How to Clean Your Bamboo Pillow

Last updated on August 15th, 2023 at 03:35 pm

Bamboo pillows are popular for many reasons – comfortable and supportive, and they also offer an element of sustainability that isn’t found in many other pillow types. Because of their incredible natural properties, they required a certain level of care to ensure their longevity and cleanliness for years to come. A clean and functional pillow is key to a good night’s sleep!

Understanding bamboo pillow care instructions

Before you start the cleaning process, it’s essential to review the specific care instructions provided by the manufacturer regarding how to keep your bamboo pillow clean. Different bamboo pillows might have a different composition or makeup or may have been constructed differently – this might have an impact on the cleaning method. Because of this, you need to carefully read any labels or product information and make sure you follow the guidelines as best you can.

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How can you prepare your bamboo pillow for cleaning?

Preparation is key, and you must ensure your pillow is ready to be cleaned. Take off your pillowcase and any covers – hopefully, these have protected the pillow itself, meaning it is just the case and cover that need to be washed. Remember always to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning these removable covers! Inspect your pillow and see if any spots or stains need attention, and then you’re ready to follow these maintenance tips for bamboo pillows.

How can you clean a bamboo pillow?

There are a few different methods of cleaning a bamboo pillow. Again, you should always ensure that you’re following care instructions for your specific pillow…

Hand washing

Most bamboo pillows will need to be hand washed; fill a large bowl with cool or lukewarm water, and add a mild eco-friendly detergent – stay away from anything containing bleach! Mix the water to create some suds, then gently submerge the pillow. Leave it to soak for a few minutes, and softly rub at any particular spots or stains. Squeeze out all of the water, rinse thoroughly, and hang to dry outside in the fresh air. Hand washing a bamboo pillow is one of the best ways to clean it.

Machine mashing

Occasionally you will find that a bamboo pillow is machine washable; this isn’t the case with many, as the material is delicate despite its durability. A bamboo memory foam pillow should never be machine washed, and again you should consult the specific instructions for cleaning your pillow. If your bamboo pillow is okay to go in the washing machine, use a cool cycle and a mild detergent with no chemicals. Once washed, hang it outside to dry. The fresh air will breathe life back into your clean pillow, leaving it lovely when you’re ready for bed.

Spot cleaning

Accidents happen – if you have small spills or stains on the pillow itself, it may be worth just spot-cleaning it to avoid washing and drying your entire pillow. Dilute some detergent (as always, avoiding harsh chemicals and bleach) with water and gently rub at these stains with a sponge or cloth. Don’t rub too harshly, as you might damage the bamboo fibres. There is no need to completely saturate your pillow when spot cleaning – this is best for removing stains from a bamboo pillow!

How can you deodorise and refresh your bamboo pillow?

Your pillow might not require a proper cleaning – just giving it a little refresh can help enhance your bamboo pillow. There are over-the-counter fabric refreshers and pillow mists on the market, or you can make your own gentle, eco-friendly version by mixing water and white vinegar in equal measures. Pop this mixture in a spray bottle, and you’re good to go. Another tip is to sprinkle baking soda on your pillow, then vacuum it off. Even leaving your bamboo pillow outside for a couple of hours to air it will make your pillow smell and feel much nicer.

Maintaining your bamboo pillow’s shape and fluffiness

One of the reasons so many people love their bamboo pillows is because of the comfort and support they offer. It is important to retain this, so you must be careful when caring for your bamboo pillow. Once clean, make sure you reshape your pillow and fluff it back up so it continues to give you the best night’s sleep. Bamboo fabric gets softer with every wash, so your pillow should be delightful for years to come.

Cleaning your bamboo pillow

Great sleep starts with a great pillow, and that’s why bamboo pillows are fast becoming commonplace in homes worldwide; they provide optimum support for various sleeping positions and are a sustainable option for your bedroom. Keeping your pillow clean and fresh not only helps you get a good night’s sleep but it is also vital for improving the longevity and lifespan of your bamboo pillow. Following your specific bamboo pillow cleaning instructions is so important, as is avoiding any products with chemicals. This will give your bamboo pillow the best chance!

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