How To Effectively Remove Mattress Stains – Especially If You Have Young Kids!


Parenting comes along with endless perks. But it also comes along with some dirty jobs, and one of those jobs is dealing with urine-stained mattresses. Thankfully, Katelyn Fagan, a mom of four, figured out a “secret formula” for safely and effectively removing mattress stains and smells.

Katelyn explained that although her one daughter had been potty trained for over a year, she was still wetting the bed frequently at night. Although there was a mattress protector on the bed, it didn’t seem to be working, and her daughter’s mattress had become filled with old, musty-smelling pee stains. Fortunately, she discovered a solution to effectively get rid of them.

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To remove urine stains from a mattress, you will need:

Empty Spray Bottle

Hydrogen peroxide

Baking soda

Liquid dish soap

Lavender essential oil (optional)

Handheld vacuum

Check out what the mattress looked like before Katelyn used the “secret formula” on it.

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In the spray bottle, combine 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, 3 tablespoons of baking soda, and a drop of liquid dish soap. You can also add in a drop of lavender essential oil if you wish.

Next, give the bottle a little swirl. Spray the solution all over your mattress, specifically focusing on any areas where there are stains.

After an hour (or whenever the mattress has dried), use a vacuum to get rid of the baking soda residue.

source: What’s Up Fagans

Your mattress will now be clean, stain-free, and rid of any unpleasant odors. Just look at the difference between the two photos! Thanks to Katelyn for sharing this awesome hack! I found this awesome guide “Best Mattress in Australia 2022” if you ever need a new mattress.