How to clean the mattress in your home with natural products.

Every day we spend a lot of time on our mattress, almost a third of the day, so keeping it clean and fresh is important for our well-being. So let’s see how to clean the mattress to improve the hygiene and cleanliness of the house.

The mattress can be cleaned with simple and natural remedies that prevent the formation of mites while respecting fabrics.

There are also special products on the market that can be used by those who wish to obtain a shock action on fabrics and fibres.

Cleaning the mattress: advice to follow

Hygiene and cleanliness of the mattress are, in fact, fundamental, for people and the environment . So let’s see some simple and useful methods to clean your mattress.

The vacuum cleaner

The vacuum cleaner is a weapon in the fight against dust mites, so before you start the actual cleaning of the surface, the ideal is always to clean the mattress by vacuuming it, possibly using a steam vacuum cleaner.

This action eliminates dust mites surface and allows the products to act in depth.

Bicarbonate of soda

It is acts as a sanitizing and whitening product, ideal for use on old and yellowed mattresses. The product can be applied dry and left to work, or dissolved in warm water and sprayed on with the appropriate tool. The mattress must be allowed to air dry completely, so that all dust mites die and the fibers revitalize quickly.

Vinegar and lemon

Warm vinegar dissolved in water and mixed with lemon is an excellent treatment for the mattress. Just prepare it, put it in a spray bottle and use it to treat the mattress, emphasizing stains. Everything can then be left to dry carefully in the fresh air.


Disinfects, sanitizes and helps remove weather stains. With the steamer, it is therefore ideal to carefully wipe the surface of the mattress, insisting on the most hostile stains. Finally, you can spray the surface with a mixture of hot water and tea tree oil, an antibacterial essential oil, which deeply disinfects and perfumes the mattress, then let the surface dry in the fresh air.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Unfortunately, there are very stubborn stains that have a hard time disappearing with natural remedies. Hydrogen peroxide is a strong product, so simply dissolve the stain with steam, then apply hydrogen peroxide and blot with a microfiber cloth. Tip: also discover the special steam mops with models and prices.

Once finished, steam the entire surface again and, even in this case, it can be good to run a jet of hot water with a few drops of tea tree oil, taking care to let the mattress air dry completely.

How to clean stains on mattresses

Even if you try hard to keep your mattress clean, it may still get stained from time to time.

Who doesn’t like to drink coffee in bed? This gentle practice can inadvertently stain the mattress, just like eating or drinking in bed. But stains on the mattress can also have another origin, such as sweat, urine, or humidity

In any case, it is important to remove them quickly, so check the mattress whenever you think a stain has formed or whenever you change the sheets. Then let’s see how to proceed.

What we need

Let’s take hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, hot water and a spray bottle, then baking soda and Marseille soap. We keep the hair dryer and iron handy.

Coffee stains

The guide to cleaning stains on mattresses asks us to get some glycerin if we have accidentally stained the mattress with coffee, because this stain is quite stubborn.

In this case, we proceed by moistening a soft cloth with glycerin (which can be bought in pharmacies) and wiping it gently on the surface to be treated.

We then leave to act for a few minutes and the mixture is removed with a damp cloth soaked in neutral detergent.

The stain should disappear but, if it is stubborn or old, it may need to be wiped off at again with glycerine to eliminate it completely. Once this is done, we dry the area thoroughly with a hair dryer.

Urine stains

If the stains on the mattress are urine, we try to act quickly.

Place the mattress in a well-ventilated place and rub it with a cloth soaked in a solution of water and melted Marseille soap.

Marseille soap is an excellent detergent which, at the same time, disinfects and perfumes the mattress.

If the stains are old, you can use a cloth soaked in vinegar and water, also with drops of lemon juice.

Leave on for a few hours, then wipe with a damp cloth. Allow the mattress to dry completely, using a hair dryer or an iron.

Here is our special on how to remove pee stains from a mattress.

Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given can not replace the opinion of a health professional.

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