When the temperature rises and we sweat profusely while we sleep, it is not only clothes and sheets that get soaked in sweat: our bodily fluids are also found on the mattress, often even if it was protected by a cover. mattress, especially if it was not waterproof.
In addition to being unsightly, sweat stains must therefore be treated to disappear: there are several domestic methods to achieve this, in order to refresh and sanitize the mattresses on which we sleep each night.
The first thing to do is to resort to the famous baking soda remedy: after vacuuming the entire surface to remove all forms of dirt, hair, dead skin and the like, sprinkle the mattress with a light layer of baking soda, using more on sweat stains.
Use a brush to distribute the powder on the surface so that it can act: leave it as it is for a few hours. This is a remedy that should be used periodically to combat mites.
Once this step is completed, you can proceed to wash the various stains: you will have to pour half a liter of water into a spray bottle, then add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 20 drops of an essential oil of your choice. (we especially recommend lavender, which helps to relax, or tea tree, which has antibacterial properties). Shake well and sprinkle the mixture on a microfiber cloth to dampen it, then rub it on the stains. If you wish, you can also dissolve a tablespoon of Marseille soap in this System D detergent, making sure to never soak the surface. Never use harsh substances such as bleach or ammonia, especially on memory foam mattresses.
You can also use 50ml of vinegar diluted in 150ml of water, and if you want you can add a few drops of essential oil.
Leave the mattress in the open air, and if it is classic, you can also leave it in the sun so that it dries better.