Does Baking Soda really do wonders?

Does Baking Soda really do wonders?

When talking about experience of DIY cleaning a mattress at home, many tips are mentioning using baking soda. The mystery product usually stay in your kitchen really does the cleaning wonder, or not?

First, let’s see how people normally apply the baking soda:

“Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit.  … Usually it takes 1 hour….

Using the hose end of your vacuum and an upholstery attachment, thoroughly vacuum the mattress.  Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things.  The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness.  It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.”

Baking soda will help to draw up the moisture. Maybe it is correct.

Baking soda will cover some awful smell. Maybe it is true if you don’t mind the smell from baking soda itself when sleeping on the mattress again.

Baking soda will draw up the dirtiness and dust mites from deeply in the mattress. No! Baking soda is not natural magnet for dust or dust mites, just like you will not accidentally taste dust in your cake. Baking soda is not preferable food for dust mites, because dust mites is only attracted by dead skill cells left in mattress.

Instead of really removing the dust mites and other nasty stuff out from the mattress, baking soda is just a psychological comfort to make people think they have cleaned their mattress. While in real life, this ingredient from grandma’s baking pantry doesn’t make wonder.

On the other side, what you really need to worried about is, if you did not get all the baking soda off your mattress afterward, it will cause serious breathing problems in case of inhaling during sleeping. So, next time when a mattress cleaning is needed, the smarter way is to get help from professionals.