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Here’s how to clean dirty bed pillows to leave them white and smelling sweet


Keep Your Bed Pillows Fresh, White, and Sweet-Smelling with These Cleaning Tips

Pillows are essential for a good night's sleep, but over time, they can accumulate unpleasant stains and odors, turning yellow due to sweat and exposure to body oils. Even with protective pillowcases, they can gather dust, grease, and allergens like dust mites, making cleanliness crucial, especially for allergy sufferers. Let's explore effective ways to clean your bed pillows, ensuring they contribute to a healthy sleeping environment and restful slumber.

Regular Washing for Pillow Longevity:
Pillows should be cleaned every six months to prevent yellowing and bacteria build-up. The yellow stains are often due to sweat absorption, creating an environment conducive to mites and bacteria. While some may discard pillows upon noticing stains, routine cleaning is a more sustainable option. For machine-washable pillows, add two tennis balls in the drum to maintain their shape.

A Natural Cleaning Solution:
Here's a grandmother-approved method to clean and whiten your pillows:

You'll Need:Baking soda

Laundry detergent

Lavender essential oil

Cleaning Process:


Check your pillow's care label to ensure it's machine washable.

Add your regular detergent to the machine, along with ½ cup of baking soda and a few drops of lavender essential oil for a fresh scent.

Place two pillows in the washing machine and run a regular wash cycle.

Maintaining Your Pillows:


Daily Care: Each morning, remove the pillowcases and air out your pillows by opening the bedroom windows. Exposing them to sunlight helps reduce humidity and prevents mold growth in your bedding.

Steam Cleaning: If your pillows look dull, use a steam cleaner to rejuvenat 


 

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