Eco-Friendly Mold Fighters

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Our apartment has one of those all-enclosed glass showers that allows absolutely no ventilation. And the bathroom is so tiny that it’s just not possible to leave the glass door open after a shower to air it out. It’s absurd. So, of course, we now have a mold and mildew problem.

We’ve been trying to deal with it in a green way. Vinegar. Borax. Non-cholorine bleach. Ecover (suggested by a clerk at Whole Foods). But no luck yet. We’re tempted to just give in and buy the darn toxic Scrubbing Bubbles, but we just refuse until we’ve tried everything green that might work.

While researching this pressing issue, we read that tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract works. We plan to try them this weekend. Stay tuned.

(Oh, and if you have a tried-and-true green method of eradicating mold, please comment here and fill us in!)