Yellow pillows are unappealing but really common. Sweat seeps through the pillowcase and into the pillow, turning its fabric yellow. You need to cl
Yellow pillows are unappealing but really common. Sweat seeps through the pillowcase and into the pillow, turning its fabric yellow. You need to clean your pillows twice a year at the very least… but how many of us actually do that? It’s not too late to start. Express.co.uk reveals how to wash pillows.
How to wash pillows
Cotton, down, and synthetic pillows can be washed in the washing machine.
Only use this method if you have a large enough machine.
If your machine isn’t big enough, the fabric of your case will tear and it will be chaos!
The best way to prevent this is to keep the pillowcase on the pillow.
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Once the cycle is finished, your pillows will obviously be soaking wet.
The quickest way to get them dry again is to stick them in the tumble dryer.
Check the care labels before you do this though.
After tumble drying, pop the pillows in the airing cupboard, outside in the sun, or in a clean and well-ventilated room to fully dry.
This will take about two days and is an essential step in avoiding mold and mildew.
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Submerge the pillow and squeeze the foam to encourage the soap to lather up in the pillow.
The water will start to look murky, so drain the bath and fill it up with water, detergent and essential oils again.
Drain it once more, and just add clean warm water to the bath.
Let the memory foam pillow dry outside.