Anyway, our main concern was dust mites and bedbugs so we sprayed the mattress down with straight vinegar and covered it with a zip-on mattress cover that surrounds the whole mattress. Well, after three nights on the bed my husband's asthma has really flared up...and we think it is because the woman Febrezed the heck out of it before we picked it up!! Is there ANY way to get the smell out, or are we just gonna have to switch back to our old lumpy mattress (which we fortunately haven't gotten rid of yet). I just hate this cause our old mattress is lumpy and uncomfortable and like 14 years old. This one is fluffy and comfy and only 6 years old. But we HAVE to get rid of the yucky fake scent or DH is gonna be too sick to sleep on our bed!!
We switched to pretty much all natural cleaners for our home like five years ago (except for our citrus scented dishwasher tabs and All Free and Clear laundry detergent). I don't wear perfume anymore, DH doesn't use anti-perspirant (just simple deodorant from Trader Joe's). We have come to recognize the scent of vinegar as a sign the house is clean, versus the pine-sol scent our mothers used. We gag when we walk into freshly cleaned/air-freshened places because of the chemical floral scents. So this is rather frustrating!!