How to wash pillows: The only guide you need

There are so many different pillows made out of a variety of different fabrics and materials and each one needs to be cleaned a different way otherwise they might be ruined and damaged. And no one wants to damage their favorite pillow and have to buy a new one.

I am here to help you wash your pillows the correct way – all you need to do is figure out what they are made out of.

Feather/ down

Throwing feather and down pillows in the washing machine is the easiest way to clean them – just make sure it’s on a low temperature and higher spin speed. A detergent that is for silk is will work best.

Latex/ foam

Do not waste your time cleaning foam or latex pillows. It’s difficult, and you will most likely damage them. Do not throw them in the washing machine – they will be destroyed.

A great thing you can do us buy a pillow protector and put it on the pillow, and simply clean that instead.

Synthetic

Synthetic pillows are very easy to clean and wash – put them in the washing machine and you are good to go.

Silk

Silk pillows should be hand washed because the washing machine will be damaging to them. If you have a bath – fill it with warm water and detergent, and hand wash your pillow.
Natural silk and wool-filled pillows are the best hand washed. Then squeeze the water and let the pillow air dry. It will take a few days but it’s worth it.

The best hack for cleaning a pillow?

Do you want to know the best and easiest method to clean a pillow? If the weather is sunny then you are already halfway done with cleaning – put your pillow in the sunlight and leave it there for a couple of hours. How will this work? The ultraviolet rays from the sun are doing an amazing job at refreshing and killing all of the bacteria.