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How to Clean Mattress Without Harmful Chemicals?


How to Clean a Mattress

We all know that a clean and healthy home is essential, but sometimes the cleaning task can feel daunting, especially when it comes to mattresses.

Over time, mattresses can become stained and dirty, even with regular covers and sheets. Sleeping on an unclean surface can also lead to some nasty health problems. 

Oxygen Plus – Hydrogen Peroxide is the safe and effective way to clean your mattress. Our sanitising solutions will remove all the nasty stuff – stains, mould, dust mites, and even old urine – without leaving any harmful residue.

How  to clean your mattress using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda?

How often should you clean your mattress?

Although your mattress does not need to be cleaned as frequently as the bedding and sheets, it does require a deep cleaning every six months or so.

Hydrogen peroxide is allowed in organic gardening since it is entirely biodegradable into oxygen and water. It will not leave any toxic residue on your mattress, as other mattress cleaning solutions might. It’s safe to use for people suffering from allergies, children, or pets. It’s also effective against mould and mildew, as well as odour removal of your pet’s bedding.

Let’s look at some simple and effective mattress cleaning methods that don’t include harmful chemicals.

How to freshen up your mattress?

If you place a high value on hygiene, consider vacuuming the mattress after changing the bed linens and mist it with Oxygen Plus – Hydrogen Peroxide to eliminate any potential germs, sweat stains, dust mites, and other contaminants. The Mister 360 Reusable Spray bottle makes it simple to cover your mattress, cushions, and duvet with a fine mist that dries in minutes.

TIP: Sunlight and Hydrogen Peroxide are the perfect combinations to eliminate germs, mould, and fungus and give them a fresh scent. Wait for 5-10 minutes after misting your bedding before handing it into the sunlight.


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I am very pleased with the result after I use this to clean the mattress. It removes the stains.
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I originally purchased it to maintain the health and colour of our mattresses and with 1 spray there was a huge difference instantly! So I continued to use it in our laundry and upholstery around the home and have some other ideas I can use it. It has no strong potent smell which makes it better. Will purchase more when I’ve finished with bottle 🙂
Kayla Y.

During the COVID pandemic, hospitals used hydrogen peroxide to decrease viral spread. As a result, you can use Oxygen Plus Hydrogen Peroxide as your all-around home cleaning solution to reduce the viral load in your home and create a healthier environment for yourself and your family.

How to deep clean a mattress?

1. Strip and wash the bed linens and bedding

It’s a must to remove and wash your linens, duvets, and pillows before deep cleaning to get rid of dust mites and bed bugs.

Don’t forget your PILLOWS! Sweat, sebum, oils, saliva, and dust mites build up on pillows.

Add a cup of hydrogen peroxide to the washer to sanitise and destroy harmful germs while washing your linens and bedding. Spray Oxygen Plus Hydrogen Peroxide 3% on any stains before beginning the wash cycle for 5-10 minutes.

NOTE: Always read the label and check for washing instructions before cleaning pillows, as some are “dry clean only.”

2. Vacuum the entire mattress

Vacuum your mattress on all sides. Keep an eye out for seams and overlapping fabric. These are hard-to-reach locations where dust mites and bed bugs may hide.

3. Clean bed frame and headboard

This is a great moment to give your entire bedframe, including any upholstery or headboard, a clean with Oxygen Plus – Hydrogen Peroxide. Add a few drops of Bright Clean essential oils to add a lovely scent to your bedroom! Bergamot, Geranium and Lemongrass oils also have antimicrobial properties and bring an overall sense of balance and emotional calm. 

4. Spot clean any stains on your mattress

Blood, sweat, and urine are the most prevalent stains on mattresses, and hydrogen peroxide is the best solution due to its strong anti-staining properties.

To remove light stains, fill a Mister 360 – Reusable Spray Bottle with 3% hydrogen peroxide and spray stains in a circular motion until wet. After spraying, allow 5-10 minutes for the solution to work before blotting away any excess moisture with a clean towel.

For heavy stains, rub some baking soda on the stain, soak with 3% hydrogen peroxide, and wait 10-15 minutes. Leave the mixture overnight for very old stains to let it dry.

Mattress Stain Removal

5. Sanitise the entire mattress

Place a light dusting of baking soda on the whole mattress. Use a soft brush to massage baking soda into the mattress. Following the baking soda, mist all sides of the mattress with Oxygen Plus – Hydrogen Peroxide. Allow it to dry for 30 minutes or overnight if you’re attempting to lighten up an old mattress. The baking soda and hydrogen peroxide work together to eliminate dust mites and bed bugs while absorbing moisture and odours.

6. Vaccum the mattress again

Once the baking soda and Hydrogen Peroxide has sat long enough to do their thing, it’s time to clean up and vacuum the entire mattress on all sides.

TIP: Flip or rotate the mattress.
If you want to keep your mattress for a long time, you should flip and rotate your mattress every three months.


How to remove urine stains from a mattress? 

Sprinkle baking soda over the stain and soak it in 3% hydrogen peroxide for stubborn stains. Wait for 5-10 minutes for the solution to work before blotting any extra moisture away with a clean towel. Vacuum the mattress to remove the remaining baking soda after it has finished drying.

How to clean a mattress with baking soda? 

Dust baking soda over the entire mattress and work in with a soft brush. The baking soda will aid in the removal of moisture and odours. Use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to remove tough stains or restore your mattress.

How to get rid of dust mites in a mattress? 

Vacuum the mattress on all sides, paying particular attention to seams and fabric overlap. Use a combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to fog the mattress. Allow it to dry for 30 minutes (or overnight), then vacuum again.

How often should I clean my mattress? 

It’s important to deep clean your mattress every 3-6 months to eliminate dust mites, bed bugs, sweat, and stains. Pillows should be washed more frequently, about every 2-3 months.

Washing bed linens, duvets, and pillow covers on a regular basis helps keep your mattress clean and free of dust, perspiration, and other substances.

Why is it important to clean your mattress?

Cleaning your mattress regularly helps to:

  • Prevent dust mites and bed bugs
  • Remove sweat, oils, and other bodily fluids
  • Absorb moisture and odours
  • Keep your mattress looking and smelling fresh
  • Improve your quality of sleep
  • Avoid health problems
  • Expand the lifetime of your mattress

Can I use a steamer to clean my mattress? 

Yes, you can use a steamer to clean your mattress. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to do this. You don’t want to damage your mattress by using too much heat or steam. You may add a 10:1 ratio of Water and Hydrogen Peroxide to your steam cleaner for additional anti-viral, antibacterial, and antifungal efficacy.

Can I use vinegar to clean my mattress?

Yes, you can use vinegar to clean your mattress. However, it would help if you only used distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Do not use any other kind of vinegar, as it may damage your mattress.

To clean your mattress with vinegar:

  • Add water with vinegar 1:1 ratio in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the mixture onto the stain and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Blot the stain with a clean cloth. You might need to try a few times to get rid of the stain.

Hydrogen Peroxide, on the other side, has additional anti-viral, antibacterial, and antifungal efficacy.

When should I replace my mattress?

On average, mattresses should be replaced every 7-10 years. However, if you notice any sagging or lumpiness, it’s probably time for a new one.

So there you have it. Hydrogen Peroxide and baking soda make the best non-toxic mattress cleaner and will be your best friend when it comes to keeping your bed clean and healthy for a good night’s sleep.

But don’t overlook Oxygen Plus – Hydrogen Peroxide’s other excellent uses, making it a must-have in every household!

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