Disinfecting the mattress at home in a natural way, without risks, which is also something effective, is possible. And you will not need many products to get it, since most of them are available to you many times in your kitchen cupboard.

How to disinfect the bed mattress

Do you want to buy a new mattress because the one you currently have has mites , dust and suffers from bad odors that are difficult to eliminate? You can save money and time by using this methodology to disinfect mattresses that very few people know about. It is very simple and super cheap. You only need three things that you can have very accessible in your home: Baking soda, essential oil, a sieve and a manual vacuum cleaner.

Baking soda to disinfect the mattress

The sodium bicarbonate helps remove moisture and deep dirt. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean, however, just make sure that if you have tile, hardwood, or laminate floors, you have something ready to clean or sweep, because you are going to have dust lying on the floor after all the process.

Disinfect the mattress with essential oil

The essential oil is required, as this will give your mattress the aroma you extrañabas. Try to use essential oils that are both disinfectant, such as thyme, rosemary , eucalyptus and lavender, but you can also use others that do not precisely have disinfectant properties, such as cinnamon, chamomile, jasmine, etc. That is your choice.

Disinfect the mattress this way and you will see excellent results. You can do it once a month, or as you consider necessary according to the use you give it. Remember that there is always an inexpensive practical solution for everything that will save you time, money and effort.

You need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 4 drops of essential oil
  • 1 medium sieve
  • Manual vacuum cleaner


  1. Combine these two ingredients in a covered container and shake.
  2. Next, sift through a strainer or sieve over the entire mattress area.
  3. Let it rest on the mattress for about an hour.
  4. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the bicarbonate.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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