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.