If you’re a mom like me, you’ve likely dealt with your fair share of wetting accidents on the bed. If you have a pet, you’ve likely dealt with the same darn thing (though hopefully not on the bed!!!).
My youngest does NOT want to be potty trained. He’s 5 1/2 years old, has autism, and has just not wanted to follow through with potty training. He’s got a fear of any toilet that isn’t ours at home, and has a panic attack when we try to get him to use public restrooms. Come to think of it, he does the same thing about half the time at home, but I think it’s more because he’s afraid he’ll miss something at home, than a fear of the toilet itself. Little stinker (literally)!
Anyway, I’ve cleaned up SO many accidents. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to keep up on the smell. With each accident, it seems that the smell gets a little worse. I’ve tried the whole vinegar thing, using baking soda on the mattress, essential oil mixes, and more. I’ve spent $30 on one single bottle of natural cleaner. NO LUCK.
So, when I found this recipe on pinterest, I didn’t think it’d work, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to try:
8 ounces/237 ml hydrogen peroxide 3%
3 tablespoons/14.29 grams of baking soda
1 drop of liquid hand dish washing soap
Mix all ingredients into the spray bottle and use within 20 minutes. Do not attempt to store the leftover solution. because it will leak out of the bottle. The mixture only works if you use it immediately, because the cleaning byproducts are active for only a short time period. You should see the stain lift and disappear within 5-10 minutes. Once the mattress dries, if a baking soda film remains, then simply wipe or vacuum it off.
My thoughts on the recipe? I felt like it worked better than anything else I’ve tried. My son’s mattress isn’t nearly as smelly, although I would like to do another batch again. I haven’t tried it on pet stains. I also tried it on a pillow, but I didn’t feel like that worked, so I decided to suck it up and stick it in the laundry. I now have a lumpy pillow, ha ha!
This is a recipe I’d recommend. Seriously, it worked better than the $30 bottle of stuff I bought!