feet of space.

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Is Mold in Your Home or Workplace Causing or Adding to Your Depression?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A groundbreaking public health study has found a connection between damp, moldy homes and depression. The study, led by Brown University epidemiologist Edmond Shenassa, is the largest investigation of an association between mold and mood and is the first such investigation conducted outside the United Kingdom.

Shenassa said the findings, published in the American Journal of Public Health, came as a complete surprise. In fact, after a few U.K. studies published in the last decade had suggested a link, Shenassa and his skeptical team set out to debunk the notion that any link existed.

“We thought that once we statistically accounted for factors that could clearly contribute to depression – things like employment status and crowding – we would see any link vanish,” said Shenassa, the lead author of the study and an associate professor in the Department of Community Health at Brown. “But the opposite was true. We found a solid association between depression and living in a damp, moldy home.”

Shenassa noted the study, an analysis of data from nearly 6,000 European adults, does not prove that moldy homes cause depression. The study wasn’t designed to draw that direct conclusion. However, Shenassa’s team did find a connection, one likely driven by two factors. One factor is a perceived lack of control over the housing environment. The other is mold-related health problems such as wheezing, fatigue and a cold or throat illness.

“Physical health, and perceptions of control, are linked with an elevated risk for depression,” Shenassa said, “and that makes sense. If you are sick from mold, and feel you can’t get rid of it, it may affect your mental health.” read more…

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Is Mold Prevention & Elimination the solution you’re looking for?

Young Living Essential Oils has a product line called Thieves. Yes, I know it’s an unusual name, you can read the story here. There are several products in this line, the one thing they all have in common is that they contain the essential oil blend, Thieves.

Two of the products, the Thieves essential oil blend itself and the Thieves Household Cleaner, learn more, and learn how.

With mold being a huge problem in the home, in vehicles and in the workplace a motivated individual who is looking to have their own home-based business could target this market.

With bleach, ozone, chamicals and other biocides proving themselves of being extremely toxic and ineffective, it makes sense that the 50% of mold infested buildings in the US and Canada more people need to know about this nontoxic solution with the unusual name!

If this sounds like a solution for either your mold problem and/or as a business you would like to do, contact me so we can talk and see if this is a good match.

Mold In Your Vehicle May Cause Fungal Infections

”The rash started on his ankles, and it took us months to realize that he had a fungal infection. Then we found mold growing in the carpet of his SUV and thanks to your information, we used the essential oils products as suggested, and got rid of the mold. Now, his fungal infection is gone too.” ~ as told by Dr. Close

Water-damaged vehicles, flooded vehicles, and even vehicles that have been cleaned but the carpets have not been dried properly can all be infested with mold, sometimes toxic mold.

Our cars, trucks, SUVs, in fact any vehicle provides an opportunity for high levels of exposure to mold in short periods of time, and over long periods of time when we travel frequently or take long trips.

Read about how to use Thieves for mold.

There are numerous areas of the United States, and around the world, that are flooded every year. Research shows that many water-damaged vehicles end up being sold in the used car market. So how can you protect yourself from buying a vehicle that may have been flooded or water-damaged? Learn more about Getting the Mold Out.

The following article by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) highlights the problem with flooded vehicles making their way to the used car market, and also offers tips on how to avoid buying a flood-damaged car.

Tips to Avoid Buying a “Flooded Car”

NEW YORK, April 23, 2007 — The deluge from last week’s Nor’easter not only means extensive flooding to homes but to cars as well. Unfortunately, many of these vehicles could be purchased by dishonest auto dealers, cleaned up and then sold, with their flood damage history illegally hidden, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

Unscrupulous salvage operators and dealers often try to conceal the fact that the vehicles they are selling have been damaged by a natural disaster, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB home page).

To prevent this type of fraudulent resale of cars to unsuspecting consumers around the country, the NICB home page has been helping law enforcement groups and insurance companies identify and catalogue vehicles damaged by these types of disasters.

“By creating a registry of damaged vehicles that consumers can access when purchasing a used car, the potential for this type of fraud can be greatly reduced,” said Robert M. Bryant, president and CEO of the NICB.

The NICB compiles a database of vehicles affected by such storms, which offers a free search of any car’s vehicle identification number (VIN), so used-car buyers can learn more about the history of the car and whether it has been involved in a claim related to flood damage. It usually takes several months before the flooded cars get into the market. Consumers who suspect a car has been flooded can access this service from the NICB home page.

“To avoid inadvertently purchasing a flood-damaged car, it is important that you only buy a used car from a reputable dealer, have a certified mechanic look for flood damage and check the car’s VIN number,” noted Jeanne M. Salvatore, senior vice president and consumer spokesperson for the I.I.I.

The I.I.I. suggests you be on the lookout for the following indicators that a car may have been flooded:

- Mildew, debris and silt in places where it wouldn’t normally be found, such as under the carpeting in the trunk, or around
the engine compartment
– Rust on screws and other metal parts
– Water stains or faded upholstery; discoloration of seat belts and door panels
– Dampness in the floor and carpeting; moisture on the inside of the instrument panel
– A moldy odor or an intense smell of Lysol or deodorizer being used to cover up an odor problem

If you suspect that your local car dealer is committing fraud by knowingly selling “flooded cars” as regular used cars, contact their insurance company, local law enforcement agency or the NICB at 800-TEL-NICB (800-835-6422).

Cars damaged by flooding, fire or wind are covered under the comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy.

PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE AND YOUR HEALTH

You can eliminate mold inside your vehicle, by diffusing the essential oil blend Thieves continuously for 12 hours inside the vehicle with all the windows closed.TheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household Cleaner

When cleaning carpets and upholstery, be sure to use the Thieves Household Cleaner that contains that same essential oil blend. Vacuum up all excess moisture, leave windows and doors open, and do not close the vehicle until carpets have dried completely. After materials have dried, diffuse the essential oil blend Thieves for 24 hours continuously to protect your vehicle and your health.

How to get mold out of your car:

• use the Thieves essential oil in a TheraPro Premium Diffuser

• set up the diffuser in your car, run an extension cord out to the car, plug it in

• put a bottle of Thieves essential oil into the diffuser

• let the diffuser run over night

• in the morning, start-up your car and turn the AC on low (not on the coolest temp), leave the car and diffuser running for an hour

• after an hour shut car and diffuser off, open windows and let the car air out

• vacuum and wipe clean all surfaces and windows with Thieves Household Cleaner (using the light degreasing dilution of this concentrated cleaner).

You may repeat this procedure every so often to prevent the mold from coming back. This maintenance procedure depends on a number of conditions (your climate, humidity, etc.)

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Mold: Bleach, Ozone, Chemicals are Not Effective on Mold

I have written a page with details on how to use Thieves to get rid of mold and how to prevent mold, read the recommended treatment.

Using Bleach and other chemicals is a health hazard to humans, pets and the environment.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In the past, the EPA recommended cleaning mold infested areas with bleach and water, and you can still find this advice on some websites dealing with mold. On their own website in an article entitled “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home”, the EPA now says:

“The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold remediation.”

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

In answer to the question of whether bleach should be used in mold remediation, the AIHA says:

1) Biocides like bleach do not remove allergens that can lead to allergies in sensitive individuals nor do they remove other metabolites from mold that can cause adverse reactions in some people.

2) Commonly used chemicals do not effectively kill molds. For example, active fungal growth on a surface may produce a spore density of 1 million spores per square inch. Treating this site with a biocide that has an effectiveness of 99.999% would still leave an estimated 10 viable spores per square inch. As such, mold growth may recur if the underlying moisture problem is not resolved.

The California Department of Health Services evaluated ozone and had this to say:

“Ozone is a strong oxidizing agent that is used as a disinfectant in water and sometimes to eliminate odors. However, ozone is a known lung irritant.

Ozone generators have been shown to sometimes produce indoor levels above the safe limit. Furthermore, it has been shown that ozone is not effective in controlling molds and other microbial contamination, even at concentrations far above safe health levels. Also, ozone may damage materials in the home, for example, cause rubber items to become brittle.

For these reasons, the California Department of Health Services strongly recommends that you NOT use an ozone air cleaner in any occupied space.”

Reference: The CDHS IAQ Info Sheet: Health Hazards of Ozone-generating Air Cleaning Devices (January 1998), available on the CDHS-IAQS website.

Are you still using these hazardous products to rid your house of mold?TheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household Cleaner

If you answered “yes” you will want to get safe solutions to address the problem.

Is mold affecting your mood?

Is there mold in your car?

If you have a professional service do the cleanup, do not accept the use of bleach, chlorinated petrochemicals, or any other toxic chemicals. You do have rights!

If you do any of the clean up yourself, be sure to obtain the proper protective equipment.

Read: What to get, how much, and how to use it and learn how to save 24%!

Toxic Mold – an enemy in our home.

Health & Wellness Seminar:Got Mold?

Presented by Young Living NW

Visit Young Living Northwest

March 20th, 2007 • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Edmonds Conference Center
201 Fourth Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020

Do you remember the classic spice scented smell of Grandma’s kitchen? The scent of cloves, cinnamon, and citrus permeating the house helped keep mold, bacteria and viruses at bay.

Today household mold is a serious problem

50% of buildings, both old and new, have Mold resulting in a 50-100% increase of it’s occupants having respiratory problems – 2 Studies, Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities

1 in 7 Americans suffers from acute fungal sinustis, resulting from exposure to mold – Mayo Clinic

Bleach, Ozone, and chemicals typically used for treating mold are ineffective and are hazardous to your health – US EPA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association Bob Franks, a retired Quality Assurance Specialist for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency with a chemistry degree from WSU, will present the latest science on toxic black mold by Dr. Edward Close, Ph.D, PE. Dr. Close is a recognized expert Environmental Engineer with 40 years experience in the field.

Learn what you can do to prevent and eliminate toxic mold in the home and workplace. Dr. Close’s recent research and important discovery support how we can use nature’s plant kingdom to clean-up and protect our indoor environments.

This solution may surprise you!

It smells like Grandma’s kitchen… and is as safe as eating her apple pie!

Read more on the nontoxic and effective remedy

- This is an educational seminar on Toxic Mold you won’t want to miss -

Pre-register to reserve your seat, contact:

Evelyn at Young Living Northwest

Upcoming Health and Wellness Seminars in Edmonds, WA

April 17th, 2007
KIDS, PETS, FLEAS and PESTS
Are you ready to get toxic products out of your kids & pets lives? We’ll tell you what we’ve done to make a change! Handouts from this event are aviable at Young Living NW

May 15th, 2007
Cooking with Essential Oils
Chef Debra Lane, of Chef To Go, will demonstrate how to expand your cooking repertoire! Handouts from this event are avialable at Young Living NW

Eliminate Mold and Prevent it From Coming Back

TheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household CleanerStachybotyrs chartarum, also known as Stachbotrys atra,is the infamous “Black Mold” that has prompted health authorities to quarantine homes and offices as biohazard, and caused property owners to destroy houses and buildings to get rid of it.

Studies have linked this species of mold to various illnesses, including:
asthma, bronchitis, flu-like symptoms, rhinitis, emphysema, bleeding lungs and even a number of deaths.

An infestation of the mold causes Stachybotrys to appear as a slimy, greenish-black substance or it may also appear powdery, like carbon black or soot.

At least three toxins are produced by Stachybotrys chartarum. They are: Roridim E, Verrucarin J, and Satratoxin H. These toxins are found on the Stachybotrys spores, and if the “sticky” spores get airborne, they may be inhaled into the lungs.

Bacteria and viruses may also hitchhike on mold spores, especially stachybotrys spores, since they are sticky and much larger than bacteria or viruses. There is little or no question that exposure to this particular black mold can result in serious health problems for anyone, and especially infants, the elderly, and immune-impaired individuals.

Other mold species that may appear black to the naked eye include: Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Fusarium.

These mold species may produce toxins that are seriously harmful to humans and pets, including: aflatoxins, Ochratoxins, and Tricothecenes.

However, more than 180 species of Aspergillus have been identified, and only sixteen of them have been documented as causing and/or aggravating human diseases. Aspergillosis, a disease resulting from exposure to certain species of Aspergillus, is now one of the most common fungal infections found in hospitals.

Fusarium species are often found in humidifiers and water-damaged carpets. Exposure may occur by ingestion or through the inhalation of spores.

Fusarium species are frequently involved with eye, skin, and nail infections. Heavy or chronic exposure to Fusarium can produce alimentary toxic aleukia, which is characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dermatitis, and extensive internal bleeding.

Clearly, exposure to any of these toxic black molds can cause serious health problems, and if you have any kind of mold growing in your home or work place that looks black, extra care should be taken to avoid inhalation of and dermal contact with spores when dealing with the problem.

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), including disposable Tyvek suits, gloves, respirators, eye goggles or safety glasses, and using cotton balls to plug and protect the ear canal are reasonable measures to take when cleaning or removing mold. The best way to know what level of protection you should take, is to have appropriate sampling conducted by a professional.

Beware of black mold “experts” who advise you to skip sampling and clean mold infested areas with bleach, and those who tell you that you can buy a test kit from them, do your own sampling and save lots of money.

Laboratories we have spoken with, which meet or exceed EPA standards, tell us that test kits found for purchase on the internet are outrageously overpriced, that the results are generally worthless, and that there is no one with sufficient training to help the individual understand the significance of the laboratory results once they are received. So, the consumer gets little or nothing of value for their money.

Beware of outdated advice found in some books and on websites that have not been updated to the current level of knowledge about toxic mold.

An example is the following statement found in August, 2006, on a black mold website:

“Many of the infested areas will be relatively small and may be a result of small leaks or plumbing problems. After discovering the root of the problem and rectifying it, you can disinfect the area with bleach.”

This is horrible advice! I have even heard of one state agency that still advises this approach.

Using bleach is not only bad advice, it is also dangerous advice that can potentially make the problem much worse.

Bleach is ineffective, and chlorine bleach is toxic in and of itself. Chlorine gas can be deadly. If you have any doubts, just check out the EPA website where, in “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home” you’ll find the following:

“The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold remediation”.

In Summary, black mold has a good chance of being toxic, but not all black mold is toxic, and not all toxic mold is black.

Since exposure to almost any mold species can produce adverse health effects, it is important to realize that the discovery of mold growing in your home or workplace requires immediate action to stop it, regardless of the species. Excessive mold growth, whether toxic or not, can lead to increased allergies, toxicity, and potentially serious disease for people and pets who may be exposed to it, as well as cosmetic and structural problems that will reduce property values for the buildings where it grows.

The Good News is that there is scientific evidence that proves that a safe, non-toxic proprietary blend of therapeutic grade essential oils that includes Lemon, Cinnamon, and Clove, destroys toxic mold and keeps it from coming back. This blend of essential oils is known to be both beneficial and supportive of health and well-being.

We want the best for our loved ones, human and animals alike. Avoid the toxic chemicals that damage our bodies and those we love, providing ideal conditions for disease to flourish. Instead use a material designed by God to keep mold away.

Mold and Respiratory Problems

50% of buildings, both old and new, have Mold resulting in a 50-100% increase of its occupants having respiratory problems. – 2 Studies, Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities

Mold Can Cause Death

  • 16 infants died from bleeding lungs in Cleveland, Ohio and every house where the infants lived had Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as Toxic Black Mold. – The Center for Disease Control
  • Continued studies have identified over 100 similar cases across the country.- Case Western Reserve

Mold Causes Sinus Problems

1 in 7 Americans suffers from acute fungal sinustis, resulting from exposure to mold. - Mayo Clinic

Treatments that Do Not Work

Bleach, Ozone, and chemicals typically used for treating mold are ineffective and are hazardous to your health. - US EPA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association

Eliminate Toxic Mold in as Little as 24 Hours… Read the FAQ’s: how much, and how to buy.