Baking soda is a household item that is great for a number of things.
It can be used to make toothpaste, freshen your mouth, or as a facial scrub and body exfoliant (1). There’s no question, it’s very multipurpose, and any household would be hard pressed to go without it.
But did you know it’s also great for cleaning your mattress? After all, we sleep on our mattress every night, and simple usage could lead to a build up of bacteria and germs that we would rather go without. We want where we sleep every night to be a safe haven where we can go and relax without worry so cleaning it regularly is a good idea.
But why should you trust baking soda to clean your mattress? In a study where the antibacterial activity of baking soda was assessed, it demonstrated significant ability to fight against Streptococcus mutans and killed substantial amounts of bacteria suspensions (2).
All you need to clean your bed is a sixteen-ounce box of baking soda, some essential oils to add a great smell, and a vacuum cleaner. Start by flipping or rotating the bed, which is smart to do on a regular basis anyways, to prevent sagging.
Toss your bedding in the wash and fluff duvets or feather beds in the dryer. Open the box of baking soda and add ten to twenty 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. Essential oils will add a nice smell to your mattress, lavender is a good choice.
Getting the job done
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