Essential oils extracted from plants can be used at home to kill/remove mold and bacteria. These oils are really strong, so use sparingly: one drop of peppermint oil is as strong as 30 cups of peppermint tea.
You can find essential oils at health-food stores.
Essential oils can be used for:
Cleaning windows: Mix 10 drops of lavender or lemongrass oil with 2 ounces of water to wipe grime off the windows. These great oils may repel flies as well.
Items encrusted with gum: Drop some Orange oil onto a cloth then rub the item to remove gum. To avoid staining the fabrics wash immediately.
Combs and brushes: Poor into a container ½ cup distilled white vinegar, 1½ cup water and 20 drops lavender, tea-tree or eucalyptus oil. Dip combs and brushes for 20 minutes. Rinse and let them dry.
Scuffed floors: Poor two to four drops of tea-tree oil to the stains. Remove excess oil with a cloth and rub in distilled white vinegar.
Shower door: After cleaning the soap scum off the glass shower door, maintain the glass clean by wiping with a few drops of lemon oil. Repeat every 2 weeks. This should protect the glass from grime buildup.
Toilets: Mix 2 teaspoons tea-tree oil and 2 cups water to a spray bottle, then spritz along the toilets inside rim. Waite for 30 minutes then scrub. To enjoy your favorite oil scent in the bathroom, place a few drops inside of the toilet-paper tube.