When you learn why she sprayed baking soda on her mattress, you may start doing the same

Did you know that your mattress and accessories such as pillows and bed linen may be home to millions of germs? Dust mites too which are invisible to you may be thriving if your bedroom doesn’t receive sufficient sunlight.

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The biggest problem of such conditions is disease and allergy. Have oyu ever woken up the next morning finding a blistered rash on your leg where you have no explanation how it got there. Some may say it’s a spider lick as it travels along a line. But no! That’s the work of dust mites feasting on your body. Bed bugs too are prone to inhabit such conditions. Fortunately there are several remedies like sprinkling baking soda on your mattress to get rid of bacteria, germs and dust mites.

1 Baking soda is effective against germs

Changing linen regularly may contribute t some extent but it isn’t sufficient to get rid of the germs in your mattress and pillows. An incredible but extremely simple remedy is to sprinkle baking soda on your mattress. This works as a fantastic natural disinfectant.

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Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate which similar to hydrogen peroxide kills germs like E coli, salmonella and staphylococcus. Baking sodas source chemical is Nacholite derived from a mineral called natron. It was used in ancient Egypt for making soap.

Baking soda is effective against germs

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2 How to use baking soda for removing germs

Baking soda is great for removing bacteria and germs from a mattress. All you need to do is spray the entire mattress with baking soda. You could also make a solution of baking soda, essential oils and water. Place these in an atomizer and spray all over your bed. If you are using baking soda on its own, vacuum your bed thoroughly after sometime. The vacuuming will also get rid of dust and dust mites.

Another suggestive remedy is to first place your mattress in midday sun when it is at its peak. This also contributes to killing germs. After this perform the baking soda on your mattress remedy. Watch the video for a detailed visual explanation.

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