Mattresses can get a bit stale over time and are notoriously hard to clean. But you can freshen up your mattress in no time with a little help from one of our favorite cleaning supplies—baking soda.
We are used only to change and wash the sheets regularly, thinking that is enough. Your mattress may not be getting enough the attention it needs, and after a period time, can become a source of dirt.
Sweat, body fluids, dust and dirt particles are passing through the sheet and end up in the mattress. Usually this process takes a long time, but rarely of us clean the mattress anytime. Mattresses can get a bit stale over time and are notoriously hard to clean. And how to clean a mattress?
First vacuum it up, and then use a sifter or fine mesh strainer to sprinkle about a cup of baking soda directly onto your mattress. This simple but effective trick will disinfect the mattress, baking soda will kill bacteria, vacuuming will remove dust, and then you can spray the mattress with water in which you’ve added a few drops of an essential oil.
Another trick is to take your mattress out on a hot summer afternoon, spray it evenly with generous mixture of salt white vinegar and vinegar. Then let the sun do the rest…..don’t underestimate the lethality of vinegar and salt. Mattresses are not allergic to fluids, if anything they are designed and engineered to contend with bodily fluids that’s why they utilize high absorbing fabrics. 70% vinegar +30% water + 5 Table spoons of table salt and entire day of sunlight. That will erase odors, kill any and every living organism and dissolve protein. Try it!