Refresh an old mattress

If you want to refresh your mattress, you do not have to buy expensive mattress sprays. With a few simple home remedies, the mattress can be disinfected in a short time and provided with a pleasant smell. Find out how to do it below.

Maintain mattress

Anyone who maintains his mattress regularly not only increases the hygiene in the bed, it also extends the life of the mattress, because a well-maintained mattress lasts longer.
These care measures keep the mattress fresh:

measureMaterial / ToolHow often?effect
Change linen regularlyWashing machineEvery two weeksClean bedding can absorb moisture and dirt better
Ventilate mattressshort every morning, once a month longerMoisture accumulation is prevented
Turn the mattressEvery 2 to 4 monthsMattress is more even, moisture escapes better
Vacuum mattressvacuum cleanerAs often as you wantHair and skin particles are removed
Thoroughly clean the mattressMild detergent, soda, essential oilOnce a yearDirt, mites, bacteria etc. are reduced
Buy mattress cover or coverProtects the mattress from dirt and moisture
Put mattress outside in the sunSunAs often as you wantUV rays bleach out stains and kill mites
Put mattress outside in the frostfrostAs often as you wantFrost kills mites

Refresh mattress

Odors occur when the mattress is not sufficiently ventilated for a long time. Moisture accumulates and provides optimal breeding ground for bacteria and germs. To refresh the mattress, one hour of your time and a simple home remedy: soda. Sodium neutralizes odors, has an antibacterial, fungicidal and basic effect, thus neutralizing acids. Depending on the size of the mattress you will need 300 to 500 grams of soda.
Proceed as follows:

  • Take off the sheets and any mattress covers.
  • Suction your mattress at the lowest level.
  • Sprinkle soda on the mattress generously and distribute the powder with a brush or a hand.
  • Let the soda work for one to 12 hours. The longer, the stronger the effect.
  • Then vacuum or tap the mattress outdoors.
  • Finally, you can dab or spray your mattress with an essential oil. Lavender is particularly suitable for its calming effect.

Tips & Tricks

If the mattress is also dirty or smells more intense, spray the mattress with hot water before applying soda and then wet the natron with a brush.

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