Bed covers, carpeting, pillows, mattresses and clothing – these are some of the places where dust mites dwell. Of course, our mattresses are the most popular habitat for these harmful microorganisms.
Are you aware of the fact that about 30% of our lives are spent on sleeping? In other words, an average person spends about 200.000 hours in their bed. So, it is quite natural for us to look for a way to maintain the mattress properly and keep it fully functional. We also need to remove stains and get rid of odor and any impurities.
How To Clean and Freshen Your Mattress
Thanks to the simple cleaning technique we will explain here you will definitely get a good night’s sleep. The use of toxic chemicals or some costly products is not necessary – our homemade cleaning product is made of baking soda. In addition, you will need some essential oil to get pleasant scent which will provide even better sleep.
Things you will need:
- One box of baking soda (16 ounces)
- Any kind of essential oil
- Vacuum cleaner.
It is good to mention that before you start with the process, it is the best idea to rotate or flip the bed.
You should follow this practice at least twice a year in order to keep your mattress in the best shape.
Next, open the baking soda box and add between ten and twenty drops of some essential oil that you find pleasant. Seal the box and turn it upside down for few times in order to mix the essential oil and eliminate large clumps. Sandalwood, lavender and chamomile are some of the essential oils that are known for their relaxing and calming scent.
What is even better is that essential oils have strong antibacterial properties.
Take the baking soda and sprinkle it all over the bed. Sprinkle the whole box. After that, use your fingers to rub the mixture in the mattress.
This is when the cleaning procedure begins. Once you rub the entire content leave it for about one hour (or more).
It is also a nice idea to clean the walls that are bordering your bed and the frame of the bed. In this way you will clean and freshen your mattress and also refresh the entire area. Perform this procedure while you are waiting for the baking soda and essential oil to start working. Once the time is up, use the vacuum cleaner to clean the mattress. Use the vacuum cleaner carefully and slowly and make sure that there is no baking soda left.
Besides refreshing your own bed, this homemade mixture will help you remove any dirt, dust and residue and remove extra moisture at the same time. On the other hand, the vacuuming procedure will guarantee complete elimination of dust mites which will definitely improve the quality of your sleep. Prepare your bed and enjoy!
NOTE: Before you place the bed sheets, check twice and make sure that the mattress is dry.