Mama Means Business Crisis Cleaning Solution is what you need to reach for when you wake up in the middle of the night, and everyone is barfing and there’s nowhere to lay down because everyone has puked all over every horizontal surface, and you can’t find a clean blanket to cover up with. Hey, sister. I’ve been there. And after a night like that, like any good mother with OCD, I spend the next day doing laundry and cleaning sick beds with the paranoid fervor of a card-carrying germophobe.
My secret weapon? It’s my “Mama Means Business” Desperate Situations Cleaning Solution. Most of my cleaning products are seriously safe. I mean, you could drink the stuff and suffer a tummy ache at worst. Not this one. It’s still made of more-or-less safe and natural ingredients, but it’s really concentrated, and pretty harsh. It’s not the kind of thing you would want to wash the counters with, or delicate linens, or leave where your kiddies could get to it. But if you need to get some serious gross out, and your last resort is to throw the damaged stuff away, or douse the house in toxic chemicals, this stuff is for you. It is made with a carefully calculated balance of washing soda, handmade liquid soap, vinegar, and strongly antiseptic essential oils – tea tree, lavender, thyme and sweet orange. This stuff is not intentionally designed to smell good, but I must report, my kiddo LOVES it! He stuck his face straight in the spot where he remembered puking, and said it smelled FANATASTIC! it is designed to kill every last vestige of nausea-inducing puke smell and germs in your house, leaving behind a satisfyingly sanitary, herbal scent. Here are some ways you can use it:
You can pour one ounce (two tablespoons) in with a load of wash, adding your normal amount of detergent, to sanitize sheets, pillows, stuffed animals and blankets.
You can dilute an ounce with 1/2 cup of boiling water in a spray bottle to make a strongly disinfectant cleaning spray, for waterproof crib mattresses, changing tables, and durable surfaces in the bathroom. Spray liberally, let sit for 15 minutes, and then wipe with a clean wet rag.
You can dilute an ounce with 1 cup of boiling water to make a general disinfectant, good for cleaning floors, countertops, and walls. Spray and wipe, or dampen a cloth in the solution and wipe surfaces clean.
You can also dilute one ounce with 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water, used in a spray bottle to mist dry bedding, carpets, and other surfaces that may harbor stinky smells, bacteria, and other cooties. Use a fine mist, and don’t let the fabric get too wet. It’s possible that it could discolor some fabrics, so test in an inconspicuous place first.
Please know that this formula is made specifically for desperate situations. If you are worried that my cleaning product will ruin your delicate items, please don’t use it. But hey, it might just be better than having it ruined by barf and pathogenic microbes.
Combine with my concentrated all purpose cleaner for glass and floors!
- Handmade item
- Materials: distilled water, sodium carbonate, white vinegar, ethyl alcohol, tea tree, thyme, orange
- Made to order