Simply because we’re human, we expose our mattresses to a lot of, well, gross things. From sweat, hair, and drool to pet dander, allergens, and dust mites, your mattress is probably ripe for a cleaning.
Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to clean your mattress as it is to clean your sheets. Still, you should be cleaning your mattress every six months at a minimum (and immediately if there’s a stain or spill).
To keep your mattress cleaner and in the best condition year-round, a good mattress protector can help to prevent fluids from seeping through. But in addition to an organic mattress protector or pad, you’ll want to make sure you know how to properly clean your mattress when the time comes.
Let’s explore how to clean your organic mattress using several different methods.
Vacuum your mattress
You probably vacuum a little more often than every six months. When you’re cleaning this weekend and vacuuming the house, suck up those dust mites on your mattress too! By quickly removing your bedding and vacuuming your mattress once a month or so, you will greatly reduce the number of dust mites and allergens living in your bed. While this method won’t get rid of stains, it’s an efficient way to remove pet hair, dandruff, food, and most dirt.
Sprinkle baking soda
Baking soda is a great deodorizer, even for your mattress. It may seem strange at first, but sprinkling baking soda over the entirety of your mattress is an effective cleaning method. Wait about an hour so the baking soda can absorb excess odors, moisture, and liquids. Simply vacuum up the baking soda you’ve used, and your mattress will be refreshed and pleasantly deodorized.
Get rid of any stains
If baking soda won’t work on those pesky stains, you can try to remove them with a variety of additional cleaning methods. Choosing a non-toxic cleaner or stain remover is important, especially one that is free from VOCs. You can also try mixing together natural ingredients to make your own cleaning solution, such as lemon juice, baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils. Hydrogen peroxide can also be useful in counteracting sweat or blood stains.
When cleaning your Naturepedic mattress, all adult mattresses and luxury toppers are spot-clean only. Our fully customizable EOS line of adult mattresses can be fully unzipped for individual layer cleaning. Learn more about our organic EOS mattresses and why they’re simple and easy to clean here.