Home > Best Recipes > How To Remove Pee And Urine From Couch (Works For Mattresses Too!) > Page 2

How To Remove Pee And Urine From Couch (Works For Mattresses Too!)


Step #2: Deodorize. With a mixture of 4 parts water to 1 part distilled white vinegar, you can easily and naturally deodorize the couch cushion and give it a good cleaning! I know what you may be thinking…”vinegar’s smell is just about as awful as the pee itself…are you crazy?”

Well, I might be crazy on many things, but when it comes to this, I am perfectly sane. 🙂Vinegar is a #1 natural household cleaner. It is also a fantastic product to use in every load of laundry. It actually does not leave a smell! It’s weird! You will smell it as you apply and clean with it, but afterwards, there is no smell. I have always found this to be such a strange household ingredient, but it does marvelous work!


So with a rag, just wipe and rub and scrub the vinegar into the pee spot until you feel like you have covered the spot well.  Please note, if you catch a “dry” pee spot, you would skip step one and go right to this one. It works the same way. You could spray with a vinegar/water solution, soak it up and then scrub it to be sure you are getting it all up! Basically by re-wetting the pee spot with the vinegar, water solution. If you feel confident that the pee is primarily on the surface, there’s no need to re-wet – just scrub and wipe with the vinegar.


Step #3 – Moisture and odor removal and restore to original shape.

For this third step, you just need 2 ingredients: Baking Soda and Lavender Essential Oil. The power of the two of these natural ingredients together will accomplish your odor and restoration goal.

Just simply measure out about 1 cup of baking soda, at least for a spot size about as big as one cushion. Then add about 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil per 1 cup (adjust your amounts based on how much you need).

Blend this mix with a fork to evenly distribute the oil throughout the baking soda.


Then generously sprinkle the baking soda/lavender oil mix over the soiled area on your couch.

Step #4 – Let this sit for several hours, or even over night to dry out, soak up and absorb the odors. Then come back and vacuum it all up and it should be good as new and smelling great!

*If the spot is old or very saturated, you could consider doing this a second time as needed.

This has been the most effective solution for couches and mattresses in our household and we hope this frugal, natural solution is a help to yours too!