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Essential Oils For Mould

This article is a companion piece to How To Heal From Mould Infections.

It is also closely allied to another article in the series on Mould on this Wild As The Wind Information website: Mould & Hormone Health, which explores further the systemic damage being done to us through mould exposure.

The other articles in the series are:

Toxic Mould

Mould Is A Super Toxin 

Which Essential Oils For Mould?

There are many anti-fungal essential oils in the essential oil toolkit. These essential oils are becoming increasingly important as more and more people are realising the very real dangers of mould / fungus and mycotoxins.

Mould can cause serious, life-threatening conditions as well as unpleasant chronic conditions which can also be debilitating. Mould is implicated in Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, for example.

This article lists a good number of essential oils which can be used to remediate environmental mould in homes, schools and workplaces.

However, it also lists a number of essential oils and essential oil blends which can be used topically to help kill personal fungal infections. These personal fungal infections are inevitable if you have been exposed to environmental mould on a consistent basis. these oils can also be used to deal with respiratory infections.

*Seven of the best essential oils for mould are described in some length towards the end of this article.

Dealing With Personal Fungal Infections & Environmental Mould

If you are looking for a ready-made treatment for personal fungal infections, formulated for topical application, then Thieves Essential Oil 2020 is the ideal option. However, it isn’t suitable for young children.

Additionally, there’s two pure essential oil blends available from Wild As The Wind, which can be diluted for topical application, or used neat in nebulising diffusers etc.

*Using nebulising diffusers will help in the treatment of household mould to kill airborne mould spores. These are the type of diffusers which don’t require water.

**All other types of diffusers require water to disperse oils into the atmosphere. These are not ideal for treating mould in your home, as the likely cause of the mould infection is from water damage. Instead, diluting essential oils in Distilled White Vinegar for direct application onto the infected area is recommended.

Thieves Essential Oil 2022 is suitable for young children, but must be properly diluted in a quality carrier oil prior to topical use.

Thieves Comprehensive Essential Oil is also suitable for young children, but again, it must be properly diluted in a good carrier oil before topical application.

***For a full list of the symptoms of mould / fungus / mycotoxicity please read Mould Is A Super-Toxin and Toxic Mould.

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Best Essential Oils For Mould

Unfortunately, not all essential oils are created equally, so it’s important that you buy essential oils that work!

Pure, natural, unadulterated essential oils are extremely efficient at dealing with mould infected properties. 

Only good quality essential oils will kill mould and fungal infections, and so it pays to avoid the cheap ineffectual, and often toxic alternatives.

However, some fake, adulterated essential oils are quite expensive, and make all kinds of claims about purity on their labels. Even essential oils marked ‘Organic’ can be anything but. It’s, therefore, important to trust your essential oil supplier or be referred to a good supplier by a friend who you know you can trust.

Also, reading genuine essential oil testimonials will be helpful.

Wild As The Wind try to make treating mould infections and dermal fungal infections easy…

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils For Mould

Thieves Oil 2020 as a preventative preparation is excellent for warding off bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic bodily infections. 

The science :: Antifungal activity of essential oils against fungi isolated from air

However, for mild topical fungal infections we recommend starting with Tea Tree Essential Oil and then adding Myrrh Essential Oil if the Tea Tree Essential oil isn’t working optimally on it’s own. All of this is explained more fully in Essential Oils For Fungal Infections.

All of the essential oils listed in this article are available from Wild As The Wind.

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Killing Mould In Our Environments

It is important to treat the source of the mould in your property rather than trying to ‘paper over the cracks’ by using essential oils to kill a mould infection. If the underlying leaks, dampness and humidity have not been dealt with at source you will have a reoccurrence of mould as sure as eggs is eggs.

Also, mould found on porous surfaces needs to be deep-treated by removing all of the porous material and then resurfacing your walls and floors where this work has been undertaken.

It is always advised to work with a professional mould remediator to find all of the sources of mould and then facilitating the removal of all of the mould in your home. This is particularly true if the mould issue is a considerable one.

It is important to realise that most moulds are very easily airborne, so wearing a good mask is very much advised when working with mould. Plus, I also advocate using activated charcoal or activated bamboo charcoal to help drag the spores out of the air.

Activated bamboo charcoal acts as an air purifier and will remove odours, infectious elements as well as mould spores from the air. This product is widely available online and can be researched further via Goole or Duck Duck Go etc.

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Best Essential Oils For Mould & Fungal Infections

This list is comprised of some of the most useful essential oils for dealing with mould infections. It is in no way exhaustive as there are many essential oils which will remove environmental mould and treat fungal infections in humans.

Best Essential Oils For Treating Mould

*The essential oils marked with an asterisk are in Thieves Oil 2020.

There is more information about killing environmental mould in Natural Household Cleaning Products, and the method for using these essential oils for the treatment of mould is fully explained in this article, also.

You can also read the individual properties of these essential oils below and buy them separately if required.

***All pure essential oils need to be properly diluted prior to topical application. Learn more about this in Using Essential Oils.

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Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano Essential Oil is an extremely potent essential oil. The Eugenol content of Oregano Essential Oil lends it many of it’s healing properties, but also means it must be used with caution when being applied topically or taken internally for parasitic infections etc.

Oregano Essential Oil is one of the big six essential oils found in the Wild As The Wind Essential Oil First Aid Kit.

Aflatoxin, formed by the mould Aspergillus, aka Black Mould, is extremely toxic and carcinogenic. Oregano Essential Oil has been shown effective in the treatment of this form of mould. ***However, a combination of Oregano Essential Oil, Cinnamon Essential Oil and Clove Essential Oil is probably best employed for this hideously dangerous mould.

Oregano Essential Oil also purifies the air.

***Wild As The Wind produce a product with Oregano Essential Oil and Nigella Sativa Oil, both of which are anti-fungal, which can be used topically and internally for fungal infections. Go to Oregano & Nigella Sativa Preparation for more information.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil is another essential oil to be found in Wild As The Wind Flying Oil. It is also a very important essential oil for hormone health and so it is also found in Hormone & EMF Detox, a combination of oils which deals with a multitude of environmental stressors which undermine our health at a systemic level.

*EMF, or electromagnetic fields are created by wireless technologies such as WiFi etc. These EMF’s are having a catastrophic effect on our health, and they are also helping mould to proliferate in our environments.

Learn more :: Mould Is A Super-Toxin

It is unsurprising that Thyme Essential Oil is one of the most potent anti-mould essential oils.

There are different forms of Thyme Essential Oil, or more specifically there are different chemotypes of Thyme Essential Oil.

A chemotype simply means the chemical make-up of a particular type of essential oil within a group of essential oils. For example, Red Thyme Essential Oil is the chemotype :: Linalool, and it is less irritating when applied topically at the correct dilution.

However, Red Thyme Essential Oil is more expensive than the more dermalogically irritating White Thyme Essential Oil. I therefore recommend using White Thyme Essential Oil for treating environmental mould.

If, however, you wish to use it topically or internally for things like Candida albicans, and other yeast infections, then Red Thyme Essential Oil is advised.

Red Thyme Essential Oil is used in Thieves Oil for Hormone & EMF Detox.

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Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella Essential Oil is profoundly anti-fungal and is often found in topical anti-fungal remedies and natural recipes for yeast infections, like athlete’s foot.

Whilst not as potent as Thyme Essential Oil or Cinnamon Essential Oil, it is always a really good idea for using Citronella Essential Oil in your spray bottle mix of distilled vinegar and essential oils, because it is so aromatically pleasing, whilst also exerting an anti-mould action.

Learn how to blend and use your anti-mould solution in Green Cleaning Products.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon Essential Oil is another essential oil that was used in Thieves Oil and can be found in Wild As The Wind Flying Oil.

Cinnamon Essential Oil is probably the best oil for treating environmental mould, and it is also great at treating fungal infections in people. But, because a lot of people who are mould and fungally challenged have developed varying degrees of hypersensitivity, Cinnamon Essential Oil must be used topically with extreme caution. Cinnamon Essential Oil has been known to cause first degree burns when not properly diluted.

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Clove Essential Oil

Clove Essential Oil is yet another oil to be found in Thieves Oil as well as Wild As The Wind Flying Oil.

It is potent anti-bacterial and antifungal.

The very dangerous Aspergillus niger, aka Black Mould, which creates Aflatoxins, is very susceptible to Clove Essential Oil.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Like Oregano Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil is not only anti-fungal. It is also antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic, just like Oregano.

It is also in Essential Oil First Aid Kit.

Tea tree Essential Oil is better used topically for fungal infections of the body rather than for large-scale environmental mould elimination. Whilst effective for these circumstances, Tea Tree Essential Oil is not as potent as Oregano Essential Oil.

Nevertheless, there is no reason why we can’t effectively treat smaller mould issues on wall and furniture surfaces and fabrics.

I also recommend using Tea Tree Essential Oil, aka Ti Tree Essential Oil, in the various green cleaning solutions mentioned in the Natural Home Cleaning Products article.

Getting rid of mould or mildew on clothing, or eliminating fusty odours, simply add a few drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to your washing machine and wash everything on a hot wash if possible.

Also, adding Tea Tree or Oregano Essential Oil oil to the occasional wash to kill any fungus growing in the pipes of your washing machine.

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Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh Essential Oil is profoundly antimicrobial as well as being deeply healing for wounds and abrasions. It tends to make short work of fungal infections like Athlete’s Foot, especially when coupled with Tea Tree Essential Oil.

The wound healing properties of Myrrh Essential Oil really come into play where chronic Athlete’s Foot infections are concerned. Owing to the deep cuts this condition causes, the soothing and wound healing properties of Myrrh Essential Oil are extremely beneficial.

Also read Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve for more information about the healing properties of Myrrh Essential Oil.

Mould Essential Oils Need To Work Even Harder

Unfortunately, the introduction of global wireless technologies, and the popular use of WiFi etc is having a catastrophic effect on the natural world. Plants are very susceptible to microwaves, or electromagnetic fields, aka EMF, and so their ability to fend off mould infections is also becoming seriously compromised in certain circumstances around the world.

EMF is having an equally devastating effect on our health as it’s having on the natural world in general, including the insects, birds and other animals asides from humans and, of course, all plant life

This will ultimately impact the efficacy of essential oils in helping us to easily fight off mould infections in the long run.

Essential Oils Are Extremely Effective At Fighting Mould

But, thankfully, for the time being, at least, we can still get fantastically healing essential oils which make light work of seeing off mould and fungal infections.

There are numerous studies detailing the efficacy of a good number of essential oils assisting in the treatment of mould and fungal infections, as well as the ability of essential oils in supporting immune function to detox mycotoxins from the body.

There are also some individual, affordable essential oils, which are profoundly anti-fungal, that are listed within the Wild As The Wind recommended Essential Oil First Aid Kit. Several of the six oils in the recommended Aromatherapy First Aid Kit are excellent for combatting mould.

*The Essential Oil First Aid Kit recommended by Wild As The Wind highlights a number of important essential oils, which are advisable to keep on hand in all households.


The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

Deepen your knowledge by using the Wild As The Wind Recommended Resources

Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.

Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.

We use the industry ‘bible’ on essential oil safety: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals [2nd Edition] by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, to establish the safety of the Wild As The Wind formulations.

We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price and Patricia Davis.

Many of the scientific studies used to inform the claims made on this website are via GreenMedInfo, as well as via Dr. Josh Axe, Ty Bollinger on the Truth About Cancer website as well as, on the odd occasion, Dr. Eric Zielinski

Other resources include:

  • PubMed
  • WebMD
  • Robert Tisserand
  • Dr. Robert Pappas
  • AromaWeb
About Rachel Wild

Rachel Wild is the Creative Director at Wild As The Wind. She's been a professional writer for print and digital publication for more years than she cares to remember. She is no longer a 'writer for rent', now very gratefully, devoting all of her time to her passion... writing about health and well-being and sharing it as far and wide as she can. (Please help her!)

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