Mar 27, 2020

March 2020 Happy Homesteader How to Clean a Mattress

by Abbie, Graphics Goddess

Have you had your mattress for awhile? If we spend ⅓ of our life in bed, not only is it important to buy the right mattress, but it’s important to keep it clean, as well. You spent a lot of money on that thing, and you want it to last as long as possible. So if you’ve had that rectangular piece of heaven for a while, it may be time to give it a good cleaning to remove the dirt, sweat, tears, and...let’s leave it at “other things” that may be lurking in the fibers. This recipe will have your mattress gleaming like new:

  • 2 cups 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 6 drops of liquid dish soap, free of any colorant
  • 6 drops of your favorite essential oil, mine is tea tree
  • 5 TBSP of baking soda

Shake up all ingredients in a good industrial spray bottle, then spray the solution onto the whole mattress, then scrub in well with a brush.  Afterward, dust with another coat of baking soda and let sit overnight.

Once the mattress is dry, vacuum up the whole mattress top and then go over it with the steam mop. It will be looking like new in no time!