Carolina Mccauley, under the username @carolina.mccauley, posted a video on her TikTok page, where she shares a variety of home design, organization, and cleaning hacks. “Did you know that shaving cream can remove mattress stains?” a voiceover states in the video, “Just spray and leave for 20 minutes, then wipe the stain and dry.” The beginning of the video shows a mattress with a distinct ring where moisture had clearly soaked in and dried at some point. Mccauley sprays a generous amount of shaving cream directly onto the bare mattress, spreading it gently with a towel to cover the whole stain. After what the viewer can assume is a brief timelapse, Mccauley wipes up the shaving cream with a fresh towel and dries the area with a hair dryer. The stain appears to have lifted considerably!
Of course, if you’re going to try this hack at home, you should beware of the kind of shaving cream you reach for. Most shaving creams smell fresh and pleasant in general, but you may want to avoid any overly perfumed products that could go sour over time or annoy you while you’re sleeping. By that same token, avoid shaving cream with added colors or dyes that could stain the mattress even more.