Easy Hacks to Home Wash and Whiten Your Yellowed, Stained Pillows

Why Do Pillows Turn Yellow?

Your body is designed to release natural oils, whose quantity varies from person to person. Similarly, night sweating, depending on your average body temperature may determine if you get stains on them. Pillows are home to bacteria and dust particles which turn them yellow over time. Even if you’re careful not to sleep with hair oil or makeup on, your pillows will turn yellow eventually.

Easy Hacks to Home Wash and Whiten Your Yellowed, Stained Pillows
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How to Wash and Whiten Yellowed Pillows?

Not all pillows are machine washable and might have to be dry cleaned. Therefore check the tag on your pillows for instructions. If you’ve removed the tag accidentally, you can find out washing instructions from that company’s website too.

Easy Hacks to Home Wash and Whiten Your Yellowed, Stained Pillows
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The best way to get rid of sweat stains out of pillows is to use a DIY cleaning solution. Make a solution with ½ cup vinegar, ¾ cup baking soda and water. Spray it on the stained area of the pillow and leave for 10 minutes for getting all sweat stains out of pillows. Then move to the next step machine wash the pillows. Try and wash two pillows at once if your machine capacity allows you to. Do not leave the machine fairly empty as that will definitely clump your pillows.

How to Wash Feather and Goose Down Pillows?

Feather and down pillows can be easily washed in your front loader machine. In fact it’s easy maintenance makes it better than other options available. By taking a few precautionary measures.

Easy Hacks to Home Wash and Whiten Your Yellowed, Stained Pillows
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  1. Always wash two pillows at once
  2. Warm and hot water can cause the fabric to shrink a little, so you should wash pillows at room temperature.
  3. Add a mild liquid detergent, even if you feel that the yellow stains won’t go away easily. Wash your pillows every 4-6month
  4. Do not use fabric softeners and add a non-chlorine bleaching agent to whiten pillows.

How to Dry and Get Your Pillows Back in Shape?

Easy Hacks to Home Wash and Whiten Your Yellowed, Stained Pillows
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  1. Run the spinner on a low setting. Do not run it on any auto-dry or smart setting that relies on moisture sensors.
  2. Use a tennis ball in a sock while spinning the pillows dry. This will decrease the average drying time required. 
  3. Hand fluff them to see if there’s any moisture present. 
  4. Add essential oils to leave a lasting fragrance

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