Popularised by Aussie cleaning genius, Shannon Lush, oil of cloves is hands down the best mould killer around.
Oil of cloves can be diluted in water and applied directly to hard surfaces or canvas to actually kill mould spores (unlike bleach at the strength available at the supermarkets which typically just... bleaches it). The oil of cloves will also act as a mould preventative, helping to keep your freshly cleaned surfaces mould-free for longer.
For leather furniture, shoes and other items, add a couple of drops of oil of cloves straight into your leather cleaner or conditioner to keep leather items mould-free.
A few drops of oil of cloves on a cotton ball or piece of chalk in the back of your cupboard will help to kill airborne mould spores and deter bugs like moths and cockroaches.
Oil of Cloves has anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties. It is, however, irritating to the skin and must never be applied directly to the skin but diluted significantly in a carrier oil or cream, prior to application.
Directions: Add ½ teaspoon of Oil of Cloves to 1 litre of water into a spray bottle. Spray the surface and leave for 20 minutes. Wipe the surface clean, then re-spray and leave it. It will take between 24 to 48 hours for the mould spores to die and drop off.
Contains 100% pure essential oil of Eugenia caryophyllata thunb.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not ingest.