Two-ingredient mattress freshener 66



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Sure, we clean our sheets, but how often do we clean our mattress? Even if we have a mattress protector, our mattress can be the breeding ground for germs and smells.

But how can you clean your mattress? Not everyone has a steam cleaner and it’s not like you can put it in the wash. Luckily there’s a simply solution that doesn’t require much work!

This mixture helps lift dirt and residue while absorbing moisture. The vacuuming sucks away any lurking dust mites as well.

What you’ll need:

  • 500g bicarb soda
  • Essential oil of your choosing
  • Vacuum cleaner


  1. Before beginning, flip or rotate the bed.
  2. Open the box of bicarb soda and add 10 to 20 drops of your favourite essential oil. Close the box and give it a good shake to distribute the essential oil and break up any large clumps.
  3. Sprinkle the bicarb soda over the bed, using the entire box.
  4. Rub the bicarb soda mixture into the bed for a deep clean.
  5. Let it sit for at least an hour.
  6. After an hour, vacuum the mattress and you’re done!

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  1. I vacuum mine every time I change the sheets & let it air all day, plus wash mattress protector..that’s enough for me.

  2. I vacuum and spray eucalyptus on my mattress every time I change the sheets. That’s every 10 days. I also wash the mattress protector and electric bkanket every three months.

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