Monday, February 25, 2013

How to get Urine/Sweat stains out of your Mattress

If you have kids you have pee stains I know it.  If you don't lucky you or you are a liar and in denial.  I have pee stains on more than one mattress.  I also have sweat stains on pillows because well I sweat a.lot.  It's a gift I know. I digress.

Anyway I have tried many different ways to get urine/pee out of mattresses and I have been very unsuccessful so I did a google search and what do you know?  Another mom had pee stains too.  So I borrowed her recipe and it totally worked so I am sharing it with you.

All you need are these few house-hold ingredients and a spray bottle.  I bought a really expensive one (NOT) I used one I had for my kids hair.  It worked great.
You will need:
3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
8 ounces Hydrogen peroxide
1 drop dish soap
Mix together well and use right away. My mom discovered that if it is not mixed well the baking soda will clog the sprayer.  You also can't store this apparently it doesn't last in the bottle and it is no longer effective due to the active nature of these ingredients.  I didn't test that out I used all the mixture. (twice)
Here is my mattress before
I know totally nasty.  And this is my guest room bed so I was horrified when my child destroyed it.  I tried my carpet cleaner and it totally made it worse AHHH!  There were also a few stains on my awesome mattress that I paid a small fortune for.  It totally worked on that one too hooray!  It also worked on my pillows.  But I realized I could just throw those in the washer.  I'm lazy.....
Here is the after.  
It's kind of magic and I seriously LOVE that.  I do know the power of hydrogen peroxide I have used it at work as a nurse to get blood stains out of my scrubs, so I wasn't surprised to see it would also remove urine.  Yay for cheap cleaning products!  I am thinking it will work on any bodily fluid stain (I'm not trying to be gross).  Blood, sweat, urine.  I did the treatment twice.  It dried really fast and it also pulled out the odor. Now I am oh so happy.
Hope you are as happy about this as I am!
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