Being from the Gulf Coast, and having lived through hurricanes, flooding, and oppressive humidity, there are just certain things one gets used to. However, when the result of all that moisture is toxic black mold, it is more than an inconvenience.
I recall good friends in Houston who were forced to move from their home and lost many of their belongings because of mold. I was shocked to see how quickly it overtook their house. The mold remediation process was outrageously expensive, as well as overwhelmingly inconvenient. I can’t imagine the nightmare of questioning the toxicity of every single item in my house and having to toss photos, furniture, flower arrangements, and precious keepsakes. Not to mention the worry over what sort of health issues the mold had already caused in my family.
That’s why, when my my friend, Kelly, told me about the way she successfully treated the mold in her basement naturally with essential oils, I knew I had to share about how she did it! Here is her story:
Last spring, when our county was doing road work (widening it), they failed to find our basement drain. We didn’t realize this until our basement flooded…twice. In previous years, even after very heavy rains, and when everyone else’s basements were flooding, we never had water in our basement.
So, after the second time we had to clean up a ton of water and sand (backing up from under the road), the county was forced to find and re-route our drain line, since it was currently sitting under the new road with no where to go! I asked them to replace our freezer, which had died while sitting in the water; and I wanted a mold test. They agreed to both.
The mold test came back positive, so I secured a remediation bid. It’s an unfinished basement, but we have a ton of stuff stored in there, and everything would need to be cleaned, including the old brick walls, insulation, etc…with special air filters/heavy chemicals etc… the bid was $10,000.
The county and the contractor began blaming each other and neither wanted to pay, but the county sent it off to their insurance company who began an investigation as to who was at fault. They started this process in September and we never heard another word from them. Every time I called, they told me, “We’re still working on it.”
So, here we were with a basement filled with mold and the threat of an impossible bill to have it fixed. We consulted a few lawyers who suggested starting by threatening a lawsuit. We were very close to going that route.
Then, to complicate matters, in December, my husband was offered a new job almost two hours away. Now, we needed to sell our house. So, with a lack of time to start a lawsuit (and a lack of money!), a friend suggested using Young Living Therapeutic Grade Thieves, as detailed in the book Nature’s Mold RX.
We did the whole Young Living protocol using the following items: 1. Therapro Diffuser, 2. Thieves Household Cleaner, 3. Therapeutic Grade Thieves Essential Oil Blend.
We bought a TheraPro Diffuser and borrowed a second one from a friend, since we needed two diffusers for the 1300 sq ft we were dealing with. It took three bottles of the Household Cleaner to first spray down walls, surfaces, and all stored items. Then, we used nine 15 ml bottles of Young Living Therapeutic Grade Thieves, continuously diffusing this over 72 hours using the two TheraPro diffusers.
Then, it came time to re-test. The professional mold test would cost $350, so not cheap!
But, good news! The mold test came back today with NO elevated levels of any kind of mold!!! I’m so grateful a friend mentioned this protocol to me! Not only did it work, but I didn’t have to spend $10,000, my family didn’t have to suffer, and we didn’t have to get rid of all our belongings! – Kelly
Kelly is not alone in her success. I have another friend who used Thieves to deal with mold in her home, and I’ve seen testimonials all over the Internet. I’m so thankful for the way essential oils can be used to improve our health and avoid toxic chemicals when dealing with even heavy duty household cleaning issues.
I use the Thieves Household Cleaner for cleaning my floors, counters, windows, laundry, dishes, refrigerator, stove, bathroom, deck, veggies, and more! This concentrated cleaner comes in a huge bottle, which means I can make dozens of spray bottles in whatever ratio I want, depending on what I’m cleaning.
I’ll be posting more about house cleaning with Thieves soon, along with recipes! So stay tuned!
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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.