Get Pee Stains Out of Your Mattress – Homemade Cleaner 6 comments

If you’re a mom like me, you’ve likely dealt with your fair share of wetting accidents on the bed.  If you have a pet, you’ve likely dealt with the same darn thing (though hopefully not on the bed!!!).


My youngest does NOT want to be potty trained.  He’s 5 1/2 years old, has autism, and has just not wanted to follow through with potty training.  He’s got a fear of any toilet that isn’t ours at home, and has a panic attack when we try to get him to use public restrooms.  Come to think of it, he does the same thing about half the time at home, but I think it’s more because he’s afraid he’ll miss something at home, than a fear of the toilet itself.  Little stinker (literally)!


Anyway, I’ve cleaned up SO many accidents.  Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to keep up on the smell.  With each accident, it seems that the smell gets a little worse.  I’ve tried the whole vinegar thing, using baking soda on the mattress, essential oil mixes, and more.  I’ve spent $30 on one single bottle of natural cleaner.  NO LUCK.

So, when I found this recipe on pinterest, I didn’t think it’d work, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to try:



8 ounces/237 ml hydrogen peroxide 3%

3 tablespoons/14.29 grams of baking soda

1 drop of liquid hand dish washing soap

Mix all ingredients into the spray bottle and use within 20 minutes.  Do not attempt to store the leftover solution. because it will leak out of the bottle.  The mixture only works if you use it immediately, because the cleaning byproducts are active for only a short time period.  You should see the stain lift and disappear within 5-10 minutes.  Once the mattress dries, if a baking soda film remains, then simply wipe or vacuum it off.


My thoughts on the recipe?  I felt like it worked better than anything else I’ve tried.  My son’s mattress isn’t nearly as smelly, although I would like to do another batch again.  I haven’t tried it on pet stains.  I also tried it on a pillow, but I didn’t feel like that worked, so I decided to suck it up and stick it in the laundry.  I now have a lumpy pillow, ha ha!

This is a recipe I’d recommend.  Seriously, it worked better than the $30 bottle of stuff I bought!

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6 thoughts on “Get Pee Stains Out of Your Mattress – Homemade Cleaner

  • Veronica

    Thanx for this. I’ll give it a go. As for pillows, the best thing is to leave them hanging out on the line for a few days, even a week. The sun and rain will get them nice and white again. :)

      • Kimberly

        Just got done spraying a mattress (with pee stain). Optimistic on the outcome, but curious if anyone else had a hard time spraying it? Is there an approximate amount that should be used for size of mattress? How wet should the bed be?I made a batch as instructed above, but was only able to cover the stain. For the next batch I doubled the recipe. Personally I think that this recipe should only be made in single batches. Would love some feed back and answers.

        • Evelyn Post author

          I too, have a hard time spraying it, as it thickens quickly. What I’ve done to work around it is to simply pour it a little at a time onto the stain.

        • Evelyn Post author

          I used the entire solution on two mattress stains…the beds were more than damp. I agree that you should just make a single batch, simply because it needs to be used so quickly. Let me know how it works for you!