FEW things can compete with the moment you slip into bed at the end of the day.
But one cleaning expert’s five-step laundry routine will make getting under the covers so much sweeter—and more fragrant.
Chantel Mila – who is known as Mama Mila to social media fans – shared a video called “How to make your bed smell like a dream for the best night’s sleep” last week.
For most people, bed cleaning comes down to simply washing the sheets – and occasionally the comforter or duvet cover – but for Mila, a little extra effort goes a long way.
The 32-year-old Melbourne native starts by stripping the bed down to the mattress.
She then mixes ten drops of lavender oil in one cup of baking soda.
That mixture is then sprinkled all over the bare mattress and left on for about an hour to sink in.
After that time has passed, she vacuums her mattress and her fabric-covered headboard to get rid of dust mites, using the long vacuum attachment.
Meanwhile, she washes the linen, reminding viewers to include pillows and doonas – the Australian word for a duvet.
Mila recommends adding a cup of baking soda for whiter sheets.
Finally, she makes her bed with those clean sheets and spritzes the entire thing with linen spray.
She advises viewers to pick their favorite scent.
Also this month, cleaning pro Gilla Leigh posted a video sharing how she keeps her bedding pure white for just $5.
She said she uses Dawn dish soap instead of bleach – but warns not to put it in your detergent dispenser as it can create suds.
Instead, she said to just “put it on a rag and toss the rag in with the laundry.”
“Just one tablespoon on a rag and throw it in your laundry,” she said. “You can use it alone or as a blaster, either way, it works.”
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