Mold expert stumbles upon an amazingly powerful and method of 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 products available to remediation professional. Yet Dr Close's sampling
showed that either the product had not killed the mold or that the mold had already
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!
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.
Disappearing Mold Spores
10,667 to 13 in 48 hours
75,000 to 0 in 72 hours
Most remarkable to mold remediation experts is that three factors about Thieves
oil merge to create a perfect storm against mold...
It's safe. There may be many substances to help resolve mold issues,
but often they are very unhealthy. So you exchange one set of less-than-optimal substances with another set and the building remains
uninhabitable. In contrast, Thieves oil has an FDA supplement facts panel on the label. People often purchase it to diffuser specifically so that it will be part of the atmoshpere they breath in their healthy home.
It's long-lasting. While mold may be reduced immediately
by standard remediation products, it often makes a fast comeback. Yet, in Close's study, the spore count continued to decrease for weeks afterward.
Dr Close documented his first 20 case studies (yielding similar results) in his
While it is exciting to finally see Thieves-specific research on mold, the
following studies on the individual ingredients in Thieves have been telling us the
same story for years.
Every fall, we get mold growing on the siding of our house, so last
October, I cleaned a 4 ft. X 4 ft. area with Thieves® Household Cleaner. I sprayed
it on, scrubbed it with a brush, waited five minutes, and sprayed it down with the
hose. I showed my husband how clean it was, but he still chose to clean the rest
of the side of the house with bleach. This October, I looked at that side of the
house. Again, the seasonal mold is all over the siding...except for the 4 ft. X 4
ft. area I cleaned with Thieves last year!
— Deb Bowman in the Nov 23 2005 Young Living E-News
After some heavy rain, we got mold and mildew in our carpet, causing
the room to smell horrible. I put a few drops of Thieves® oil in a spray bottle
with water and sprayed the carpets and the air in the effected room. Almost instantly
the smell dissipated and never returned.
— Melissa Giaquinto in the Sep 30 2005 Young Living E-News
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