Cleaning a body pillow is important to maintain its hygiene and ensure it lasts for a long time. Here are some steps you can follow to wash a body pillow:
Check the care label: Before washing your body pillow, check the care label to make sure it can be washed. Some body pillows may be machine washable, while others may need to be hand washed or dry cleaned.
Machine washable: The numbers in the symbol indicate the maximum temperature for washing, and if there is a horizontal line below, it means to use a weaker agitation
Not machine washable: Hand wash only, with a maximum washing temperature of 40°C.
Not suitable for home laundering: Cannot be washed at home
Choose the right detergent: Use a mild detergent that is gentle on the fabric and does not contain any harsh chemicals. Avoid using bleach as it can damage the fabric.
Washing the Pillow Case with a Machine
If the pillow case is machine washable, it’s best to turn the inside and outside of the case inside out and close the zipper to avoid damaging the pattern during the washing process. Then put it into a laundry bag to protect the surface.
Hand Washing the Pillow Case
- Fill a basin with water (30-40°C or follow the care label instructions), add detergent (avoid using bleach, fabric softeners, etc.).
- Turn the inside and outside of the pillow case inside out, close the zipper, and put it in the basin. Gently rub the stained areas, be careful not to apply too much pressure to avoid damaging the pillow.
- Change the water 2-3 times until the foam is completely clean.
- Avoid wringing it out like a towel, use a dry towel to absorb excess moisture.
- After washing, place it in a well-ventilated area to air dry, try to avoid direct sunlight.
Note: Some body pillows may contain foam or other materials that are not machine washable. In such cases, spot cleaning or using a pillow protector is recommended.