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Mold - essential oils


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#1 llm

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

I was looking up ways to fight mold in the washing machine and came across this:
http://www.secretoft...s.com/index.cfm

Mold expert stumbles upon an amazingly powerful and non-toxic method of toxic mold removal...in his wife's aromatherapy kit

In 2005, Edward Close, PhD, a mold remediation consultant with 30 years experience in the environmental industry, was asked to do third-party sampling for mold in an apartment complex that had been flooded, evacuated, and later put up for sale. The buyer who was renovating the apartments had paid a company which had used the strongest stuff they knew ofa hospital disinfectant. Yet Dr Close's sampling showed that either the product had not killed the mold or that the mold had already re-established itself.

After much urging by his wife, he diffused Thieves oil in the apartments for a 24-hour period. The research project yielded astonishing results! And two weeks later they were even more astonishing!

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In another instance, 10,667 stachybotrys mold spores were identified in a per cubic meter area. After diffusing Thieves essential oil for 48 hours, Dr Close retested. Only thirteen stachybotrys remained. Similarly, 75,000 stachybotrys mold spores were identified in a sample of sheetrock. After 72 hours of diffusing, no stachybotrys mold spores remained.


Obviously a bit of an infomercial and the stuff is expensive $32/bottle and $200 for a diffuser if you wanted to do a whole room, which seems to be some sort of nebulizer/fan thing. So I'm not reaching for the credit card, but was curious if anyone had come across these sorts of oils (not necessarily this brand) in their mold research. Might be worth putting a few drops of something in a load of laundry or using it in a spray bottle in the bathroom if it worked?


#2 socalmom

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:36 AM

Thanks LLM, Such timely information for me.

My SIL in Brussels is a big fan of this stuff, it's even been said to ward of flu. (can't remember which ones i read)


BTW- I recently put my own mixture of oils(Eucalyptus,lemon,rosemary, and lavender) in washing machine, not sure if it kills mold but made laundry room smell nice. ^_^

Edited by socalmom, 31 March 2012 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

I haven't researched this yet, but we are just starting to look at mold issues and biotoxins in general.

I have been putting Borax in with my wash. I was told it's anti-fungal and kills mold. Like I said, I haven't researched this yet, but I had it anyway and started putting it in. We have hard well water and my clothes come up so much cleaner since I started adding it.

I've also heard that tea tree oil kills mold. I don't think I would want to put oil in my wash, but I am planning to make a natural spray cleaner with it, for bathrooms and other areas with water.

Lots of research to do this week...

Edited by momcap, 31 March 2012 - 08:41 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

This sounds similar to the 'propolis' that we use with a diffuser. Propolis is from honey bees - they line their nests with it to keep out bacteria/mold. We have this running all the time in the family room and just purchase little capsules of propolis to use in the machine. With this and an air cleaner in son's bedroom we pretty much have covered the main areas he spends time in during the day/night.

Ds16: 5/10-PANS (flairs with pneumonias); 10/10 -lyme; Babesia [parasite]; Mico. & chlamydia pneumonieae; mold; T&A done; GcMAF done 12/13;  First Strep Positive 2/14 (not much flair).

Current treatment-    

Maintenance:  Vit. D3/Fish Oil; Detox [Chia seeds];  probiotic;  Kidney detox drink-electrolytes/'M' Water/Galactose   PANS Support (mood/brain/anti-bacterial:  Kavinace;   B12 Spray; Calming Cream; Methyl-Guard Plus; SpiroNil-Biocidin (anti-bacterial);   Immune Support-Winter:  Chaga mushroom; Vit. A pushes once a month to keep viruses away.

Prescriptions:  thyroid; Desmopressin [Urinary tract support]; neurofeedback (weekly);  Psychologist (bi-weekly);  hydroxyzine (antihistamine-sleep during flair); Exercise (finally!)

 

 Manuka honey [+35]/distilled water for nasal spray/ear drops and in tea for throat)--Wow!--LOVE THIS HONEY for ears, nose (we keep to once/week or less), & throat!


#5 socalmom

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

This sounds similar to the 'propolis' that we use with a diffuser. Propolis is from honey bees - they line their nests with it to keep out bacteria/mold. We have this running all the time in the family room and just purchase little capsules of propolis to use in the machine. With this and an air cleaner in son's bedroom we pretty much have covered the main areas he spends time in during the day/night.



Hi Julia, could I PM you for the name of this machine?

Edited by socalmom, 31 March 2012 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

Our LLMD has recommended diffusing Oil of Thieves for mold in the house. Myself and my PANDAS son have tested highly allergic to mold, and we have the most allergy trouble on humid/rainy days. I have not tried it yet, but noticed that my local health food store sells some Oil of Thieves products.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:51 PM


This sounds similar to the 'propolis' that we use with a diffuser. Propolis is from honey bees - they line their nests with it to keep out bacteria/mold. We have this running all the time in the family room and just purchase little capsules of propolis to use in the machine. With this and an air cleaner in son's bedroom we pretty much have covered the main areas he spends time in during the day/night.



Hi Julia, could I PM you for the name of this machine?

www.beehealthyfarms.com- propolis Vaporizer with fan.

Edited by JuliaFaith, 01 April 2012 - 03:52 PM.

Ds16: 5/10-PANS (flairs with pneumonias); 10/10 -lyme; Babesia [parasite]; Mico. & chlamydia pneumonieae; mold; T&A done; GcMAF done 12/13;  First Strep Positive 2/14 (not much flair).

Current treatment-    

Maintenance:  Vit. D3/Fish Oil; Detox [Chia seeds];  probiotic;  Kidney detox drink-electrolytes/'M' Water/Galactose   PANS Support (mood/brain/anti-bacterial:  Kavinace;   B12 Spray; Calming Cream; Methyl-Guard Plus; SpiroNil-Biocidin (anti-bacterial);   Immune Support-Winter:  Chaga mushroom; Vit. A pushes once a month to keep viruses away.

Prescriptions:  thyroid; Desmopressin [Urinary tract support]; neurofeedback (weekly);  Psychologist (bi-weekly);  hydroxyzine (antihistamine-sleep during flair); Exercise (finally!)

 

 Manuka honey [+35]/distilled water for nasal spray/ear drops and in tea for throat)--Wow!--LOVE THIS HONEY for ears, nose (we keep to once/week or less), & throat!


#8 socalmom

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

Thanks, I ended up finding it via another web site.

I am expecting my Thieves oil and cold diffuser soon! It is also listed as an immune booster (via Amy Derksens web site)so extra added benifit! :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

Thanks, I ended up finding it via another web site.

I am expecting my Thieves oil and cold diffuser soon! It is also listed as an immune booster (via Amy Derksens web site)so extra added benifit! :)

Does Thieves oil tend to smell more like cinnamon/cloves or rosemary? I'm very sensitive to scents, but I do love the smell of cinnamon. Let me know how your diffuser works out - it seems like soemthing I may be interesting in.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

Smells like cinnamon and cloves.




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