remove mould with borax

Borax is one natural remedy that you can use for eliminating mould and mildew from fabric. Mould and mildew can be a persistent problem, leaving fabrics stained and compromised. This highly alkaline natural cleaner not only removes surface mould but also helps to sanitise the fabric.

Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring mineral compound that has been used for various purposes for centuries. It consists of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water molecules. Borax is effective on mould because it has properties that disrupt the mould’s cellular structure and growth.

Here’s What You Need:

1 Cup Green Goddess Premium Borax

4L Water

Bucket and Gloves (optional)

Soft-bristle brush


Before using borax, test it on an inconspicuous area of the fabric to ensure that it doesn’t damage or discolour the material.

Mix 1 cup of borax powder with 4 litres of hot water in a bowl or bucket (you can adjust the measurements depending on the amount of clothing/fabric you’re treating). Stir the solution until the borax is completely dissolved.

If the mould-infested clothes are heavily soiled, brush off any loose mould spores or debris before treating them with borax.

Wear gloves if desired and submerge the affected fabric in the borax solution, ensuring that all parts of the fabric are fully soaked.

Allow to soak for several hours or overnight. This will help to loosen and kill the mould and mildew.

After soaking, use a soft-bristle brush or sponge to gently scrub the mouldy areas of the fabric. Be careful not to scrub too vigorously, as this could damage the fabric.

Rinse the clothes thoroughly with clean water to remove any residual borax and mould.

If there is still mould present repeat the process. Wash and dry as usual.

Remember that prevention is key to avoiding mould growth in the future. Make sure your clothes are thoroughly dried before storing them, especially in humid environments, and keep your closet and storage areas well-ventilated.