Got Mold?

Harvard and John Hopkins University’s

Studies have concluded that 50% of buildings, old and new, have mold. Resulting in a 50-100% increase in respiratory problems.

The Mayo Clinic

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

Research conducted at Weber State University and Brigham Young University by D. Gary Young indicates that most viruses, fungi, and bacteria cannot live in the presence of most essential oils, especially those high in phenols, carvacrol, thymol, and terpenes.

Thieves essential oil dissolves mold spores in effect killing and preventing mold. Which is why when the mold testing was performed and completed the diffusing of Thieves essential oil for 24, 48 and 72 hours showed significant drops in all types of mold. Not only that but repeated testing of locations continued to show further decrease in mold spore counts (Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, and Cladosporium). Testing showed that Thieves continued to combat mold levels for up to two weeks.

Thieves essential oil blend contains:

Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus radiata.

How to Get Rid of Mold Naturally 

What you need to get startedTheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household Cleaner

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

These items will treat about 1,000 square feet of space 

Buy the Thieves products and a diffuser

Note: Requirements may vary depending on the level of your mold infestation, the size and layout of the rooms, and how thoroughly you perform the suggested use.

Recommendations on Using Thieves to Combat Mold.

The Black Plague and the Story of Thieves

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. 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 based on research of the concoction used by the thieves of the 15th century.

Studies and Research

In 1997, studies conducted at Weber State University showed the Thieves essential oil blend to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, the Thieves oil blend was diffused for a given amount of time (this can be duplicated in the home using the TheraPro Diffuser).

If you would like more information please contact me.

Manage Bacteria, Mold & Viruses

The Thieves product line provides a full-spectrum force to fight enemy combatants on all fronts without harsh chemicals and medicines. Whether in the air, on surroundings, or inside or outside the body, Thieves products provide powerful antiseptic action with substances NOT toxic humans or the environment.

Many studies have shown that certain essential oils are often more effective against germs than harsh chemicals and drugs. This sample listing demonstrates how the use of Thieves products offer practical and flexible approaches to manage bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Essential Oil of Lemon

According to Jean Valnet, MD, the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis. Essential Oils Desk Reference, 3rd Ed, p63

The proprietary therapeutic-grade essential oil blend in Thieves consists of: Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Rosemary.

Science on the effects of Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils in Thieves Against Fungi and Bacteria

Clove Effective Against: bacteria. Actinomyces viscosus. Compounds from Syzygium aromaticum inhibit growth of oral pathogens Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, P. gingivalis, and P. intermedia.

Antimicrobial activity of clove and rosemary essential oils alone and in combination. Fu Y, Zu Y, Chen L, Shi X, Wang Z, Sun S, Efferth T. Source Key Laboratory of Forest Plant Ecology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, P. R. China. Abstract

In the present study, the antimicrobial activity of the essential oils from clove (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. et Perry) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) was tested alone and in combination. The compositions of the oils were analysed by GC/MS. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) against three Gram-positive bacteria, three Gram-negative bacteria and two fungi were determined for the essential oils and their mixtures. Furthermore, time-kill dynamic processes of clove and rosemary essential oils against Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans were tested. Both essential oils possessed significant antimicrobial effects against all microorganisms tested. The MICs of clove oil ranged from 0.062% to 0.500% (v/v), while the MICs of rosemary oil ranged from 0.125% to 1.000% (v/v). The antimicrobial activity of combinations of the two essential oils indicated their additive, synergistic or antagonistic effects against individual microorganism tests. The time-kill curves of clove and rosemary essential oils towards three strains showed clearly bactericidal and fungicidal processes of (1)/(2) x MIC, MIC, MBC and 2 x MIC. PMID: 17562569 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

In vitro efficacy of 75 essential oils against Aspergillus niger. Pawar VC, Thaker VS. Source Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India. Abstract

Aspergillus niger is an opportunistic human pathogen and a strong air pollutant. A study was conducted with 75 different essential oils for the inhibition of hyphal growth and spore formation in Aspergillus niger. Cinnamomum zeylanicum (bark), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (leaf), Cinnamomum cassia, Syzygium aromaticum and Cymbopogon citratus were the top five essential oils which demonstrated marked inhibitory effect against hyphal growth and spore formation of A. niger. The chemical composition of these five most active essential oils was investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectra (GC-MS). Most of the other essential oils were found challenging to combat A. niger, suggesting their use as strong aroma therapeutic agents.

Cinnamon

Effective Against: fungi

Aspergillus flavus
Aspergillus fumigatus
Aspergillus nidulans
Aspergillus niger
Aspergillus parasiticus

Vapors of cinnamon bark oil prove to be a potent fungitoxicant against fungi which cause respiratory tract mycoses: Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida pseudotropicalis, and Histoplasma capsulatum.

Cinnamon bark oil, a potent fungitoxicant against fungi causing respiratory tract mycoses. Singh HB, Srivastava M, Singh AB, Srivastava AK.
Centre for Biochemical Technology, Delhi, India. Abstract Summary: 1: Allergy. 1995 Dec;50(12):995-9.

Cinnamic aldehyde has been identified as the active fungitoxic constituent of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark oil. The fungitoxic properties of the vapours of the oil/active constituent against fungi involved in respiratory tract mycoses, i.e., Aspergillus niger, A. fumigatus, A. nidulans A. flavus, Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, C. pseudotropicalis, and Histoplasma capsulatum, were determined in vitro as minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum lethal concentration (MLC), inoculum density sustained, and exposure duration for fungicidal action at MIC and higher doses, as well as effect of incubation temperatures on fungitoxicity. It is concluded that these inhalable vapours appear to approach the ideal chemotherapy for respiratory tract mycoses. Publication Types: Comparative Study PMID: 8834832 [PubMed.gov - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cinnamon oil caused inhibition of growth and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus parasitic us. Abstract Summary: 1: J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 1994;13(1):67–72

Inhibition of growth and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus parasiticus by essential oils of selected plant materials. Tantaoui-Elaraki A, Beraoud L. Department of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology, Hassan II Institute for Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Rabat-Instituts, Morocco.

We studied the effect of 13 chemically different essential oils (EO) on the mycelial growth of and aflatoxin synthesis by Aspergillus parasiticus. Cinnamon, thyme, oregano, and cumin EO were able to stop mycelial growth at only 0.1% in the medium, while curcumin, ginger, lemon, and orange EO were unable to inhibit totally the growth even at 1% concentration. Coriander, black pepper, mugwort, bay, and rosemary EO caused the growth to stop at concentrations between 0.2 and 1%. The EO most active upon mycelial growth were also the most active against aflatoxinogenesis. However, aflatoxin synthesis was inhibited by all the EO at higher extent than the mycelial growth. Publication Types: Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t PMID: 7823297 [PubMed.gov - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cinnamon essential oil caused inhibition of growth and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus parasiticus.

Candida albicans
Candida tropicalis
Candida kefyr

Vapors of cinnamon bark essential oil prove to be a potent fungitoxicant against fungi which cause respiratory tract mycoses: Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida pseudotropicalis (Candida kefyr), and Histoplasma capsulatum.

Abstract Summary:
Allergy. 1995 Dec;50(12):995-9. Related Articles, Links

Cinnamon bark oil, a potent fungitoxicant against fungi causing respiratory tract mycoses. Singh HB, Srivastava M, Singh AB, Srivastava AK. Centre for Biochemical Technology, Delhi, India.

Cinnamic aldehyde has been identified as the active fungitoxic constituent of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark oil. The fungitoxic properties of the vapours of the oil/active constituent against fungi involved in respiratory tract mycoses, i.e., Aspergillus niger, A. fumigatus, A. nidulans A. flavus, Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, C. pseudotropicalis, and Histoplasma capsulatum, were determined in vitro as minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum lethal concentration (MLC), inoculum density sustained, and exposure duration for fungicidal action at MIC and higher doses, as well as effect of incubation temperatures on fungitoxicity. It is concluded that these inhalable vapours appear to approach the ideal chemotherapy for respiratory tract mycoses. Publication Types: Comparative Study PMID: 8834832 [PubMed.gov - indexed for MEDLINE]

The vapor activity of oregano, perilla, tea tree, lavender, clove, and geranium oils against a Trichophyton mentagrophytes in a closed box. Inouye S, Nishiyama Y, Uchida K, Hasumi Y, Yamaguchi H, Abe S. Source Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, 256 Otsuka, Hachioji, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0395, Japan. s-ino@p08.itscom.net Abstract

The vapor activity of six essential oils against a Trichophyton mentagrophytes was examined using a closed box. The antifungal activity was determined from colony size, which was correlated with the inoculum size. As judged from the minimum inhibitory dose and the minimum fungicidal dose determined after vapor exposure for 24 h, the vapor activity of the six essential oils was ranked in the following order: oregano > clove, perilla > geranium, lavender, tea tree. The vapors of oregano, perilla, tea tree, and lavender oils killed the mycelia by short exposure, for 3 h, but the vapors of clove and geranium oils were only active after overnight exposure. The vapor of oregano and other oils induced lysis of the mycelia. Morphological examination by scanning electron microscope (SEM) revealed that the cell membrane and cell wall were damaged in a dose- and time-dependent manner by the action of oregano vapor, causing rupture and peeling of the cell wall, with small bulges coming from the cell membrane. The vapor activity increased after 24 h, but mycelial accumulation of the active oil constituents was maximized around 15 h, and then decreased in parallel with the decrease of vapor concentration. This suggested that the active constituent accumulated on the fungal cells around 15 h caused irreversible damage, which eventually led to cellular death. PMID: 17235639 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Antifungal activity of essential oils against filamentous fungi determined by broth microdilution and vapour contact methods. Tullio V, Nostro A, Mandras N, Dugo P, Banche G, Cannatelli MA, Cuffini AM, Alonzo V, Carlone NA. Source Department of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Abstract J Appl Microbiol. 2007 Jun;102(6):1544-50.

The in vitro activity of some essential oils (EO) (thyme red, fennel, clove, pine, sage, lemon balm and lavender) against clinical and environmental fungal strains was determined. Despite the differences between the two methods, results demonstrate that some EO are very active on dermatophytes and dematiaceous fungi. However, more data will be necessary to confirm this good in vitro efficacy. This study could identify candidates of EO for developing alternative methods to control environmental and clinically undesirable filamentous fungi.

Antifungal activity of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) essential oil and thymol against moulds from damp dwellings.

Segvić Klarić M, Kosalec I, Mastelić J, Piecková E, Pepeljnak S. Source Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. Abstract

To characterize antifungal activities of essential oil of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) and pure thymol, as comparative substance, on different mould species isolated from damp dwellings. Fifty samples of wall scrapes were collected from damp dwellings in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The members of the following mould genera were recovered from the samples: Aspergillus (44%), Penicillium (18%) Alternaria, Ulocladium, Absidia and Mucor (8%) Cladosporium, Trichoderma and Rhizopus (6%), and Chaetomium (2%). Two strains of Stachybotrys chartarum were isolated from damp dwellings in Slovakia. Antifungal activities of the thyme essential oil, which contains p-cymene (36.5%), thymol (33.0%) and 1,8-cineole (11.3%) as main components, and pure thymol were determined by the dilution method and exposure to vaporous phase of the oil. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of both thymol and essential oil were bellow 20 microg ml(-1), except for Mucor spp. (50.20 microg ml(-1)). Thymol exhibited approximately three-times stronger inhibition than essential oil of thyme. The vaporous phase of the thyme essential oil (82 microg l(-1)) in glass chambers strongly suppressed the sporulation of moulds during 60 days of exposure. Conclusion: Thyme essential oil possesses a wide range spectrum of fungicidal activity. The vaporous phase of the oil exhibited long-lasting suppressive activity on moulds from damp dwellings. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: Essential oil of thyme and thymol could be used for disinfection of mouldy walls in the dwellings in low concentration.

Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Bioaerosols

Author: S. C. Chao, D. G. Young, and C. J. Oberg
Journal: Journal of Essential Oil Research 10, 517523 (Sept/Oct 1998)
Location: Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Abstract: A proprietary blend of oils containing cinnamon, rosemary, clove, eucalyptus, and lemon was tested for its antibacterial activity against airborne Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus.

The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, and Thieves was diffused for a given amount of time. There was an 82% reduction in M. luteus bioaerosol, a 96% reduction in the P. aeruginosa bioaerosol, and a 44% reduction in the S. aureus bioaerosol following 10 minutes of exposure.

Conclusion: Diffusion of the oil blend, Thieves, can significantly reduce the number of aerosol-borne bacteria.

13 thoughts on “Got Mold?

  1. Will my family and pets have to leave the house if we use Thieves throughout our entire 3 bedroom home, including the basement, attic, crawl spaces, etc?

    Marv
    Ps; It’s all brick house outside.

    Hi Marv,
    For sensitive individuals they may want to leave the house. You want to get as much Thieves essential oil into the air as possible in as short a time as possible. Using a 6 watt air pump will do this. That is a lot of essential oil to be exposed to in so short a time for even a person who is not particularly sensitive.

    In a situation like yours, I’m assuming it’s a one story house with a basement and that it does not exceed 1,000 sq.ft. per floor, I would diffuse the basement first. Then do the first floor. Then the attic. Ideally, if it is a 3-story home getting 3 cold-air diffusers (and using a 6-watt air pump) and doing the entire place at one time would be best.

    Even though I love the smell of Thieves, I would not want to be breathing it for 24+ hours, it’s just too much for me. So I would go stay someplace else for the night. I am also not super sensitive to essential oils.

    I certainly would NOT leave my pets (especially birds, cats, fish, etc.) in the house while diffusing. They’re much smaller than we are and even though Thieves is nontoxic, too much of even a good thing could be harmful or irritating to them. ~ Evelyn

  2. How long does the house/ room need to treated ? And how long do we need to stay away?
    Thanks
    Dawn
    Hi Dawn,

    The minimum length of time you want to do the shock treatment is 24 hours per 1,000 sq.ft. area, using the nebulizer diffuser with a “6 watt” air pump (this will need to be purchased separately from a pet supply store – cold-air nebulizer diffusers use the same kind of air pump you would use for a fish tank).

    Regarding staying away, it’s not like a flea bomb where you have to leave the house immediately. You can stay in the house if you like, just know that some of the essential oils in the Thieves blend are considered ‘hot’ (as in spicy) which means they can irritate the mucous membranes of some sensitive individuals.

    For instance, when you’re diffusing, let’s say, the second floor where the bedrooms are located – you wouldn’t really want to sleep that close to the diffuser that’s running for that many hours at a time. Even too much of a good thing can cause an irritation. So, what you might want to do is sleep on the first floor for the night.

    If your house is small, under 1,000 sq.ft., you may want to take a hotel or do a sleep over at family/friends house for the night.

    NOTE: if your house also has the mold Aspergillus penicillium you will also want to include either Lemongrass, Oregano or the Young Living blend called Purification essential oil with your Thieves essential oil because Thieves does not kill Aspergillus penicillium. ~ Evelyn

  3. I HAVE MOVED OUT OF A HOUSE THAT HAD A LINKING ROOF.
    I HAVE NOW FOUND OUT THAT I HAVE PENICILLIUM, ASPERGILLUS,
    ALTERNARIA, & CLADOSPORIUM ON MY HOUSEHOLD BELONGINGS.
    THEY ARE ALL IN A STORAGE UNIT.
    WHAT SHOULD I DIFFUSE WITH?

    GOD BLESS YOU.

    Hi Susie,

    Thieves does not kill Aspergillus penicillium, but the essential oils of oregano, lemongrass, or the Young Living blend called Purification will.

    Thieves does kill Cladosporium.

    Stuff having these toxic molds is typically best discarded if they cannot be thoroughly cleaned. Items such as glass, metal, and solid plastics can be washed with the Thieves Household Cleaner (and in your situation I would add oregano, lemongrass, or Purification), dried, and re-stored… but NOT in the same unit as it too must be treated (diffused Thieves essential oil with any of the other three mentioned nonstop for a minimum of 24 hours) and also NOT in the same boxes with the same packing material.

    I would completely forget about treating or keeping any upholstered furniture, fabrics, cardboard, particle board furniture, paper, etc. Basically anything that is cellulose should be discarded to be on the safe side. Mold survives on anything cellulose, so you can be certain such items are covered with toxic mold spores/growth and it’s going to be very challenging to get the mold out of the fibers of those items and prevent it from coming back – unless you are regularly diffusing Thieves and one of the other 3 essential oils regularly.

    By ‘regularly’ I mean – diffusing nonstop for 8 hours once a month. Or, 20-30 minutes a day.

    Most importantly, you must fix the source of the leaks/moisture.

    A note for those planning to use or who are using storage units:

    There is a pretty good chance that the unit you’re renting or the unit next to yours has toxic mold. I’ve heard from so many people that when their house got toxic mold they moved all of their stuff into a storage unit – rather than disposing of it properly. Therefore, keep in mind if you are using storage units, when you remove your stuff and take it home there will probably be a very good chance that it has toxic mold and you could be introducing toxic mold into your home and car. ~ Evelyn

  4. EVELYN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE.
    I HAVE TWO SEPARATE STORAGE UNITS.
    I HAVE ALL THE FURNITURE & ETC. FROM THE HOUSE, OF WHICH THE
    LANDLORD SAYS I DID NOT GET THE MOLDS FROM HER HOUSE,
    DESPITE THE LEAKING ROOF FOR 12 MONTHS, IN A SEPARATE UNIT.
    BY READING THE CELLULOSE MATERIAL, I AM THINKING I NEED
    TO DISCARD THE REFRIGERATOR, DUE TO THE CARDBOARD ON THE
    BACK AND THE INSULATION ON THE INSIDE OF THE BACK.
    THE WASHER & DRYER COULD BE CLEANED WITH THESE OILS CORRECT?

    THE OTHER UNIT I HAVE EVERYTHING IN PLACTIC CONTAINERS, SO ALL I SHOULD DO IS DIFFUSE THE OILS, NONE OF THESE ITEMS MADE IT INTO
    THE HOUSE WITH THE LEAKING ROOF. I WAS SO SICK FOR ABOUT TWO
    MONTHS, THEY FINALLY SENT MY TO AN ALLERGY CLINIC. I HAVE
    FINALLY COME OFF OF ALL MY LUNG MEDICATIONS AND AM FEELING
    REALLY GOOD. SO I AM VERY RELUCTANT TO KEEP ANYTHING FROM
    THE STOARGE UNIT WITH ALL THE HOUSEHOLD BELONGINGS FROM THE LEAKING ROOF.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

    Hi Susie,

    Yes, surfaces that would not ‘absorb’ moisture can be cleaned with the Thieves Household Cleaner. The problem with materials that absorb is you’re never real sure if you killed all the mold.

    The good news is… regularly diffusing Thieves essential oil in a cold-air nebulizing diffuser will kill the mold. So never hesitate to use your Thieves essential oil to keep mold away!

    After doing your first big shock treatment for a min. of 24 hours – be sure to diffuse for 15-30 minutes a day, or for 8 hours non-stop once a month. Make sure you diffuser has a 6 watt air pump, if not one can be located at your local pet supply store (they are they same air pumps you would use for a fish tank).

    I am so happy to hear you’re doing so much better, good for you!

    I know it’s hard, but sometimes it’s just better to get rid of the mold damaged stuff than it is to risk your health.

    Keep using your Thieves!
    Evelyn

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    • EVELYN HOW DO I GET OLD ARCHIVES E LETTERS FROM DECEMBER OR JANUARY TO READ & PRINT. ALSO COULD YOU GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION
      ABOUT IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES TO MEDS WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE
      WITH ESSENTIAL OILS. EXAMPLE, I THOUGHT I READ IF YOU ARE
      ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN DO NOT USE WINTERGREEN. IS THIS TRUE.
      YOUR E LETTERS ARE SO IMFORMATIVE. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU
      WITH YOUR WEB SITE & YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

      GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTELY.
      SUSIE

      Hi Susie,

      Thank you : )

      The archives of past newsletters can be found here http://community.icontact.com/p/theveryessence/newsletters/young-living%20, this link is also for new subscribers.

      Regards allergies, meds and essential oils… it is always best to approach with caution, just in case something does not mix well with another. Your best bet would be to check with your doctor or pharmacist.

      I have not heard of people who are allergic to aspirin should not use a therapeutic-grade Wintergreen – that doesn’t mean it’s not true. It is also possible that lesser quality essential oils (which are all over the place) aren’t good for those allergic to aspirin. This question I cannot answer one way or the other due to many variables of a situation.

      Namaste,
      Evelyn

  5. hi susie
    i have been battling a horrible infection thru my body and i hired a mold guy to come look at my home. i havent lived there in 8 months because noone believed the mold growing asperillum penicillium effects human or my house. i am so alergic to everything there i cant even touch my mail from the box. i have 97% of those two. i havent seen my daughter in 4 months cuz i am afraid to infect her. i live hotel to hotel and almost completelky flat broke. my family thinks i am crazy. i itch like mad losing my hair already lost my home. i am a single pparent and my ex is thinking of taking my daughhter due to my irratic actions of this torture. i need to know ho w to be reebusred by my landlord, what i can do to prove that its the house and land causing my grief. drs and hospitals wont test me for mold the assume i use narcotics and wait to be clean to be seen. i cant lose all my belongings and definately cant lose my kid. i have it on my scalp as well as horrid lesions all over my face hands and legs a few around my belly. how did i even get this crap? what should i do to cure my skin. i feel spores come out of every crack i have in my skin.

    • sunny p – I don’t know if you are going to read this, your post was added in Feb and I hope you have found some relief by now. I found a leak in the slab of my home and lived in the mold for an unknown period of time before I found it. I only found it because I keep getting sicker and sicker. I saw a doctor of Chinese Medicine who prescribed herbs, acupuncture, diet changes and an anti-yeast/Candida cleanse regimen for me….and of course I had to get the mold out of my home…which I had already done by the time I found him. But I had a chronic respiratory infection, chronic migraines, itching constantly, hair falling out, anxiety and depression, digestive problems and severe and worsening allergic reactions that I found NO relief from when I started to see the doctor of Chinese medicine. If you have access to one, start there. I also recommend ThreeLac a probiotic supplement that will not allow the mold/yeast to live in your body. Some books that I read – Sick and Tired? and The pH Miracle by Robert O Young, The Yeast Connection by William Crook. Best wishes to you. It’s been almost 5 years since I began my recovery. It was a long road, but I am healthy now and have been for some time.

      • Empress
        Please respond–I too am suffering from the effects of toxic mold along with my two small children. We all have extreme hair loss and other issues. I am so devastated about the hair loss. Did yours stop? Please tell me how to stop it! Any advice you have would be so appreciated. I have burning anditching on my scalp too.
        P

      • empress and fighter — i also am dealing with issues from toxic mold including extreme hair loss, disorientation, dizziness, etc. empress what herbs helped you ?? and fighter, i know you posted this a few months ago, are you better at all yet? if so, what has helped you? im currently just about to move out of a house that has had a lot of leaking issues and i’m very concerned about transferring our belongings into the new house – i do have a diffuser and am planning on spraying everything w the thieves cleaner as well as diffusing the thieves & lemongrass on a constant daily basis. if anyone has any info please contact me as soon as possible kayjs902@yahoo.com — i would appreciate your help more than anything!!!! thx – karen

  6. Evelyn, this site is invaluable. The information you provide is very helpful and has helped us to understand more about all of this. I do have a few questions. First of all we are no longer in a mold home however I just want to make certain our air is clean and our newer home doesn’t have any spores or anything. Another reason for concern is that although we threw out ALL porous materials and did not bring those with us, and we wiped and thoroughly cleaned things such as furniture, etc. … we do fear some spores may have potentially been brought into the new environment. We also feel like the air quality here isn’t great, a lot of allergens and old carpet (which we did check underneath carpet to make sure there was no mold to be on the safe side). So basically we’re looking to clean the hair so that we can breathe easier and help to kill any potential spores that may be around. I want to cover spores that could come from aspergillis, penicillium, cladesporium, etc. WHAT oils do you recommend we use for this? Also, how long will one vial of the oil last in the diffuser? For instance we would want to do an initial shock treatment and since our home is about 1500 square feet we want to run it for probably two days maybe to ensure we have shocked it well. We’re going out of town soon so that is why I ask this because it’s perfect timing to do something like this.

    I would also like to note here that we all suffer from candida albicans that no one can get rid of (it’s extreme), staph infections, mold in our bodies and nose, and various infectious diseases. So, although hesitant taking these internally, I am considering that we might could try them just to see if this clears up since nothing else seems to. So what might you recommend for internal use for the symptoms we have above?

    Thank you ahead of time for you information and have a great evening!
    Jenna

    Hi Jenna,

    It sounds like you did the smart thing when ou moved by getting rid of contaminated things, and thoroughly cleaning everything that could be cleaned. Mold spores are very tiny, so it could be possible some could have escaped your cleaning. I would follow the recommended instructions here for the shock treatment.

    What I do to prevent mold from coming back is run my nebulizer essential oil diffuser for 30-60 minutes a day. I use Thieves essential oil in it, and every so often I add some Lemongrass essential oil to it because it has been shown to work better against Aspergillus pennicilium than Thieves.

    Using a Young Living nebulizer Essential Oil Diffuser and the recommended 6-watt air pump, one 15ml bottle of Thieves will last about 24 hours and cover 1,000 sq.ft.

    I cannot recommend anything but I can tell you what I would do If I had Candida. I would take a good probotic, such as Young Living’s Life 5 and Inner Defense (both supplements) – actually I probably have never gotten Candida because I’ve been using essential oils for 20+ years and I’ve always taken probiotics and other supplements to encourage my immune system to be strong. Thank you for asking. ~ Evelyn

  7. Hi,

    Very helpful website! Quick question…would a 5 watt air pump be sufficient? Is the wattage more for a bigger room or necessary to get the mold out?

    Thanks!

    Hi Jill,
    Actually I need to update this because it’s getting harder and harder for people to find 6 watt air pumps in pet stores. Dr. Ed Close who has done all the research on Thieves and mold tested the TheraPro Diffuser (which Young Living now sells) and found that when set at it’s highest setting that it is powerful enough to use for treatment of mold.
    The reason for recommending a 6 watt air pump is because, in order for the Thieves essential oil to be effective against mold, the diffuser ‘must’ be able to put an entire 15ml bottle of Thieves oil into the sir within 24 hours.
    One 15ml bottle of Thieves essential oil treats 1,000 sq.ft. of area.
    ~ Evelyn

  8. A friend uses a nebulizer for asthmatic reasons. Her pulmanologist says she has pulmanary aspergillus and put her on phamalogical pills. Could any on this (such as cinnamon, et al) be used in a personal nebulizer instead?

    • Hello Erin,
      You would need to be careful using any of the essential oils that are considered ‘hot’ in diffusing, ‘hot’ means they are spicy oils that can irritate the mucus membranes and be sure to read labels because some blends do contain spicy oils. I am also not a doctor or an expert on asthma so I cannot say what one with asthma should do, or not do.
      I can say this, that I and many others have had great success diffusing Thieves and Purification essential oil to get rid of mold in our homes and keep it away. I highly recommend following the instructions in the article above, it works when the steps are followed and when weekly maintenance is practiced – diffusing for a total of 8 hours per week.
      If I had mold in my body, the first thing I would try is Young Living’s “Inner Defense” (#3295) supplement, it contains Thieves essential oil. I would also take a look at Lemongrass essential oil and using it as a supplement as well.
      Hope this helps. ~ Evelyn

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