Here’s How To Deep-Clean And Freshen Your Mattress Without Using Bleach!

Although most people clean their bed sheets every week, it’s rare for people to think about cleaning their bed mattress even just once a month. A lot of mattress-cleaning options available on the market contain harsh chemicals and bleach, which release toxic fumes.

Given that you spend a third of your life sleeping, these toxins can actually build-up in your body over time and cause respiratory or inflammatory conditions. Luckily, hydrogen peroxide works just as well as bleach in disinfecting your mattress and eliminating stains.

Although concentrations of 35% hydrogen peroxide and higher can have terrible health effect, 3% is safe to use.

How To Clean Your Mattress

You’ll need:

  • Rubber gloves
  • 250 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 3 tbs. of baking soda
  • A drop of liquid soap or a detergent
  • A stainless take bowl
  • A 300ml spray bottle (or bigger).


  1. Using gloves, mix the hydrogen and the baking soda in a bowl.
  2. As soon as the baking soda is fully dissolved, add 1 or 2 drops of liquid soap or detergent and mix once again.
  3. Put the liquid into an empty spray bottle. Use immediately.


  • Shake the bottle and spray directly onto any stains or discolorations.
  • Let the foam work its magic and leave it to air dry. You can accelerate this procedure by using a small fan. Make sure to let your mattress dry totally to avoid any mold or mildew invasion.
  • When dry, vacuum your mattress to clean any baking soda residue.

For stubborn stains, make a paste of ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1 tbsp. each of liquid dish soap and salt. Rub it into the stain and let it dry. Vacuum the residue and dab at any remaining stain with a white rag dipped into hydrogen peroxide, twisting the rag as you lift it off the stain.

You need to clean your mattress every 4 months. You can also vacuum it to get rid of allergens and dust every time you wash your sheets. To protect your mattress from future stains, consider purchasing a waterproof washable mattress cover.