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The Best Essential Oils for Cleaning Mold

The most popular essential oils for cleaning mold include: tea tree, orange, grapefruit, basil, oregano, cinnamon, cedarwood, and sandalwood. Aromatherapy can help kill mold and prevent the growth of other fungus. For thousands of years, essential oils have been known to deliver beneficial healing properties to your body. When properly applied or inhaled, they can relieve pain, provide antibacterial protection, and even aid in emotional therapy. So what are the best essential oils for mold? 

The best essential oils for cleaning mold can eliminate mold spores and prevent their regrowth. Essential oils for mold can also stop fungus from growing in your home. The healing effects of essential oils are limitless, whether you absorb them through massage, breath them through a diffuser, or inhale them directly from the bottle. The reason essential oils are so effective is because we have 50 million smell receptors in our nasal passageways. These connect directly to our brain’s limbic systems, which are responsible for our emotions and memories. In addition to the medical benefits of aromatherapy, it make us feel better simply because essential oils smell so nice!

This list discusses the best essential oils for cleaning mold. If you’ve ever tried aromatherapy for mold, vote up the essential oils that helped you most - and add any that I missed.

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    Tea Tree

    Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is useful for skin problems such as acne, pimples and protection from radiation burns and hair improvement for oil control, dandruff and stimulating the scalp. It has regeneration properties that reduce swelling as well. There are not many side effects associated with using tea tree oil; however, children under the age of 6 should use caution. It can also create contact sensitization with repeated use. It can be used topically or in a diffuser.

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    Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) reduces depression; restores endocrine and immune systems to normal levels. There are no known side effects to using orange essential oils. Can be diffused or taken internally.

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    Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilcum) is useful as an antispasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, antiseptic, and decongestant. People with epilepsy, children and pregnant women should avoid using basil. It may also be a skin irritation. It can be ingested if diluted and used in a diffuser.

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    Rose Essential Oil (Rosa damascena) Stimulates the mind and helps promote a sense of well-being. If you are going to apply this oil on its own topically you need only a slight dab. This is likely to be an oil you will use in a blend, rather than on its own.

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    Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula angustifolia) relaxes you and makes you more alert; can balance any personality. Possible dangers of not using lavender properly are: irritation of the skin, allergic reactions, nausea, headache, chills or vomiting. Can be applied topically or diffused in a room.

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    Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia Sacra) carries much-needed oxygen into the brain and stimulates the limbic area of the brain, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. Can be blending with all oils. 

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