How To Clean Up Vomit

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 O.k., so I know this title is strange and unappealing, and I even have some family members that gag at just hearing or reading the word, “vomit”.  After having to clean this yucky stuff off of upholstery and carpet, I decided to share some recipes that have ingredients which are specifically good for it.  These recipes of course are to be used after the initial major cleanup of the vomit. 

Recipe #1:
2 cups of water
1 T. white vinegar
1 T. dish soap

For Recipes #1 & #2, mix in a spray bottle, or mix in a bowl and use a cloth

Recipe #2:
3 cups of water
1 T. Borax

Recipe #3:

1 part Borax

2 parts Baking Soda

*You can also use plain baking soda.
What I personally prefer is to spray the area with one of the wet mixtures, and then use a dry recipe.  The baking soda will help to absorb moisture.  Leave it on the area for about an hour and then vacuum.  I also add a few drops of tea tree oil to the recipes to help kill germs.
Don’t you ever wonder why your children can’t make it to the bathroom in time every time?  It sure would make things easier on us mommies, but life happens.  And we gotta love our sweet darlins anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚
P.S. I really do hope you never need these recipes, btw. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  1. says

    When I was visiting my sister in September, my niece threw up for the first time (age 5) and it really scared my neice. I helped calm my neice down and get her in the bath while my sister cleaned it up. We explained to her about trying to make it to the bathroom next time, and she did a good job. After I was home two days later I learned she had shared her virus with me – LOL

  2. says

    Tis the season! The tummy bug hasn’t hit us in a very long while, but if/when it does I will be so glad to be armed. Aren’t you glad to know that I’ll be thinking of you as I clean vomit from my carpets? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. says

    Thanks for the recipes! We hand out buckets to all diseased peeps and then we put old bath towels under buckets next to beds and couches and….well, I just cover whatever I’m afraid will get “splashed”. lol

    My youngest will stand straight up and “splash” in her hands and all over herself and all around her feet. Then she cries because she doesn’t know what else to do! lol {It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad – and disgusting!}

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