Cleaning A Moldy Clothes Washing Machine
Copyright © EJC Advantage LLC and Jacqui Close
April 15, 2017
Have you ever opened the door to your clothes washer and smelled that musty, earthy, moldy, mildew smell?
Your nose hurts. Your eyes burn. And suddenly you feel like sneezing. Or maybe you just back away from the washer and shake your head, because you know you left clothes in there overnight recently and you start wondering, “Oh my gosh, do my clothes smell like that?”
If you have ever smelled that, or had that experience, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Recently, I put a load of clothes in to wash and forgot about them. I have a front-loading washer, which I have had for several years now. I had read that other people had problems with mold growing inside these washers, but based on their recommendations I had been vigilant about removing water from the drain before we left home on a trip. I never closed the door completely. I wiped dry the door and the rubber gasket around the opening. I even wiped under the gasket, and I never left clothes in the washer. At least not until I forgot this one load of clothes.
Oh! How could I do that? I was so upset with myself. But you know, we are all busy with so many things in our lives. And it’s so easy to forget something once in a great while, especially when you are busy and get focused on other things.
Have you ever done anything like that? I think most of us do at one time or another.
|Thieves Laundry Detergent|
Well, I am hyper-sensitive to mold, and I was just sick at heart when I opened that washer and that gust of moldy stench reached my nose. But I didn’t panic. Instead, I reached for my Thieves Laundry Detergent and poured some in and ran a wash cycle without clothes in it. It smelled much better, but I could still smell the mold. This was not acceptable to me. I didn’t want any possibility of having mold in or on my clothes.
|Thieves Household Cleaner|
|Purification & Thieves oils|
So, I grabbed my Thieves Household Cleaner and poured that in the holder cup slot for the detergent. I filled it up to the first line in the detergent holder, so it wasn’t "Full," but at the line below that. Then, I added 10 drops each of Purification oil and Thieves oil. I closed the container and set the machine to "TUB CLEAN+” cycle. When the cycle was complete, I opened the door and was greeted with this glorious, clean and happy smell. I was jumping for joy! The washer smelled better than ever before.
If you have an accident and leave clothes in your washer, don’t beat yourself up about it. Just take advantage of the great options available in our all natural, chemical free Young Living cleaning options. My favorites are the Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Laundry Detergent, Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, and all the great line of Thieves products. We use them all in our home.
And now Young Living has announced a brand new Thieves Home Cleaning Kit, Item # 20421. Look at this great new kit. There's a stainless steel bucket, a glass spray bottle to mix your cleaner, the Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves oil and Purification oil, and so much more.
Using Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Pine, Purification, and Thieves essential oils along with Thieves Household Cleaner, you’ll love the fresh scent and clean feel of your home. And Young Living has also included DIY directions to help you make each cleaning recipe your own.
The kit also includes a large stainless steel bucket, 16 oz. amber glass spray bottle, cleaning cloth, oil bottle carrying case, and cleaning recipe instructional booklet.
- Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil Blend 5 ml
- Lemon Essential Oil 5 ml
- Pine Essential Oil 5 ml
- Purification® Essential Oil Blend 5 ml
- Thieves® Essential Oil Blend 5 ml
- Thieves® Household Cleaner 14.4 oz.
- Carrying Case
- Stainless Steel Bucket
- Amber Glass Spray Bottle 16 oz.
- Cleaning Cloth
- Cleaning Recipe Booklet
If you would like to be able to use these products in your home, just Private Message (PM) me (Jacqui Close) on Facebook. Already know what you want, then go to our What to Order page and scroll down to find the option to have your own Young Living wholesale member account, or retail customer account. Once your account is established, I will contact you within 24 hours.
Praying for your health and happiness!
by EJC Advantage LLC and Jacqui Close
Jacqui Close and her husband, Dr. Ed Close