Dust mites live in pillows, bed covers, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpeting, even clothing.
One of their favorite places is a mattress.
Did you know that we spend one-third of our life sleeping (or trying to sleep)? That’s about 200,000 hours over an average life span. Since we spend so much time sleeping it’s important to know how to maintain a mattress in top condition, remove stains and keep it clean and odor free.
HOW CAN YOU DEEP-CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS?
Our easy cleaning method ensures a better night’s sleep. No need for harsh chemicals or expensive concoctions — all you need is a box of baking soda for this cleaner. The addition of essential oil gently scents your bed, helping to soothe and lull you to sleep.
What You’ll Need:
- 16-ounce box baking soda
- Essential oil
- Vacuum cleaner
Before beginning, flip or rotate the bed, which is smart to do every six months to extend mattress life and prevent sagging.
Open the box of baking soda and add 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Close the box and give it a good shake to distribute the essential oil and break up any large clumps. Lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, and ylang ylang are all soothing scents that would be wonderfully calming. And, essential oils are naturally antibacterial.
Sprinkle the baking soda over the bed, using the entire box. Now it’s time for a mattress massage! Rub the baking soda mixture into the bed, which really gives your mattress a deep cleaning. Let the baking soda and essential oil work its magic for at least an hour.
While you’re waiting, wipe down the walls around your bed and the bed frame, creating a nice and clean sleeping area. After an hour, vacuum the mattress, working slowly to ensure all the baking soda has been removed.
Along with freshening your bed, the mixture helps lift dirt and residue while wicking away moisture. And giving your mattress a good vacuuming sucks away any lurking dust mites, which makes everyone sleep easier. Make the bed, and now you’re ready for some serious slumber.
CAUTION: Make sure you don’t put the bed sheets on before the mattress is completely dry.