Everyone knows that a good mattress can accompany your sleep for many years. However, to do so, it must be well maintained. Indeed, it can accumulate dirt and dust every day. Discover our tips for cleaning and disinfecting yours!

The importance of cleaning your mattress

As mentioned above, a lot of dirt and dust accumulates every day. This accumulation makes the mattress susceptible to dust mites and other parasites and can put your health at risk. In fact, dust mites are responsible for the vast majority of dust allergies. In addition, mattresses are at risk of developing bacteria and mold, which, added to the rest, can affect your health. This is why a well-maintained and healthy mattress is beneficial to your health and sleep.

Cleaning frequency

Although the frequency of cleaning a mattress varies, it is recommended to vacuum it about once a month. As for disinfecting, it is recommended to thoroughly disinfect it twice a year. This will have the effect of reducing the population of dust mites present as well as reducing the risks to your health.

The steps of cleaning :

  • Vacuuming

First, vacuum the surface of the mattress. Then, focus on the areas of more and seams. Then use a suitable brush to remove the most persistent dust mites. After all, turn the mattress over and repeat the same steps.

  • Removing stains

There are several products available to remove stains from mattresses. However, if you don’t want to buy one, there is a simple trick: bicarbonate! Indeed, it is possible to sprinkle bicarbonate on the mattress. Then take a sponge moistened with warm water and rub the dirty spots. Then let it dry.

  • Cleaning

Once the stains have been removed, all you have to do is clean. To do this, there are various products for optimal cleaning. However, if you don’t want to buy one, there are various natural recipes you can use.

Natural recipes to clean your mattress:

  • White vinegar: mix 15 cl of white vinegar and 5 drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray your mattress with this mixture and let it dry again.
  • Hydrogen peroxide: Simply mix a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in water and rub the mattress with a damp sponge. Then rinse and let it dry.
  • Bleach: dilute bleach in a little water, soak the mixture on a sponge and rub the mattress firmly. Rinse with a damp sponge and let it dry.
  • 70% alcohol: in a spray bottle, pour 1 cup of alcohol, 3 cups of water and a few drops of essential oils. Spray the mattress and rub it with a damp cloth. Finally, wipe it with a dry cloth to remove the excess and let it dry.

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