How to Clean Memory Foam

How to Clean Memory Foam

How to Clean Memory Foam
Memory foam pillows, mattress toppers, and mattresses are perfect for people looking to have a great night's sleep. They can help you sleep better, ease your back pain, and reduce snoring. The biggest challenge you'll face with memory foam is the cleaning process, but cleaning it is easier than you may think. Check the care label that came with your memory foam before you try to clean it, and if it's safe for non-professional cleaning, follow this guide.
How to Clean Memory Foam

Freshen It Up With a Deodorizing Agent

Lightly sprinkle some borax or baking powder on your memory foam. Let it sit for at least 30 to 45 minutes. This will give your memory foam a bright and fresh smell.


Vacuum Up the Residue

Remove the borax or baking powder with a hand-held vacuum cleaner or a vacuum with a brush attachment. This will also clean other debris, such as dust or pet hair.


Treat Any Stains With Mild Dish Soap

If you have a stain, wet a wash cloth with warm water and a little bit of liquid dish soap. Gently rub the stain in a circular motion. Use a fresh damp wash cloth to press against the area to help dry and blot the liquid out of the foam.


Choose a Deep-Cleaning Method for the Type of Bedding

Memory foam pillows, mattresses, and mattress toppers will each need to be deep cleaned a bit differently. No matter which method you use, try not to get the foam too wet, and be sure to use a gentle touch.

Mattress toppers: These can be removed from the bed and deep cleaned. Always clean your mattress topper by hand and avoid chemicals that can discolor the material. Read our guide on how to clean your memory foam mattress topper.

These can be a bit trickier, but it’s possible, especially if you have some help. Stick to a half cup of fabric cleaner with 1 cup of water to work into any stains. Again, avoid aggressive cleaning agents such as bleach which can harm your mattress. Read our guide on cleaning memory foam mattresses.

Pillows: Never put your memory foam pillows in the washer or dryer. You can use the methods for cleaning a memory foam mattress topper for your pillow. It’s a good idea to use a pillow protector, so you can keep cleaning to a minimum.


Dry It Thoroughly

As for drying your memory foam, you can air dry it outside, use an electric fan, or place it in a well-ventilated area. Avoid using heat to dry your bedding, which can deform the memory foam.