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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Small Change - Freshen Up Your Mattress



Small changes can make big differences to how welcoming your home is. You and your family spend plenty of time there, so making a few small habits can go a long way to bless you all.

Today's small change - Freshening up your mattresses.

Did you know the average mattress contains between 10,000 and 10,000,000 dust mites? Gross. vacuum slowly and regularly my friends. That's something I learned pre-GAPS when my kids both struggled a lot with asthma - thankfully it's not too much of a problem anymore.

To make your bed smell really fresh and great though, you need some mattress deodorant, and lucky for you I know how to make it ;-)
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Take 2 cups of baking soda (one for a single bed) and put it in a jar with a well fitting lid. Add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil, replace the lid and shake, shake, shake. You should try to choose something calming like lavender or chamomile that will aid sleep. I love citrus oils, but they aren't suitable for this job.

Sprinkle all over the mattress and leave it for an hour or so to soak up all that dirt, moisture and odour. Now grab your vaccuum with the upholstery attachment on and run it slowly along the mattress. Slowly is important to draw up as much dust and debris from inside the mattress as possible.

Now put on some fresh bed linen and enjoy that lovely clean bed!

1 comments:

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