How to Wash Bamboo Pillow for Good Hygiene

Bamboo Pillows

The best way to wash your bamboo pillow will depend on how often you use it, how dirty the pillow is, and what type of soap you use. Below are the general steps for washing your bamboo pillow in two different scenarios – one for a clean bamboo pillow, one for a dirty bamboo pillow.

Start by placing your clean bamboo pillow inside the washing machine, making sure that it is placed on a cold water setting. You will also want to make sure that you are using a hand wash cycle, and not a regular cycle. If you are washing a bamboo pillow for the first time, you may want to pre-treat it with a small amount of soap. Start by placing your pillow inside the washing machine making sure to place it on a cold water setting. You will also want to make sure that you are using a hand wash cycle, and not a regular cycle.

What is a bamboo pillow?

A bamboo pillow is made from a stalk of bamboo. This material is naturally anti-microbial and helps eliminate bacteria, fungus and dust mites. Bamboo is also airy and soft and can help with sleep if you’re a side sleeper. If you do not have a bamboo pillow, you can use fabric softener to keep your pillow fresh. Bamboo is a very popular material because it’s soft, breathable and doesn’t absorb odors or bacteria. It is can be an ideal material for pillows.

How to care for a bamboo pillow?

To keep your pillow clean, wash it regularly with warm water and a mild detergent. This can be the same routine that you use when washing your sheets and towels. To speed up the process, use a micro fiber towel to dry it. Be sure to air it out after washing if you don’t need it right away. You can also put your pillow in the dryer on low or medium heat for just a few minutes to speed up the process. Your pillow may need to be fluffed out after the dryer cycle. Bamboo pillows can get moldy over time if they are not cared for properly. To prevent this, wipe down your pillow with a solution of vinegar and water once per month. Be sure to use some old towels or clothing for the process. You can also place your pillow on a pillow cover or in an air-conditioned room to keep mold away longer.

How to wash a bamboo pillow

The best way to wash a bamboo pillow is to use a mild detergent and rinse the pillow in warm water. To avoid wrinkles, the pillow should be dried carefully in the shade.

1: Place a small amount of detergent into a plastic bag. The detergent should match the type of pillow you are washing. If you do not have a bag, you can also use a pillowcase to contain the detergent.
2: Place the plastic bag into the pillowcase, and fill the pillowcase with warm water.
3: Bring the bagged pillow to a gentle boil on the stove or in your microwave. If you have a gas stove, place the pillow in a pot of water and boil on medium heat. Depending on how hot your microwave is , you may need to wrap the pillow in a towel if it starts getting too hot.
4: Once the water is boiling, leave the pillow in the water for no longer than 30 minutes.
5: After 30 minutes, drain the water from the pillow into your bowl or sink. Remove the bag.
6 Allow the pillowcase to air dry for at least 30 minutes.
7 Using a pair of kitchen shears, snip off the loose knit.
8 If you have heavy perfume on your pillowcase, you may want to wash it before using again.

Why washing a bamboo pillow matters

Pillowcases are designed to protect the bamboo bed pillow from normal wear and tear while it is being transported. When a pillowcase is not in use, it is recommended that it be washed to maintain hygiene. In order to avoid problems like mold or mildew on a bamboo pillow, it is best to wash the cloth material in cool water with soap. Never place a pillowcase in the dryer. This will only damage the pillow and make it more prone to mold growth.

How to store your bamboo pillow

There are a few different ways to store your bamboo pillow depending on how you want to organize it. One way is to fold it in thirds and lay it flat on a clean towel so that the bamboo doesn’t stick together. Another is to wrap the queen pillow in a cotton sheet and use masking tape as a fastener. This is my preferred storage method as it’s simple and easy to organize. I use the same sheet to store all of my pillows and it makes it very easy to find the one I’m looking for. Using a cotton sheet to store your pillow will help preserve the bamboo and can also be used for other things around the house as well. I use it to store my quilt on the bed.

To care for your bamboo case pillow, wash your pillow in cold water with mild soap. Wring it out and lay it on a towel lined drying rack to dry. If you are storing your pillow in a cotton sheet, I recommend keeping it wrapped in a towel to keep it moisture free.I hope you found this post helpful and if you have any questions, please ask!

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