We all change our sheets every week in order to sleep in clean area, but this is just not enough. For most people, washing their mattress is rare, but it is necessary to clean it, nonthelss.
Therfore, people usually use store-bought products to clean their mattresses, but in fact these products are full with toxins and chemicals. The bed news is that they can nuild up in our body over time and cause respiratory or inflammation conditions, since we spend the third of our lives sleeping.
This should be enough reason to rethink and to clean our mattress more thoroughly. Thankfully, hydrogen peroxide works just as well as bleach in disinfecting your mattress and removing stains.
You can use 3% of hydrogen peroxide and not a percent more since it high concentrations can have devastating health effects.
How To Clean Your Mattress
- A drop of liquid soap or a detergent
- A stainless steal bowl
- 250 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 3 tbs. of baking soda
- A 300ml spray bottle (or bigger)
- Rubber gloves
- First put the rubber gloves on your hands for safety, and then mix the hydrogen and the baking soda In a bowl.
- Once the baking soda is fully dissolved, add 1 or 2 drops of liquid soap or detergent and mix again.
- Once the solution is prepared, pour it into an empty bottle and use it immedaitely.
Before using, shake the bottle once again and spray directly onto any strains or discolorations.
Once sprayed, let the foam work its magic and leave it to air dry. Use a small fan in order to speed up the process. In order to avoid any mold or mildew invasion, make sure to let your mattress dry completely.
When the mattress is dry, vacuum it to clean up any baking soda residue.
If you have some stubborn stains on your mattress, prepare a paste of ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 tbsp each of liquid dish soap and table salt. Rub it into the stain and let it dry.
Vacuum the residue and dab at any remaining stain with a white rag dipped into hydrogen peroxide, twisting the rag as you lift it off the stain.
The ideal would be if you clean your mattress every 4 months. In order to get allergens and dust, you can also vacuum it every time you change your sheets. There is another solution which will help you protect your mattress from future stains, all you have to do is to purchase a waterproof washable mattress cover.