How to clean a memory foam mattress

Cleaning your mattress is very important when it comes to increasing its lifetime and making your bed a more comfortable place to sleep. Your bed is where you spend 1/3 of your days, (if you’re sleeping 8 hours a night), so why wouldn’t you want it to be well kept? A mattress cover or bed sheet does not do the best job in keeping a mattress tidy, as certain odors, sweat and other fluids can seep through them. Here are our suggestions for regular cleanings, removing stains, and removing odors from your mattress…

How to Vacuum

The simplest and most basic way to keep your mattress clean is by vacuuming it. Use a handheld or regular vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment for the best cleaning results. Because it is not unusual for dirt, hair and other particles to build up on your mattress, make sure you vacuum both sides thoroughly.

how to vacuum a memory foam mattress

How to Remove Stains

When trying to remove stains from your memory foam mattress, it is important to use the spot cleaning method. Because memory foam mattresses are less likely to harbor bacteria and other allergens than regular innerspring mattresses, cleaning the entire mattress is not entirely necessary. If you find some stains that you would like to take care of, here is what to do:

First method: Wet a small towel with warm water and dampen the dirty area of your mattress. Then use a solution of water and dish soap to start removing the stain, Use a towel or a spray bottle with the solution, and apply it to the mark on the bed. Then rub the solution in a circular motion in order to lift the stain. Rinse your towel out and place it over the spot to remove any soapy residue.

Second method: If soap does not do the trick for you, try using vinegar and baking soda. Put white vinegar in a spray bottle and apply it to the appropriate areas. Let the white vinegar soak for approximately five minutes. Then add a thin layer of baking soda to the stained area, let it fizz up, remove any leftover moisture with a towel, and vacuum away the rest of the residue.

How to clean a memory foam mattress

How to Remove Odor

Scents such as urine, vomit and cigarette smoke have the ability to linger in a memory foam mattress. Making sure that your bed has a pleasant, inviting aroma is key to getting a better night’s rest. Here are the ways to get rid of any uninviting scents:

First method: Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda over one side of the mattress and let that sink in overnight. The next day, vacuum the baking soda side, flip the mattress, and repeat on the opposite side of the mattress. This process should take 2 days to fully lift any odors.

Second method: A more natural approach to lifting the scents from your mattress is by creating a solution of half water and half distilled white vinegar. Use a spray bottle and apply the solution to both sides of the mattress. Let it air dry or use a blow dryer, without burning the mattress, in order to remove any dampness. The smell of vinegar will fade in a few days, and will take away any bad odors.

There are many other tricks and methods that people have used to clean their memory foam mattress. If you have found a method that you think works best, feel free to share it with our readers below!

diffuser or a humidifier

Essential oils are the best natural scents that are useful in treating mild to moderate illnesses bodily issues nervous problems, as well as to improve general health and wellness for a person. But due to the fact that every bodily issue requires a certain amount of these natural oils and not all of the health problems can be solved using the same amount of essential oils.

diffuser or a humidifier

In order to fulfill the various needs and to cure various issues through essential oils, diffuser come to provide a wide range of options to give you the exact amount and form of essential oils, Diffusers come as an ultrasonic diffuser, humidifiers and also nebulizers. Among these the nebulizers are much different from the humidifier and the ultrasonic diffusers while diffusers and humidifiers are a much closer version of each other that are used for diffusing EO’s around you. The difference is that in a humidifier the diffusion occurs when the EO’s are used in combination with water and the diffuser makes a coll mist in the room or the place and also increases the humidity or moisture level in the air. While in an ultrasonic diffuser only the oil gets diffused in the oil without increasing the moisture in the air.

Now people often get mixed up with these two versions and they don’t know what they should have.

The best thing is that you should buy an essential oil diffuser and humidifier in combination, in a single diffuser that is easily available. If you have a combination of both, you will be able to use any of the features according to your needs:

When to use a humidifier instead of a diffuser?

  • If you need an increased moisture in the air
  • If you need to cover a large space
  • If you need to treat some external bodily issues like skin allergies
  • If the air around you is very hot and dry

When to use a diffuser instead of a humidifier?

  • If you need a mild scent around your room
  • In case the diffuser has to be placed in a small room
  • If you don’t need to increase the moisture and only need to have a soft fragrance

These are some of the most common conditions when you may switch between both of the functions of an aromatherapy diffuser. And if you have a diffuser that has both features, then you will not have to worry about buying separate ones for different purposes.