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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 of—a 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!

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 Toxic 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 toxic mold...

  1. It's powerful. But so is diesel fuel.
  2. It's safe. Many things (like diesel) may kill mold, but they are toxins themselves. So you exchange toxins and the building is still uninhabitable. Thieves oil has an FDA supplement facts panel on the label. It's so safe that workers can breath it while it's diffusing.
  3. It's long-lasting. While mold may be reduced immediately by standard remediation products, it often makes a fast comeback. Thieves continues killing the mold for weeks afterward.

Dr Close documented his first 20 case studies (yielding similar results) in his book Nature's Mold Rx, the Non-Toxic Solution to Toxic Mold. See more at his mold website.

While it is exciting to finally see Thieves-specific research on toxic mold, the following studies on the individual ingredients in Thieves have been telling us the same story for years.

Mold/Candida/Fungus Studies

Fungus Type

Thieves ingredient

Abstract Summary

Rhizopus stolonifer

cinnamon

A wax paper infused with cinnamon essential oil completely inhibits the growth of Rhizopus stolonifer.
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Aspergillus flavus
Aspergillus fumigatus
Aspergillus nidulans
Aspergillus niger
Candida albicans
Candida tropicalis
Candida kefyr
Histoplasma capsulatum

cinnamon

Vapors of cinnamon bark oil prove to be a potent fungitoxicant against fungi which cause respiratory tract mycoses: Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida pseudotropicalis (Candida kefyr), and Histoplasma capsulatum.
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Aspergillus parasiticus

cinnamon

Cinnamon oil caused inhibition of growth and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus parasiticus.
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Aspergillus flavus
Aspergillus niger
Fusarium spp.
Penicillium spp.
Rhizopus spp.

cinnamon
clove
lemon

Citrus limon (lemon) essential oil and the phytochemical eugenol (found in cinnamon and clove) were among compounds used to test the sensitivity of mold strains Fusarium spp., Rhizopus spp., Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger and Penicillium spp. Eugenol showed prominent anti-mold activity.
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Aspergillus flavus
Candida albicans
Penicillium islandicum

cinnamon
clove
rosemary

Essential oils of cinnamon and clove showed strong inhibition of mold when tested for the possibility of creating a protective atmosphere by using natural compounds that could extend the shelf life of packaged foodstuffs. The oils were tested against Candida albicans, Penicillium islandicum and Aspergillus flavus. Rosemary was included in the test but results weren't as strong.
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Aspergillus spp.
Eurotium spp.
Penicillium spp.

cinnamon
clove
rosemary

Cinnamon, rosemary, clove essential oils exhibited antifungal activity against Eurotium spp., Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp., the most important molds in terms of spoilage of bakery products. These findings strengthen the possibility of using plant essential oils as an alternative to chemicals to preserve bakery products.
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Botrytis cinerea

cinnamon
clove
eucalyptus
lemon
rosemary

Among 20 oils tested, cinnamon and clove essential oil demonstrated the antifungal activity against Botrytis cinerea. Essential oils D-limonene, cineole, Beta-myrcene; Alpha-pinene, Beta-pinene, and camphor showed high antifungal activity. Lemon and rosemary and eucalyptus contain these compounds.
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Coriolus versicolor
Laetiporus sulphureus

cinnamon

Cinnamaldehyde, the major compound in cinnamon essential oil, showed strong antifungal indices against both Coriolus versicolor and Laetiporus sulphureus.
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It was mold killing that convinced me of the power of Thieves. My mother-in-law swears by Thieves for everything.

Our boat was flooded while we were in Canada for 2 weeks and we returned to a terrible outbreak of mold on every interior surface. It was bad enough my wife thought it was a total loss. I went out and bought 8 different cleaners including bleach and sprayed them on different places. My Mother-in-law had dropped off her bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner. (She nearly keeps it under lock and key. Ha Ha)

I walked away for a bit and when I came back there was only one spot that really was clear of the mold--the spot I had sprayed with Thieves Houshold Cleaner.

It took 3 days of scrubbing and a whole bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner but the boat was saved from the scrapyard. It cleaned it off the wood, carpet and vinyl and the smell was great especially after the stench of mold. It even cleaned the fiberglass better than the cleaner from the dealer.

I can see me using it in my construction business now as mold abatement is big business here.

Thanks for the websites, I'll be looking at them this weekend when I have more time.

-- Dan Burke - Oct 24, 2008

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Cinnamon Is Key Ingredient in Anti-Mold Wrapper

August 29, 2008: The New York Times cited a study showing that wax paper infused with cinnamon essential oil totally inhibited bread mold whereas plain wax paper had no effect. Researchers said the cinnamon wax paper was safe and environmentally friendly and may also be effective in keeping fruits, vegetables and meats fresh.

Imagine wrapping your family and belongings in a protective cloud by diffusing cinnamon-rich Thieves essential oil in your home.

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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

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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

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.

Thieves is a registered trademark of Young Living Essential Oils
for its proprietary essential oil blend, and is used by permission.

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