To make our bed presentable, we regularly strip the bed sheets off and replace them to make sure the covers are crisp and pleasant as soon as we hit the bed at night.
Same thing on how we habitually scrub our bathroom, sanitize our counters or even vacuum the carpets/floor. But how about the bed mattress underneath?
Often, we fail to notice that mattresses are part of our furniture that needs a routine cleaning, yet most of us seem to satisfy by simply putting up the bed sheet over the mattress.
It is easy to overlook something that is not in our sights, but this is a bad oversight that will significantly shorten its lifespan.
We devote roughly a third of our lives sleeping in our bed and are utterly oblivious that we might share the bed with dust mites.
These unwelcome critters feed on organic detritus such as flakes shed from human skin and flourish in the stable environment of dwellings like bedding, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture and other fabric-covered items.
House dust mites are the common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms so replacing and washing your bed sheets weekly is the recommended way to control dust mites.
Why Baking Soda?
Baking soda is the best defenses against moldy and stale odors, aside from extracting moisture and dirt, it also deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.
The Lavender oil helps calm stress and anxiety and promotes sleep….plus the smell is delightful.
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oil (either lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus)
① Put the baking soda in a container and add your favorite essential oil. Shake well to evenly distribute the oil.
② Pour the baking soda in a sifter and sift across the mattress and leave the mixtur on the mattress for an hour or more.
③ Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda residue & to pull out as much debris from within the mattress as possible.