Dirty bed pillows can harbor all kinds of nastiness, and this easy tutorial will show you just How to Clean Bed Pillows at home. After all, our pillows absorb our body and hair’s oils, dead skin cells and dust mites. Gross, right? That’s why they should be cleaned at least once every three months! It’s easy to clean bed pillows with a few steps, and it’s totally worth saving them too!
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Can you remember the last time you looked at your bed pillows? Maybe you glanced at them the last time you washed your bed sheets, but did you take a close look at them? Chances are, they have some yellowing, and they definitely are holding dust mites…you just can’t see them. No worries, though! You don’t need to throw out your pillows and go buy new ones, you just need to give them a good cleaning. It’s super easy to wash your bed pillows and sanitize them. You only need a few things to get those pillows germ, stain and dust mite free!
How Do You Clean Bed Pillows?
***NOTE*** This method works best on down and fiber filled pillows. DO NOT USE THIS METHOD TO WASH TEMPUR-PEDIC OR FOAM PILLOWS.
Start by setting your washing machine to the hottest temperature.
You should only clean two bed pillows at a time unless you are using an industrial sized washing machine.
Next, add your regular laundry detergent. For my pillows, I typically use Oxiclean Liquid Laundry Detergent. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
Then add 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oils ( Purchase HERE ) to the wash. The lavender is used for its added disinfectant properties, and it’s a great essential oil to help you relax. Win, win!
Let your washer do its thing!
To finish them, dry them in your dryer on low heat for a full cycle (30 – 60 minutes). This will help them retain their shape and any fibers left behind will go to the lint trap.
Your pillows will be so clean and ready to go back on your bed!
How Often Should Bed Pillows Be Cleaned?
You should wash your bed pillows at least once every few months to keep them from getting too dingy and dirty.
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