SIMPLE WAYS TO DETOX YOUR MATTRESS AND BEDROOM
Detoxification is a great way to remove toxins in your body. And probably, you’ve already been detoxifying with juices and diet. But your body isn’t the only thing you have to detoxify. Your house especially your room and bed can be a source of toxins too.
We spend approximately one-third of our lives or eight hours a day sleeping in bed. And surprisingly our room and bed are full of chemicals, dust and other toxic substances which definitely need to be taken care of. It is important to maintain a safe and healthy bedroom to promote a good night sleep.
Chemicals, dust mites, and allergens can disrupt and make sleeping difficult. It can also be a source of health problems. So now is the time to detoxify your bed and room.
Detox Your Room
Your room is your personal corner where you spend hours with, than in the rest of your house. So it is important that you keep it healthy and cozy for you to have a more relaxing experience. There are several ways that you can do to keep it clean. Take a look at these simple tips.
Detox & Clean the Air
1. Open Windows
It is important that you get some fresh air and a great way is to open your windows and let natural air get in. This lets the air circulating all throughout your room, improving the quality of air you breathe in.
Fact: Did you know that your house is 2-5 times more polluted than in the outdoor? It is! That is why it is important to get some fresh air in and move out air toxins from your room.
2. Add some plants
Another way to detoxify the air is to add some plants in your room. Not only that it cleanses and purifies the air but will also add a touch of greenery. You can put in some indoor plants like photos, palm, aloe or succulents which are pretty trendy right now.
3. Use an air filter
Air filter is a great way to remove dust and pollen circulating in the air. It can be costly but definitely a good investment for a healthier room.
Detox Your Cleaning Materials
The fewer chemicals and toxins you bring in, the fewer you need to rid of. One way to do this is to start right with clean and sanitized material and supplies.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Cleaning your room doesn’t mean using harsh chemicals. The more chemicals you use, the more toxic your room can get. It isn’t only bad for you but even to your surfaces. Chemicals are
something we need to lessen or possibly, avoid. Try to use some alternative and natural cleaning ingredients such as baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, or some DIY home cleaning recipes. They are way cheaper but also very effective for home cleaning. This way, your room will be chemical free and safe to live with.
Detox Your Bed
Your bed is the center of your room. It is where you sleep eight hours every night. And it can be a source of dust mites, allergens and harmful toxic chemicals if not cleaned. Do not forget to detox your bed before anything else. Here’s how.
1. Deep clean your mattress
Avoid using chemicals and opt for something natural. A great yet simple combination of baking soda and essential oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender which are proven safe and effective to deodorize and kill dust mites breeding in your mattresses.
Mix half a cup of baking soda with a couple drops of essential oils. Sprinkle the mixture onto the mattress and let it sit for an hour. Then vacuum the mattress and replace the mattress cover. And you’re done! If you need more ideas read this mattress cleaning guide.
2. Clean your bedding
Right after cleaning the mattress it important to also change your blankets, sheet and duvets. And in washing your bedding, it is recommended to launder it with hot water to kill dust mites and bacteria. Always clean your bedding at least once a month.
3. Do not forget your pillows
We often forget to clean our pillows. Dead skin cells and dust mites accumulate fast in pillows. It is recommended to use pillow case covers to make your pillows protected and long lasting. That way, you will only have to wash your pillow covers regularly, and your pillow at least twice or thrice a year.
There you go. These are some great do it yourself mattress cleaning routine which are definitely cheaper and safe. So with these tips, you can now feel at ease sleeping a clean and healthy bedroom.