Written by Tenley Haraldson.

Mattresses see a lot in their lifetimes. And even though you regularly wash your bedding and sheets, elements like sweat, dead skin cells, and stains can really pile up (and don’t get us started on dust mites).

Since we spend ⅓ of our lives in bed, it’s important to learn how to deep clean your mattress to maintain its hygiene. Discover how Puracy has developed a natural mattress cleaner to make the process even easier!

How to Clean Mattress Stains

No matter what causes mattress stains, no one wants to clean them. By investing in a high-quality, waterproof mattress protector, you’ll prevent stains and messes from occurring in the first place. 

If you didn’t have a mattress protector, you might be dealing with a variety of stains, from wine to coffee to urine, blood, or sweat. Since you’re working with your sleeping surface, we recommend exercising caution when you choose products to clean mattresses as they may contain potentially harmful chemicals.

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Our Natural Stain Remover is able to tackle hundreds of tough stains, thanks to its six plant enzymes. These enzymes break down stain particles by speeding up natural chemical reactions.

1. Remove Any Excess

Treating a recent spill? If it’s thick enough, lift excess away using a spoon or spatula. Don’t apply any pressure or you’ll push the excess into your mattress (which makes it harder to clean). 

2. Blot the Stain

Using a clean, dry microfiber cloth, blot fresh stains until your cloth no longer picks up the stain color from your mattress. If your stain is sticky or dark, use a slightly damp cloth before blotting.

3. Spray & Set

Following the directions on the bottle, apply the Stain Remover and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. However, the longer you leave it, the better it will work. So if you’re dealing with a particularly tough mark – and have another bed to sleep on – leave the solution on your mattress overnight. 

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4. Use a Carpet Cleaner

We don’t recommend rinsing your mattress with water. We recommend using a carpet cleaner on a mattress to remove our Stain Remover (and the stain). Be sure to follow all manufacturer instructions carefully.

5. Let It Dry

Using a clean, dry microfiber cloth, remove any excess moisture by blotting the surface of your mattress. Leave your mattress uncovered for several hours before making your bed.

How to Deep Clean a Mattress

Water and mattresses don’t mix. If you’re looking to clean your mattress naturally, use the following steps:

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1. Vacuum

Using your vacuum's handheld attachment, pick up any loose dust, hair, and debris on your mattress.

2. Use a Steam Cleaner

Can you shampoo a mattress with a carpet shampooer? Try a steam cleaner instead. Not only do these appliances use a minimal amount of water, but they’re also incredibly effective at killing dust mites without any cleaning products.

Most steam cleaners have a special triangle attachment. Attach a microfiber towel so the steam gently lifts everything into the towel. This method is so effective at removing dirt and messes that you can clean your entire mattress with it – maybe even without pretreating stains.

3. Thoroughly Dry Your Mattress

It’s incredibly important to ensure that your mattress is 100% dry before sleeping on it. If the weather is pleasant, opening the windows can help to speed up the process.

Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Mattress

A good mattress is a major investment – make it last as long as possible!

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Because we spend ⅓ of our lives in bed, there are some simple, eco-friendly tips to make the most of your mattress life.

Regular Maintenance

The regular removal of dust mites, dead skin cells, and other grime is important to maintain the quality and cleanliness of your mattress. Wash your bedding every week and your mattress protector every 1-2 months.

Rotate Your Mattress

When the mattress protector is in the washing machine, rotate the mattress (180º) and suck up any debris with a handheld vacuum attachment.

Invest in Quality Bedding

Sweat can cause major stains on mattresses, so it’s important to choose breathable bedding. Consider the moisture-wicking capabilities of eco-bamboo sheets.

Clean & Replace Pillows

We often forget about pillow maintenance, but they absorb a substantial amount of dust, grime, and oil, increasing your chances of allergy and dermatological issues. Many experts recommend replacing pillows every two years, though pillow protectors can extend their lifespan.

Using a Natural Laundry Detergent, try to wash:
  • Pillow cases each week.
  • Pillow protectors every 3-4 weeks. 
  • Pillows every 3 months. Down-alternative pillows can be thrown in the washing machine but down feather pillows should be dry cleaned.

Keep Your Home Clean with Puracy Natural Products

At Puracy, we’re firm believers that plant-based cleaning products (like our Stain Remover) can be even more effective than potentially harmful chemical cleaners. We all deserve a healthy, happy home – and that starts with a clean bedroom.