What to use to clean a mattressFor the most part, it’ll be your sheets or mattress cover that takes the fall for any stains, dust or natural build up in your bed. So if you don’t already have one, we’d always recommend giving your mattress an extra layer of hygiene and cleanliness with a mattress protector. This will help to shield it from any unexpected blemishes and is super easy to clean by simply machine washing.
When thinking about natural ways to clean a mattress, you’ll want to do away with any mattress cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals. Instead, try mixing together some baking soda, white vinegar and warm water and dabbing any marks or stains with a cloth. This will help to lift the stain without risking the quality of your mattress or bedding. If the vinegar smell doesn’t fade away after an hour or so, try applying a few drops of natural lemon, lavender or tea tree oil to keep it fragrant and fresh.
Which mattress cleaning products should you use?If you want to keep your sleep environment feeling, looking and smelling as natural as possible, we’d always advise steering clear of any generic mattress cleaning products. As the majority of them contain bleaches or peroxides, you’ll likely be compromising the quality of your mattress, especially if you’ve chosen a natural-filled mattress made from fibers like wool.
The benefits of a mattress made from wool means that you’ll be sleeping on something that’s hypoallergenic, chemical-free and generally more hygienic – so it’ll take a lot less work to maintain it!
Wool mattresses: how to keep them cleanTaking care of your wool mattress is key to maintaining a happy, healthy sleep – but it’ll also give your mattress a longer life. As the wool used in our mattresses is already sustainable, a well-cared for mattress means you won’t need to replace it for many, many years. A wool mattress is an investment, so you want it to last for as long as possible. And when you’ve invested in top quality bedding, you’ll want to keep it clean, pristine and as soft as it was when you first slept on it. Luckily, washing your mattress is made easy with Woolroom. From the first touch, wool mattresses can be distinguished from any synthetic alternatives. And you can really notice the difference when you wash it, too. But one of the best things about wool is that it’s naturally hygienic, so it already stays cleaner for longer. That means you won’t need to worry about washing it that often. But how do you clean a mattress made of wool? And are there natural ways to clean a mattress filled with wool fibers?
When you first order your wool mattress, you may find that it has a natural woolly smell when it’s fresh out of the bag – but this should disappear within a few days. After that, you might want to air your mattress every couple of weeks to make sure it’s effectively desorbing and releasing any moisture.
Spotted a few loose crumbs from eating breakfast in bed? Or found some animal hair after having a cuddle with the dog? Our best advice here is to use a soft brush to get rid of them, as opposed to reaching straight for the vacuum. The softer you brush it, the less the wool filling will be disturbed. For any stains that appear, they need to be treated immediately – as with any mattress. The best tip for this is to dry it out with a towel, spot clean it with some laundry detergent and a moist cloth, and then let it air out for a few hours.
Essentially, you shouldn’t ever have to fully wash or clean your Woolroom mattress unless a sneaky stain crops up, but to keep it in tip top condition, we advise flipping it every season. And for the first three weeks, you might want to rotate it weekly so that the wool filling is evenly distributed inside.
Now that you’re clued up on how to clean a mattress, why not invest in one that really makes a difference to your sleep? If sleeping on a comfy, cozy bed of soft wool sounds like a dream, take a look at our wool mattresses collection. They’re organic, sustainable and traceable – giving you the ultimate healthy sleep.