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Mattress Magic: How to Make Your Mattress Look Brand New

If you have little ones in your house I’m sure you’ve faced the mattress stain dilemma. Whether it’s the potty training toddler or the stomach bug rampaging through the house, those stains always seemed to make their way onto our mattresses. With a mix of perplexity and disgust I would stare at them and wonder how to make them disappear. The problem: this was where my children slept. So I was leery of store-bought chemical cleaners and their mystery ingredients seeping into the mattress. But I worry no more! Now that I have discovered this mattress miracle, I can tackle this little problem with three simple, natural, household ingredients.

  • 8 oz. Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 3 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
  • 1 Drop of Dish Detergent

All you need to do is mix these ingredients together and pour them into a spray bottle. Mist the entire mattress. You need to use it right away! Don’t save it for another use–the cleaning properties work best when the ingredients are first mixed.

After 15 minutes the stains on the mattress (along with any odors) have magically vanished! You may need to brush off any baking soda residue. That’s it–a fresh, clean mattress like nothing ever happened!

This has been a guest post by Sandra from Woonsocket, RI
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16 thoughts on “Mattress Magic: How to Make Your Mattress Look Brand New”

  1. mommy says:

    my baby had an accident, and i just googled it and tried it 20 min ago. It works like a magic..thank u for the tip…

  2. Kat says:

    I just have this a go and the mattress smells nice and fresh but the stains are the same. I also had a problem with my spray bottle getting clogged up from the baking soda so I had to keep stopping toix it up. I just applied the solution for a second time to see if that will help with the stains.

  3. Worked like a charm!  Thank You! 

  4. Anonymous says:

    tried it didn’t work :(

  5. Anonymous says:

    This works awesome on set in stains, and as any parent knows, if you have a stomach bug in the house an accident can and will happen while the mattress pad is in the washer!

  6. Anonymous says:

    after reading this i felt really baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad .i have 4 kids older is 7 younger is 2 and my mattresses are super clean and still new because first thing i purched after mattress that is water proof pad either that mattress using young or old.and if ever any accident happen i will not going to keep that mattress thats really nasty guys

    • Not everyone has the money to purchase a new mattress that costs hundreds of dollars every time their children have accidents, so this solution is for those families. Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant and baking soda removes odors, and you’re comfortable using dish detergent to keep dishes clean, right? So why wouldn’t this solution clean your mattress just as well?

      I personally can’t wait to use this solution on my mattress! Such a great idea!

    • Ally Kenyon says:

      I think your comment is a little rude. Emily is very right. There is not very many people that can afford to buy a brand new mattress let alone another $50+ waterproof pad to go with it. For those of us that are still living the REAL life, this seems to be a great solution. Cant wait to try it. Wish I could try it now but I am afraid it wont dry in time and hubby goes to bed in just a couple hours.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Alexther, as they say in Texas, “I’ma fixen to find out” !!! I will try it in the morning, and let you know.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Are you kidding me ? Wow, how easy. I can’t wait to try it in the morning when I change my sheets. Thanks in advance. I’m trying it tomorrow <3

  9. Anonymous says:

    Does it works on stains that have been there for a while?

  10. I have used a very close mixture on cloth furniture.  Works great!!! Touch stains may need a little scrubbing.

  11. Tracy says:

    I’ll have to try that on the used playpen my MIL lent me. Thanks.

  12. this works great! thanks!!