Black Mold, is a toxic greenish black fungus found worldwide that colonizes particularly
well in high-cellulose material, such as straw, hay, wet leaves, dry wall, carpet, wall paper,
fiber-board, ceiling tiles, thermal insulation, etc. The fungus (black mold), before drying,
is wet and slightly slimy to touch.
Symptoms of Black Mold:
Sinusitis, cold-flu like systems, headaches, memory loss, chronic fatigue, cancer,
lung disease, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, nail fungus, and etc.
How do you protect yourself and eliminate Black Mold?
Most people think that if they find Black Mold in their hourse that they can get rid of it by using
bleach, but that does not work because all it does is cause you to breath in more toxins while you
are cleaning then the mold grows back.
While there are still many people and companies out there that say use bleach to clean up the mold that is
extremely bad advice - yes, bleach will kill mold BUT that mold WILL begin to grow back within 24 hours!
Even the EPA tells consumers to not use bleach any longer for eliminating mold.
While there are many toxic mold remedies and biocides on the market today there is one that is nontoxic
which will eliminate and prevent mold. That solution is an essential oil blend by the name of
from Young Living Essential Oils.
There are scientific studies using Thieves essential
oil to eliminate and prevent black mold, you can read some of them here. There are specific steps one needs
to take to remedy a black mold problem - the source(s) of the leak and/or moisture must be fixed.
Toxic black mold thrives in moist situations where there is cellulose (wood, paper, fabric - anything
like that will be food for the mold to grow). You can see on the chart how effective diffused Thieves
essential oil is against mold. And unlike bleach Thieves keeps working even after the diffusing has stopped.
Once the mold has been removed, diffusing Young Living’s Thieves essential oil regularly for 15 to 30
minutes at a time should be adequate at keeping mold away, thus preventing it from returning. It is
important to follow the instructions when using Thieves so that you will get the best possible results.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective solution for your mold problem, at a fraction of the cost of
other mold treatments available, you may want to use Thieves for eliminating and preventing mold from coming back.
1 bottle of Young Living Thieves Essential Oil blend -15 ml (for diffusing)
1 bottle Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner (for clean-up after diffusing)
1 Cold Air Diffuser (to diffuse and get the essential oil into the air to kill mold spores)
Each 15 ml bottle of Thieves essential oil is sufficient for about 1,000 square feet of space.
How Do I Know If Toxic Mold Is Present?
If you can see or smell mold inside your space wether it be your car, home, office or school,
take steps to eliminate the excess moisture and to safely clean up and remove the mold. Find the source
of the mold problem. Is it a leaky roof, a shower leaking behind the wall in the bathroom, a window or
behind water-damaged surfaces, behind walls or ceilings?
You may also suspect mold contamination if mold-allergic individuals express mold health problem symptoms,
even if mold is not visible. Reliable air sampling for mold is expensive and requires specialized expertise
and equipment not available to the general public.
Can I test the problem myself?
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when there is a high risk of mold forming. That means you can fix the situation before
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Can I fix the problem myself?
Yes tear out your walls and replace with new but first wash with the
Thieves Household Cleaner
at a very strong strength. and then diffuse
Thieves Essential Oil blend
for 24 hours before putting up new walls.
Then spray Thieves Essential Oil
on them and pour 1 bottle of Thieves Essential Oil blend
into a gallon of paint to keep it from coming back on the new wall.
CLOVE OIL is in the blend of Thieves.
- Aspergillus parasiticus is a soil-borne fungus growing on both living and decaying plant matter.
- This mold produces mycotoxins as metabolic by-products.
- One mycotoxin, aflatoxin BI has been identified as being the most toxic, carcinogenic, hepatotoxic and
- Dr. Radwan Farag found that clove oil at only 6-8 parts in 10,000 totally inhibited mold and aflatoxin production.
BACTERIA COUNT(CFU) STARTING AT 0 TO 4500
NOW THE EFFECT OF TIME ON BACTERIA COUNTS: THE BACTERIAL COUNT (CFU) 0 TO 10000
- With the bacteria of M. Luteus it was around 4100 and after using Thieves the count dropped to around 700
- With P. aeruginosa it was around 2000 and after using Thieves it dropped to 1
- With S. aureus it was around 2300 and after using Thieves it dropped to 1000.
1. Bacteria starting out at 10000 at zero minutes
2. After 3 minutes of diffusing it dropped to 5000
3. After 6 minutes of diffusing it dropped to 800
4. After 9 minutes of diffusing it dropped to 2
5. After 12 minutes of diffusing you can hardly see it.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY…THIEVES FOR MOLD
DI Arlene J shared by phone that she has a serious allergy to mold, and that every day she wakes
up with sinus congestion. After reading Ed & Jacqui Close's article on
Thieves Oil and Mold she began
putting Thieves Oil
on her feet at night, and for several mornings she awoke with a clear head!
My son had internal mold.
He took the theives in a capsule 2-3x a day and it was gone in 2 weeks.
MOLD IN AN OLDER HOME
We recently moved from California to Utah into a home that was built in the 1880's. It wasn't until
I was deep cleaning that I realized there were some serious mold issues!! I got some samples, had
them tested and there were several strains of molds, common and not-so common. We'd moved to an area
that had no other homes available for rent and I was panicked, since I'm extremely sensitive to mold,
having been 'poisoned' by black mold about 10 years ago. There was nowhere else to go while our home
is being built.
I immediately got our Thieves Cleaner,
Diffuser, rubber gloves and face mask! I sprayed
the Thieves Cleaner straight onto the affected
areas and just left it for several hours. I began
diffusing Thieves Oil - and did so for the next 48 hours.
In the basement, where there was a lot of
mildew and mold, I sprayed a mixture of Thieves Oil,
Thieves Cleaner and grain alcohol directly onto
the brick walls. Then I left the house to rest.
The next day when I came back, the black mold in the cupboards that had been so unsightly had almost
disappeared. I sprayed the affected areas again, soaking liberally, and wiped them down after a few
minutes. The mold is gone! In the basement, the same thing had happened. I re-sprayed with my mixture
and it is also GONE!
I coaxed the carpet cleaner to use my Thieves Cleaner
instead of his citrus stuff (which I have an allergy to!).
He reluctantly did so and was thrilled and amazed at how clean the carpets were. I was so happy, because they
were disinfected, smelled great and are so soft now. I continue to diffuse
Eucalyptus a couple of times a week. The mold issues are gone. I can breathe without any problems.
I LOVE THIS STUFF!!
- Michelle K
MOLD IN THE SHOWER
Because of the unusual wet fall, winter, and spring we have had and the leaking shower head in our bathroom, we got a lot of black mold in our shower. All of the cocking was totally black. Any cracks in the tile grout were black. The fiberglass bottom of the shower had black growth also.
A friend of mine just bought an older home. She told me how she totally cleaned the moldy shower in the house
she just bought. She removed the caulking with black mold on it. She scrubbed the entire shower, then sprayed
chlorine bleach all over the shower; she sprayed an extra amount where the old caulking was to make sure the
mold was completely gone. She let it dry a day, and then re-caulked it with new silicone caulking. She was so
excited that her shower looked new again.
When she came to help me do the same with my shower. She said the only thing that will completely get rid of
the black mold is chlorine bleach. She knew I didn't want to use anything that would harm my body by breathing
it in or leaving a residue in the shower.
We first removed all the caulking with a flat head screwdriver, then we tackled the cleaning job. I
made up a strong solution of Thieves Cleaner.
I used 3 tablespoons of Thieves Cleaner per one 32
ounce sprayer bottle of filtered water. We cleaned the entire shower with the cleaner. She was amazed that
the Thieves Cleaner cleaned so well. Were able to get
stubborn soap scum off the tiles by spraying it with
Thieves Cleaner, then scrubbing it with a #220 waterproof
sandpaper. In the hard to get crack areas we used a stiff scrub brush and an old toothbrush.
After we totally cleaned the shower and washed it down, we sprayed all the areas to be caulked with
We let the shower dry over night, then caulked it with new silicone caulking. The shower looks great!
My friend was absolutely amazed that we did not need to use chlorine bleach. She said,
'that Thieves Cleaner is amazing. It works better
than 409, Windex, and chlorine bleach. I am going to get some.'
It is exciting to know I can clean anything with Thieves Cleaner
and I don't have to jeopardize my health because of it.
Thank you YOUNG LIVING.
- Sherry H
MOLD IN THE BATHROOM
Diffusing Thieves oil has helped me conquer the mold problem I was having in my bathroom.
I first cleaned up the walls as best I could. Then diffused the
Thieves Oil for at least 24
hours in the bathroom. I kept the bathroom door closed to keep the diffusion in the bathroom.
It has been 5 months and there is no sign of the mold! Before I did this diffusion process
I was cleaning this funky mold off the walls twice a week.
- Katie K
MOLD IN THE TOILET
I put a drop of Thieves Oil in the toilet
while we were away for a week and when we returned
the toilets looked like I had just cleaned them. Usually a pink tinge from mold is at the
water line and the bowl under the waterline is an even lighter pink.
- Donna D
MOLD ON MY BOAT
As the environment is naturally moist on my boat especially in the early morning hours,
mold can be a problem. I noticed I started sneezing a lot when I was on the boat and was
curious why so I started looking for dust and pulled up everything that wasn't nailed down.
When I noticed black splotches under cushions, which I recognized as mold, I immediately
cleaned them off with Thieves and vowed not to have to deal with that again. I now diffuse
Thieves Oil everyday for at least
20 minutes and have no more occurrence of the mold and have
quit sneezing as well.
- Leigh C
MOLD IN THE LUNGS
My client was exposed to mold while inspecting a building. Due to asthma he was taken to
emergency room several times for respiratory treatments. First he tried diffusing
Eucalyptus radiata next to his bed and placing a couple of drops into palms of his hands
and sniffing frequently. This produced lots of mucus and immediately he felt able to
breathe better. Then we added Thieves Oil
to the regimen. He used these for several weeks.
The doctors continued using their treatments also. He was scheduled to have his lungs
scraped due to mold but when he arrived for the final MRI to locate the spot his lungs
- Sue F
PNEUMONIA 4-5 TIMES A YEAR FROM BLACK MOLD
Hi, I am new to Young Living Essential oils, but I am so thankful to have made my way to
good health using Thieves Oil and
My husband died 2 years ago, and I have been apparently
holding onto a lot of grief in my chest.
I was also exposed to heavy, continuous doses of black mold which harmed and weakened my lungs.
I was sick most of last year (2007) with 5 bouts of pneumonia. I tried taking many forms of
herbal capsules (
golden seal, zinc,
vitamin C, etc.) These herbs and
supplements would help a little, but the first cold or flu that was going around work, bamm,
I would get the cold which would go right into pneumonia.
Last year was so awful with being sick constantly. I have gained 40 pounds because I don't
have the energy or stamina to run my normal 4 miles a day. So after my 5 bout of pneumonia,
I purchased the Thieves Oil product
line and my life has been changed. I have not had a pneumonia
or a cold now for 2 months. I have been putting the Thieves Oil
on the bottom of my feet and
I take 1 drop in my mouth each morning. I also brush my teeth with the Thieves toothpaste and
gargle morning and evening with Thieves mouthwash.
Last month, whenever I would sense a scratchy throat or mucous in my sinus, I would just put
1 drop of Thieves Oilon my tongue and
those cold symptoms would be immediately gone. I am so
thankful for the Thieves Oil and the
(which I forgot to mention...I also put the
the soles of my feet and my throat when I had a cold symptom.) I am so grateful to the
Young Living Essential oils. I am determined to make
I am so thankful for the Thieves Oil and the
RC (which I forgot to mention...I also put the
RC on the
soles of my feet and my throat when I had a cold symptom.) I am so grateful to the
Essential oils. I am determined to make 2008 a healthy year for me. These oils are a gift from God
and I am most grateful to have my good health restored to me.
Thank you, Young Living!
Pictures of Black Mold
Airborne Mold Mycotoxins
Airborne mold mycotoxins from certain types of mold can be extremely dangerous to your health.
Sometimes, people are unaware that they are breathing mold spores until they are very sick.
If you are lucky and have a minor allergic reaction to the mold, once you leave the affected
area you will recover. But, if you have been exposed to the dangerous kinds of spores from
the black mold, you can have chronic bronchitis, learning disabilities, mental deficiencies,
heart problems, cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid
arthritis, multiple chemical sensitivity, bleeding lungs and much more.
I want to educate people on household mold.
Many people are confused about the damage mold can cause due to various controversial data on this
subject. As most know, many molds can cause allergens that can affect some of the population, but
some molds can also cause toxins, which can affect everyone. These toxins and the damage they cause
are one of the greatest health hazards of this century. Approximately 25 million Americans suffer
from allergic reactions to molds, most of them don't even realize that when they're sneezing and
sniffling the cause could be from fungi. The molds that produce airborne toxins that can cause
serious symptoms, such as breathing difficulties, memory and hearing loss, dizziness, flu-like
symptoms, and bleeding in the lungs. Common ailments from toxigenic mold---including allergies
(hypersensitivity after initial toxicity), acid reflux, brain fog, sexual dysfunction, high blood
pressure, head sweats, asthma and bruising---usually can be treated and reduced.
Fungus reproduces into spores that come in many different sizes, shapes and colors. The spores
will reproduce and germinate into new mold growth which in turn can produce millions of more spores.
Molds are most prevalent from spring through late fall, but, in warm climates, molds thrive all year
and can cause year-round problems. After limited exposure, spores can colonize in the body as this
is a perfect breeding ground to live and reproduce.
Molds can be found wherever there is moisture, oxygen, warmth and something to feed on. In the fall,
they grow on rotting logs and fallen leaves, especially in moist, shady areas. In gardens, they can
be found in compost piles and on certain grasses and weeds. Molds grow in our homes in moist warm
areas like damp basements, closets, and bathrooms, even after the moisture has dried up. Also molds
can grow in places where fresh food is stored, refrigerator drip trays, house plants, humidifiers,
garbage pails, mattresses, upholstered furniture, or foam rubber pillows.
Molds can grow inside the walls and flooring of our homes, wherever there are wet cellulose materials
they can feed on, such as wood, ceiling tiles, or plasterboard, even if they are not visible. This is
very common if there has been a plumbing leak or a defective or worn roof.
Molds come in thousands of different varieties, but only a few are the offenders that invade our homes.
The most dangerous mold strains are: Chaetomium (pronounced Kay-toe-MEE-yum) and Stachybotrys chartarum (pronounced Stack-ee-BOT-ris Schar-TAR-um).
They have been proven to produce demylenating mycotoxins among others, meaning they can lead to
autoimmune disease. Under certain growth and environmental conditions, both of these fungi
release toxic, microscopic spores and several types of mycotoxins that can cause the worst symptoms
which are usually irreversible such as neurological and immunological damage. Some of these natural
mycotoxins are potent inhibitors of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis, and have been well studied in
animal models because of concern about their potential misuse as agents of biological warfare,
due to their ability to destroy human health (mentally and physically), and never show up in an autopsy.
In some people, symptoms of mold allergy can be worsened by eating foods, such as cheeses,
that are processed with fungi. Other foods like mushrooms; which have gills that attract viruses,
fungi, and other invaders, dried fruits, and foods containing yeast, soy sauce; which obtains its
unique flavor from Aspergillus, or vinegar can also produce allergic symptoms.
Avoid these foods if you suspect any mold allergies, or have suffered from prolonged exposure to
toxigenic molds, and have yourself checked for leaky gut syndrome by a knowledgeable physician.
What you can do to fix your mold problem
- Fix leaking faucets or pipes that could be dampening walls.
- Install air conditioning in your home because this dries the air out, making it more difficult for mold to survive.
- Install a dehumidifier in your home an/or basement
- Find the sources of you mold problem (leaky basement, pipes, roofing, poorly installed windows, etc. repair them)
- Check houseplant soil, make sure it is not always very damp.
- Keep firewood outside. Keep your basement as dry as possible.
- You may want to keep an air purifier in your basement.
- Clean the bottom of your refrigerator, and underneath it. Clean up all water damage quickly.
- If your carpet, walls or any flooring is in a flood get an experienced flood specialist to dry it up for you.
- Any dampness left can cause mold to grow in your walls or under your carpet.
- When water is left to sit, for even 24 hours, common molds can begin to grow.
- If water continues to sit and areas become completely saturated, more lethal molds, such as Stachybotrys, can begin to grow.
Some molds adapt to low temperatures), some are thermo tolerant (they adapt to a wide range of temperatures)
and some will (adapt to high temperatures). Depending on the species, these microbes will grow just about
anywhere. Not even a fire in excess of 500 degrees Fahrenheit has been able to destroy some molds such as
Stachybotrys, (Molds, Mycotoxins, and Human Health; 2000, Dr. Michael Gray).
Mold requires a compatible temperature for each species. Environmental factors (temperature, nitrogen,
oxygen, etc. ) are necessary compounds for indoor molds to thrive.
Mold also needs an organic source of food. People might be confused as mold can grow on glass,
tile, stainless steel, cookware, etc., but it is generally feeding off of some organic source
deposited on this material (oils, film, dirt, skin cells, etc. ). The fiberglass insulation people
like to say that mold does not grow on their product which is a fairly true statement, however, it
grows on the organic debris that become trapped in their products. Mold also grows on things such as
wood, fabric, leather, gypsum, fiberboard, drywall, stucco, and many insulation fibrous materials.
All molds require some form of moisture to grow however, like temperature, the amount of moisture
varies for different species. Some are xerophillic (colonize under very dry conditions) some are
xerotolerant (colonize under a wide range of moisture levels) and some are hydrophilic (colonize at
high moisture levels). It does not have to be a leak. Humidity or moisture content of the substrate
can often be sufficent.
Mycotoxins are examples of chemical substances that molds create generally as secondary metabolites,
thought to possibly play a role in either helping to prepare the substrate on which they exist for digestion,
as defense mechanisms. They are also found in small particulates at times which may often represent mold
dust, small particles of mold that has dried and turned to dust. Spores, when inhaled, can begin to colonize
in the sinuses and throughout the body, including the brain, lung and gut after a period of time.
Sick buildings are one of the major causes of fungal illness, primarily mycotoxicosis, in industrialized
nations today. The United States is the least developed in fungal illness research and sadly, most
American physicians have little or no education in treating this health crisis.
The average American physician knows only how to identify a mold hyphae under a microscope, at best.
Mycotoxicosis, often mistakenly called Toxic Mold Syndrome, has reached epidemic proportions at a
national level in the United States due to defective construction, lack of education, shoddy and
inappropriate building materials, ignorance, lack of government concern and involvement.
What to do for Black Mold
Gary and Mary Young's son Josef (Gary & Josef pictured at right) got sick and was hospitalized back a couple of months ago,
and the doctors did not know what was wrong with him. Gary flew home from Ecuador
and found Josef very sick with a high fever that they could not break. They could not
do anything else for him and wanted to do more testing and Gary said he wanted to take
him home. He got permission and he told the doctor if he got worse he would bring him
This is what Gary found out from the blood test that he did on Josef when he got him home.
He found that his blood was infected with black mold.
Children under two years old and the elderly
- Gary gave him a rectal implant, again in two hours:
- 8cc myrrh
- 2 cc oregano
- 5 cc tee tree
- 5 cc Eucalyptus Globulus
- In 10 minutes his fever broke and it
continued to drop until it was normal.
- Five days later up and running around.
when infected with Black Mold usually die.
This is what Gary and Mary did when they found that the black mold was growing in their downstairs
family room and pool area. They had to tear out all the sheet rock and before they replaced it,
they washed down the whole wall with the Thieves Household cleaner and then they diffused thieves
for 24 hours. Repeat if you feel it necessary before you put new sheet rock back up.
Make sure that use clean all the studs in the wall, flooring and so forth to get all the mold.
It would even help if you spray thieves all over the wall before you paint to seal that in to
kill the black mold if it should ever try to come back.
Also it would be great to do the Raindrop Technique to purge
the pathogenic fungi out of the system. Pathogenic microorganisms have a tendency to hibernate along
the spinal cord and in the lymphatic system. The body has the aility to hold them in a suspended state
for long periods of time. When the immune system becomes comprimised from stress, fatigue or other
factors, they can be released and mamifest illness and disese.
hyssop along the spine using the
Raindrop Technique may help to drive the dormant fungi out of the spinal fluid.
Lymphatic pump therapy will cleanse a sluggish lymphatic system and help remove dormant fungi.
Don't expect the same results unless you are using
Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils and
Also each person is different so they may not work as well for you as it does for others so try another oil or
supplement that would work better for you.Essential oil testimonials are an effective way of learning and sharing.
With this knowledge, we can take control
of our own personal health. However, we are required by law to state: "These statements have not been evaluated
by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."
Information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. Consult with the health authorities
of your choice.