How Do You Remove Yellow Stains from a Mattress

How Do You Remove Yellow Stains from a Mattress?

The home mattress comes in contact with a lot of sweat, skin flux, and different body fluids. In most houses, indoor pollutants, pet dander, dust, etc. are also found in the mattresses.

The mattress is an expensive item, and the most important thing is, it keeps you stress-free, calm, and relaxed both physically and mentally.

Unfortunately, most people don’t show any love to their mattresses and don’t follow proper cleaning processes. If you don’t take proper care of your mattress, soon yellow stains will appear on it.

And you have to sweat a lot to eliminate the yellow stain from the mattress.

How does Yellow Stain Come in a Mattress?

As stated earlier, you have to pass a hard time getting rid of the yellow stain. The more you delay to clean the yellow stain, the more it will become stubborn.

Following natural and chemical methods, yellow stains get formed on the mattress.

Below are the culprits.

Oil: When you spill oily foods on your bed and don’t clean it for a reasonable amount of time, the oily spot turns into a yellow stain. If you are unable to clean this type of stains taking assistance from home remedies, don’t hesitate to call a professional.

Sweat: At the initial stage, sweat spots remain invisible. Sweat spots not only create yellow stains but also they are responsible for bad odors on the mattress.

Urine: If you have children or pets at your home, then the urine spot is quite common on the mattress. Typical cleaning processes like washing with detergent and giving it air-dry will not help get rid of urine spots. Wash your mattress using baking soda and vinegar mixture.

Mold: Improper maintenance and care of the mattress is the main reason for getting yellow spots due to mold. Most of the mold is yellow and initially starts growing in a certain area. Then it spreads quickly. Using disinfectant is the best solution to eliminate mold from a mattress.

How Can I Remove Yellow Stains from a Mattress?

Due to different reasons, yellow spots come on the mattress. As a result, we have to follow different methods to remove yellow spots according to the type of yellow spots. Stains can be removed from the mattress using a remover. If you want to remove stains by using homemade formula then you need these;

Required Supplies:

● Vacuum cleaner.
● Baking soda.
● Essential oil (lavender).
● Container or bowl.
● Salt.
● Soft and clean fabric/cloth.

Removing Oily Yellow Stains from Mattress

If you eat anything when in bed and food spills on the mattress and it is not taken care of for many days, yellow stains will appear for sure.

Follow the step by step procedure below to remove oily tallow spots.

Step 01: Remove all Coverings from the Bed

First, take out all the coverings from the mattress and put it into the washing machine when working.

Step 02: Clean Every Single Corner of the Mattress using a Vacuum

Take a vacuum cleaner to clean every single corner of the mattress. The top part, side areas, under the bed. Get help from someone and lift the mattress. Make sure to use the vacuum cleaner between the spring and the bed. 

Step 03: Sprinkle Baking Soda

Make a mixture of 1 cup of baking soda with a few drops of essential oil. Use a container to make it. Take a strainer and put the mixture into it. Now, spread the mixture on the whole mattress. Once finished, give it a rest until all coverings get washed and dried. Then clean the mixture using a vacuum cleaner.

Step 04: Wiping Away all the Stains

Now, you will need to clean the stains of the mattress. Mix baking soda, water, and salt to make a paste. Rub the paste over the stains. Leave it for the next 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, take a clean fabric/cloth and wipe away all the stains.

Step 05: Reorganize the Bed

Once all the coverings are dried and the mixture is wiped away, reorganize your bed.

Removing Stains of Sweat and Urine from Mattress

Stains of urine can be found on those family’s beds who have kids or pets. Sweat is another culprit that creates yellowish stains.

Step 01: Create a Cleaning Mixture

Take a container, make a mixture of 1 cup of 3% H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide), baking soda (3 tablespoons), and liquid dishwasher soap (few drops). Stir it and make sure baking soda is entirely dissolved.

Step 02: Spray the Mixture on the Mattress

Fill a spray bottle with the mixture. Spray the mixture on the whole mattress, especially the stained area. Let the stain mark absorb the mixture.

Step 03: Give the Mattress an Air-Dry

After spraying the mixture onto the entire mattress, give it a rest at least for an hour. Either use a blowing fan or give it air-dry. A blowing fan will speed up the process, that is the only benefit.

Removing Stains of Blood from Mattress

Having blood stains on the mattress is a rare and unfortunate case. Don’t be late to clean the blood if it happens to you.

Step 01: Make a Solution for Cleaning

With 3% H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide), fill up a spray bottle.

Step 02: Spray on the Stained Area

Spray the solution on the blood-stained area. Take a clean towel and blot the area. Repeat the same process until the bloodstain is removed.

Step 03: Let the Area Dry

Give the mattress an air-dry or use a blower fan to speed up the drying time.

What Can I Do to Keep the Bed Mattress Clean for a Long Time?

● Make sure to change the bedsheet at least once a week. The dead skin cells will be unable to build up in different corners of the bed mattress.

● If you don’t have a mattress cover, buy one. Moisture will be blocked by mattress cover from getting into the mattress. As a result, mold and mildew will not be able to grow.

● Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the dust and dirt from the mattress, minimum once in a month. A vacuum cleaner will allow you to clean the tight spaces. Before you clean the mattress with a vacuum cleaner, sprinkle baking soda on it and give it a 30 minutes’ rest. Then clean the mattress.


Every bed mattress will have yellow stains every once in a while. We have discussed the most effective ways of removing yellow stains from a mattress.

Following the above methods and tips, you can remove yellow stains from your bed mattress quite easily.