Have you ever wished you could learn how to remove dirt and odor from your mattress without necessarily wiping it with water and a piece of cloth? Since you can only wipe the mattress it becomes dirty, there are other better methods of doing so without necessarily using water and soap to clean it. With a simple yet effective tip, you can actually freshen your mattress and enjoy the comfort it gives when you sleep on it. How do you make a homemade mattress freshener?

Mattress freshener

Cleaning and removing bad smell on your mattress has been made easier with this simple tip. With a ¼ cup of baking soda and a few drops of essential oil, you can quickly clean and remove bad odor on your mattress and keep it fresh. This is something you can make right at home and use it regularly to keep your mattress fresh and your bedroom looking and smelling nice.

How do you make the mattress freshener?

For a king or queen size mattress, you will ¼ cup of baking soda, essential oil, sink scrub, and a fine sieve or sifter. You will need to mix the ¼ cup of baking soda with at least 3-5 drops of essential oil. Ensure that the two substances mix evenly and then use the fine sieve to disperse the baking powder over the mattress uniformly. You can use lavender essential oil or any other essential oil that has a calming scent. This will ensure that you sleep well every time you go to bed. However, if you want something powerful, you can choose lemon or melaleuca as your preferred essential oil for freshening your mattress.


1. Lightly sprinkle the mixture of baking powder and the essential oil of your choice over the surface of your mattress.
2. Let the mixture sit for at least 30 minutes. This will allow the baking soda to absorb the odor from the mattress and for the essential oil to permeate through the surface of the mattress.
3. Vacuum the mixture from the mattress. Vacuuming is the best way of removing the mixture completely from the surface of the mattress. Wiping is not recommended because you will leave particles of baking soda on the mattress.

Bad smell or dirt left to stick on the mattress can immensely affect the overall ambiance of your bedroom. Not only will it make your bedroom to smell funny but it will kill your desire to sleep and even enjoy a good night sleep.

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