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How to Clean a Mattress With Baking Soda?

Last updated on February 9, 2022

How to Clean a Mattress With Baking Soda?

Cleaning a mattress is no fun. And if you are allergic to dust or happened to sleep on a dirty mattress, then “no fun” would be an understatement.

And once you’re lying down, breathing in freshly cleaned air on your wonderfully clean mattress, the next thing that hits you is the smell of baking soda. A smell that has now also penetrated your pillow and eventually your whole room.

Learn more about how you can clean a mattress with baking soda without leaving a residue. It’s an amazing homemade mattress cleaning recipe!

Plus, it’s even cheaper than professional mattress cleaning services and does the same thing. Anyone can do it and it only needs three ingredients that anyone has at home.

Here we go!

How To Remove Stains From Mattress With Baking Soda

Baking Soda is a natural and easy way to clean your mattress. And it is safe to use. All you need is baking soda and essential oil of your choice.

Take 1 cup of baking soda and add a few drops of essential oil in it. You can take baking soda according to the size of mattress, if you have a big mattress then you will need more baking to spread all over the mattress.

Sprinkle baking soda mixed with essential oil all over your mattress and rub with the help of a clean cloth. Leave it for 1 hour and then use a vacuum cleaner to lift up the baking soda particles. Make sure you properly vacuum clean so there remains no baking soda particles.

Baking Soda will absorb the moisture and help to neutralize the odor. The refreshing smell of essential oil will give a nice scent to your mattress.

You can also make a paste using 1 tbsp of baking soda, half tsp salt and 2 tbsp of water. Apply this paste over the stained area and rub it, leave it half an hour. Wipe the stain and then spray water over that area and clean with cloth.

Why Is It Important to Clean a Mattress?

Mattresses are large items, so even a small amount of liquid or food that spills can leave a big stain on the mattress fabric.

For another thing, mattresses are made of materials that trap dirt and bacteria, increasing the likelihood of stains. Finally, people who suffer from incontinence or who have bed-wetting children in their home are much more likely to face these issues.

Your mattress collects sweat, dead skin cells and germ matter which all become trapped deep down in the mattress.

Dirty mattresses can cause itching and coughing. Germs and bacteria on the dirty mattress can cause infections. So, keep your mattress clean to avoid germs and any kind of allergies.

Cleaning the mattress will help to improve the quality of air in the room, will help you in maintaining a hygiene environment that leads to a healthy lifestyle.


Cleaning your mattress is as important as cleaning your bedsheets. Baking soda is a very good cleaning and stain removing agent you can use to clean your mattress. Also baking soda helps to eliminate the unpleasant odors.

Along with bed sheet cleaning, when you change your bedsheets, dust off your mattress with the help of a clean brush or you can also use vacuum cleaner to remove dust particles from the mattress. Use a good quality mattress protector to increase the lifetime of your mattress.

Maintain your mattress with professional mattress cleaning at least twice a year to prevent bacteria from growing on the mattress.