How to Clean Odour & Deodorise Mattress?

How to Clean Odour & Deodorise Mattress?

5 February, 2022   |  

A lot of people underestimate how dirty their mattresses can get. Not only do they harbor dust mites and other allergens, but they can also become a breeding ground for mould and bacteria. 

4 easy ways to clean odour and deodorise your mattress

Vinegar and Baking Soda:

Vinegar has mild antibacterial properties, which help to kill bacteria and eliminate odours. If your mattress is smelly or sweaty, mix half a cup of baking soda in a gallon of hot water and add 2 cups of vinegar. Add the mixture to your mattress, scrub well with a clean brush or cloth, and leave it to air dry. Once your mattress is dry, sprinkle some baking soda on top of the dried spots to keep them smelling fresh.

Hydrogen Peroxide:

Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with 3 parts water, and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Put the mixture on a clean cloth and scrub the mattress, focusing on heavily soiled areas. Then, wipe off the hydrogen peroxide mixed with a damp cloth. Leave to dry, and then vacuum the mattress.


If you're going to clean your mattress with a commercial product, skip this step. But if you're using a homemade cleaning solution, vacuum your mattress to eliminate dirt and grime that contributes to odour.

Baking Soda:

Place a thick layer of baking soda on your mattress, and let it sit for about an hour. Then, vacuum the baking soda. For heavy odours, it is advisable to repeat the process a few times.

Baking soda is one of the easiest ways to clean your mattress. The only downside is that it doesn't have a pleasant smell, but you can always add some scented dryer sheets or essential oils to your baking soda layer to get rid of odour and add a fresh smell.


All in all, if you are looking for a professional and reliable mattress cleaning service in Adelaide, then look no further than the team at Famous Cleaning.

We guarantee that your mattresses will be clean and free of any allergens, dust mites, or other unwanted pests after our treatment. So don’t wait any longer – get in touch with us today to book your appointment! How often do you have your mattresses cleaned? Do you think it’s necessary? Check out How We Steam Clean A Mattress