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One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to freshen a mattress is with baking soda. To do this, start by removing all sheets, covers, pads, etc. Sprinkle 1/2 to a whole box of plain baking soda directly onto the mattress. Allow it to set for an hour or two before vacuuming up the baking soda. The soda will absorb the odors and help keep the fibers from having a musty smell. An alternative option is to add a few drops of pure essential oil to the baking soda before sprinkling it on the mattress. Lemon, lavender, vanilla, and orange all make a great choice. Both options (plain and with essential oil) offer an enviromentally friendly, family safe option for freshening up your mattress!