How to Wash Pillows

How to Wash Pillows

There's nothing like sinking your head into a soft, fluffy pillow after a long day. But have you ever stopped to consider what lurks inside those cozy cushions? Pillows can harbor sweat, oil, dead skin cells, and even dust mites. So, what’s the best way to wash pillows

We’ll walk through everything you need to know about how to wash pillows and leave them fresh, clean, and free of unwanted surprises.


How to Wash Pillows in General

Washing regular pillows may seem straightforward, but it's important to do it correctly to ensure they stay clean and hygienic.

  • First, check the care label on the pillow to see if there are any specific instructions for washing. 
  • Next, remove any stains or spots on the pillow by spot-treating them with a stain remover. 
  • Pre-treat any soiled areas with laundry detergent before washing the pillow in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with warm water. Be sure to balance the load by adding a couple of towels or other items. To avoid clumping, wash two pillows at a time. 
  • Once washed, tumble dry the pillows on a low heat setting or air dry them on a flat surface, and fluff them to help them regain their shape. 
  • Avoid using high heat or direct sunlight to dry the pillows, as this can cause damage to the filling.

Remember, this process only works for regular pillows. Let’s talk about how to clean pillows made with other materials.


How to Wash Memory Foam Pillows

Memory Foam Seat Cushion from BluZen

While a memory foam pillow can't be washed in a washing machine, you can still clean it easily and effectively with a few simple steps. 

  • Begin by spot-cleaning any stains or spills on the surface of the memory foam pillow
  • Next, sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda over the entire surface of the memory foam pillow to help absorb any odors. 
  • After letting it sit for a few hours, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda from the memory foam pillow
  • Then, mix some water and gentle detergent in a spray bottle and lightly mist the memory foam pillow
  • Blot the pillow with a clean cloth to remove excess moisture and allow it to air dry completely. Be sure to avoid using high heat or direct sunlight to dry the pillow, as this can cause damage to the foam.

That’s how to wash memory foam pillows! Take a look at our easy-to-wash Memory Foam Seat Cushion to support your lower back and promote blood circulation.


How to Wash Pregnancy and Maternity Pillows

Pregnancy and Maternity Pillow from BluZen

Most pregnancy pillows that are made of regular materials such as polyester, cotton, or microfiber are safe to wash in the washing machine, but it's always best to check the care label first to see if there are any specific washing instructions. Some pregnancy pillows come with removable covers that can be washed separately, while others may require the entire pillow to be washed together. 

When washing a pregnancy pillow in the washing machine, be sure to use a gentle cycle with cold water and mild detergent. It's also a good idea to balance the load by washing two pillows at a time to prevent the washing machine from becoming unbalanced. After washing, tumble dry on low heat or air dry until the pillow is completely dry.

Our Pregnancy and Maternity Pillow is easy to wash and a perfect way to take care of yourself or someone you love who needs it.


How to Wash Leg and Knee Pillows

Leg Pillow from BluZen

Leg and knee pillows are often made with memory foam. If so, follow the steps above for cleaning memory foam pillows. Our Supportive Sleep Leg Pillow is made with memory foam and supports your knees, thighs, and lower back. Our Knee Pillow is made with memory foam as well and supports your joints and improves your spinal alignment and blood circulation.


Only Take Care of Pillows that Take Care of You

A white bed with custom pillows, natural light coming in the window, and a book on the sheets

In today's fast-paced world, a good night's sleep is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. That's why it's wise to know how to disinfect pillows and only invest in high-quality pillows that are easy to clean and provide the necessary support and comfort you need to achieve a restful night's sleep.

BluZen’s custom pillows, including our Memory Foam Seat Cushion, Pregnancy and Maternity pillow, Supportive Sleep Leg Pillow, and Knee Pillow, alleviate pain and discomfort, promote better sleep, and improve overall health. The best part is that these pillows are easy to clean and maintain, and now you know the best way to wash pillows. These pillows will continue to provide you with the same level of comfort and support for years to come. 

So why settle for anything less when you can enjoy the many benefits of a BluZen pillow?

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