• It does not "kill" germs like an antibacterial does, but rather binds with them and then flushes them out of the home.
• Rubbing alcohol and vinegar are two of the strongest natural antibacterials on the market.
• Trust MamaSuds for affordable Castile soap products to use for safe household cleaning.
Staying healthy has become more important than ever before and people all over the world are taking active steps to protect themselves from getting sick. Not only are there more individuals wearing protective face masks, but we’re also paying more attention to hygiene and making sure that our homes are free of germs and bacteria. As germs and viruses can stay on surfaces from 4 hours to 17 days, proper disinfection is essential to ensure that your family stays well. Disinfecting the home should be the main priority, but don’t forget to give your family vehicle a thorough clean too, especially if you use it everyday. Here’s a guide to disinfecting your SUV.
Use water and a mild cleanser to clean non-porous surfaces
Whether it’s a conventional car or an SUV, all family vehicles will benefit from a complete cleanup job that involves more than washing and waxing the exterior. To clean the interior of your SUV, mix a mild all-purpose cleanser or Castile soap with water, then dip a soft sponge in the mixture and use it to clean hard and non-porous surfaces such as the arm rests, door handles, and the glove compartment, among others.
Most people think that antibacterial cleansers or household disinfectants such as bleach, ammonia, or hydrogen peroxide are the only things that could work to remove viruses, but new research has shown that soap can destroy most virus membranes, and plain water will do to wash them off surfaces. Moreover, it’s far gentler on your SUV interiors as they won’t harm or dull hard surfaces. Floor mats should also be removed and given a thorough wash with soap and water, then allow them to dry naturally under the sun.
Pay attention to high-touch areas
High-touch areas inside the SUV such as the steering wheel, the gear shift, door handles, turn and wiper signal, seats, and the buttons on the sound system unit and climate control unit should be disinfected as frequently as possible, especially when you’re running errands or are taking your kids to their after-school activities. Clean these areas once a week with a soap and water solution and have a packet of alcohol wipes to disinfect them when you’re on the go. It’s also advisable to disinfect your hands before going inside your SUV, so have some hand sanitizer with you whenever you leave the house. Encourage your family members to do the same before getting in the vehicle.
Ventilate your SUV
Proper ventilation can reduce virus levels inside your SUV. To create a healthy environment within the vehicle, open the windows so that there’s at least a 3-inch gap to keep the air circulating. When not in use, you may also open the doors and windows to air out your vehicle, or place a portable air purifier or ionizer to clean the air inside. Regularly dust the interiors and to further improve the air quality in your vehicle, use natural or organic car air fresheners to get rid of musty smells. You can buy one or make your own by mixing half a cup of baking soda with about a teaspoon of peppermint or lavender essential oil.
Keeping your SUV clean and sanitized can protect your family against illnesses. Try these tips to thoroughly disinfect your vehicle so you and your loved ones can stay healthy.
Clean out your kitchen
Is it time your Kitchen needs to be cleaned and detoxed? Do you still have cleaning products in the back of your cupboard that you're ashamed of, or maybe you're just not sure if they are safe or not?
Let's Detox Your Kitchen
1. Get a laundry basket. Put everything you find that doesn't belong in the kitchen in the laundry basket. This helps stop Cleaning A.D.D. You know, when you go to put something away in another room and suddenly start cleaning something in that room? Then a few hours later you realize you started with the kitchen and suddenly ended up cleaning the toy box out in the play room? Yeah, guilty! The laundry basket is how I get myself to not do that.
2. Clear everything off of your counters.
3. Start at the top of your Kitchen and work down. Take everything off the top of your cupboards or shelves and refrigerator and wash/clean them off. Vacuum up there. Use MamaSuds® All Purpose Cleaner to clean the grease/grime/dust.
4. Spray your cupboards and handles/knobs and wipe them down. Use a cotton swab to get in any nooks and crannies.
5. Take everything out of your refrigerator and wash it out. A bucket of hot water with about a half an ounce of MamaSuds® Castile Soap would work great, or continue using the spray. Put refrigerator contents back.
6. Take items out of cupboards one section at a time. Anything that your don't use or isn't yours put in the laundry basket. Wipe out cupboard and put contents back. Do the same with the drawers too.
7. Oven. This can be done at night if your oven it particularly filthy. It may need a good wiping down or a scrub. Vacuum or sweep out anything sitting at the bottom. Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom so it creates a thin layer. Spray it with white distilled vinegar and shut the down. Leave it over night then scrub the oven floor and walls. Wipe out.
8. Spray kitchen surfaces and back splash and appliances. Wipe down.
9. Dispose of any other cleaning products you no longer use. You really can get away with just a few cleaning products!
10. Take your laundry basket and put items away.
Now have a cup of something tasty and enjoy your clean kitchen!
So when was the last time you cleaned those make-up brushes? I have to admit, I do it less than I probably should, however now that my girls are at the "love-to-put-makeup-on" stage, I do it more. Only because I have black eyeshadow on my kabuki brush and blush on my eyeshadow brush. 😳
If you have one MamaSuds product or quite a few, there are multiple products you can use to clean your makeup brushes. Here are your steps:
1.) Rinse your brushes off. Experts say to avoid getting anything but the bristles, but I am not very good at that.
2.) Get a shallow bowl and put either a small amount of a) MamaSuds Castile Soap b) MamaSuds Laundry Soap or c) MamaSuds All-Purpose Cleaner. Then add enough water to have up to the middle of the brushes submerged.
3.) You can let your brushes sit in it for about 10 minutes or just start swirling each of them around in it, working out the makeup.
4.) Rinse and dry carefully. Then put a towel or washcloth down and lean them up against something (like the wall or mirror) so they are leaning with the brushes down. Let them dry overnight.
That's it! Try it and let me know how it works!
• The small carpet cleaner brush was used to scrub it in.
• The machine was then turned on and the stain sprayed with water and scrubbed further until it disappeared.
• The soapy residue was removed by spraying and soaking up the soap for 10 minutes, until only water remained.
• Versatile and powerful enough to clean any surface around the house, including babies and toilets.
• All-purpose spray cleaner, baby wipe solution, bathing solution, dishwashing soap, floor cleaner, fruit/veggie wash, hand-washing solution, toilet cleaner and scrub/scouring paste recipes to use the product.
• Also effective on tough stain spots.
• Tips for making it last longer.