DIY Mattress Deodorizer

How to deodorize a mattress using baking soda

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While it's common knowledge that it's helpful to flip a mattress every six months to keep its shape, did you know that you should often deodorize your mattress to keep it odor-free? In this DIY you'll learn how to clean and deodorize a mattress using baking soda and essential oils. It'll help absorb odors in your mattress, leaving it clean and fresh smelling.

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Things You'll Need

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1. Measure baking soda

Add one cup of baking soda, a natural odor absorber, to an empty shaker or container.

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2. Add essential oil

Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to the baking soda. This step is optional, but it will leave your mattress with a nice faint scent and help with relaxation.

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3. Shake ingredients

Replace the lid on your container and shake well.

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Tip

If you are using a mason jar, you can add holes to the top of your lid using a hammer and nail to make your own shaker.

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How to Use Your DIY Deodorizer on Your Mattress

Sprinkle a generous amount of the mixture onto your mattress and leave for 15 to 30 minutes. Then, using a hand held vacuum or your vacuum cleaner's attachments, carefully remove the entire baking soda mixture from the bed.

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