One of the critical things you need to do when buying a natural rubber latex mattress is to make sure that you can keep them clean. This will not only ensure that your bed remains fresh and inviting but will also extend the life of the mattress considerably. However, when cleaning a natural latex mattress, it is essential to make sure that you never use harsh chemicals.
Always clean your mattress by making use of natural ingredients such as cold water, baking soda, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, and washing up liquid or washing detergent. Cleaning a natural latex mattress is not complicated, and even the messiest mishaps can be quickly and easily cleaned using common household ingredients.
Mattress cleaning overview
While water is not damaging to natural latex, but using strong solvents is never recommended.
Before you clean your mattress, you must always try to soak up any residual liquid with a light-colored sponge or white rag. You can do this by blotting the affected area rather than rubbing it. You will also need to rotate your rag as the stains or dirt lifts. Mild detergents or isopropyl alcohol will also work well, accompanied by small amounts of cold water.
Before you set about cleaning the mess, make sure that you have left any residual dampness to completely air dry. The most efficient way to do this is by allowing the mattress to air dry outside. Your natural latex mattress is completely covered and will not be subjected to direct light exposure. If you cannot place the bed outside, use a hairdryer on a cool heat setting to dry the affected area.
You can easily clean and deodorise your mattress or merely freshen it up by stripping the bedding off the bed and spreading a layer of baking soda over the entire area. Leave the baking soda on the mattress for approximately 30minutes. The baking soda will soon draw out any dirt and moisture. You can then simply vacuum up the residue. You can further freshen up your mattress by shaking a few drops of your favourite essential oil into the baking soda before you scatter it on.
Removing tough stains naturally
Tough stains such as urine, dirt, and bloodstains can be challenging to remove. Simply use the following concoction to remove these stains from your natural latex mattress.
– 1-2 parts hydrogen peroxide
– 1 part washing up liquid
– 1 part table salt or baking soda (optional)
To get rid of dirt and lighter stains, jwork a small amount of the solution into the material of the mattress and allow it to air dry. Then blot the area dry with a clean white rag and wipe off any residue.
It is recommended that you ideally clean your mattress with a light vacuum every week. Additionally, you can deep clean the mattress every month. Doing this will ensure that your mattress stays as fresh and clean as the day you first brought it home and lasts you for many years to come.