using baking soda to deodorize a mattress


When was the last time you deep-cleaned your Mattress? If you’ve watched our videos and read our articles, you know I’m a mattress geek. From how to get pee out of a mattress to how to fold one to move a mattress, we’ve shared many tested tips over the years.

Watch our video and learn how often you should deep clean your mattress and the methods we recommend. So grab your vacuum and some baking soda and clean along with me!

This is not a stain removal manual but this is all about cleaning and deodorizing your mattress. It’s like spring cleaning for your bed because we spend a lot of time on this rectangle. If you sleep about eight hours a night, you’re on this mattress for almost 3,000 hours. It means that you spend four months out of every year asleep.

How to deep clean your mattress

Did you know that you sweat about half a pint of liquid out of your body every night? Since you can’t give your mattress a shower, unless you have an Airweave mattress or a Newton baby mattress, you’ve got to find another way to clean it. Here are simple steps to deep clean and deodorize a bed.

vacuum the mattress

Step 1 Wash all pillowcases, mattress protectors, and other bedding

You might have spilled food or liquid on your bed. So it’s a good time to remove all covers and throw them in your washing machine to prevent the bacteria from forming or spreading all over your bed.

Step 2 Vacuum

Vacuum your mattress to pull up all the dirt, mites, dust, and dry skin. This is important, especially when you have allergies.

If you don’t have a big vacuum, you can get a handheld one for about $30. I’ve been using one for a long time, and it’s held up great.

Step 3 Deodorize

Pour a box of baking soda onto the mattress. Let it sit on the mattress for 15 minutes or longer. Then you vacuum again. That’s all.

Baking soda lifts all of the odors out of the mattress, and if you want to, add a couple of drops of essential oil, like lavender oil, to the baking soda.

Never pour essential oils directly on your mattress – the smell can be too strong, and it’s impossible to get out.

Step 4 Steam Clean

Use the mop tool or the triangle tool with a bonnet to steam clean the top and sides. If you’re looking for a quality steam cleaner, one good option is the Dupray Neat Steam Cleaner. Here’s the link to our review.

How often should you Clean your Mattress?

Every six months or twice a year.

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