If the idea of pounds of sweat and microscopic organisms freaks you out like it does most people, then it’s time to refresh your mattress with this all natural solution!

Next time you take your sheets off to wash them, clean your mattress too, and get ready to fend off the dust mites that like to live in the bedding and fabric of your mattress.

First, place a cup of baking soda in a jar that has a lid and add 15-20 drops of essential oil of your choice. Shake well, then, using a kitchen sifter, sift the mixture all over the top of your mattress. Let sit for at least an hour (the longer the better) and when you’re ready to make your bed, use a vacuum hose attachment and vacuum it all up. Your room will smell amazing and your mattress will be deodorized!

The baking soda is great for removing stale and musty odors, and adding in an essential oil that is purifying and repels dust mites makes this work wonders on your sleeping environment. Peppermint, lavender, lemon and eucalyptus oils, these are each great oils for repelling dust mites. The same system works for your carpets as well, especially great for homes with pets because as well as repelling dust mites, the same applies to fleas.

Happy cleaning and sleeping!


\\ Via Fresh Mommy Blog