How to wash pillows of different materials in summer?

Pillows are the most likely to harbor bacteria in the summer. Adults shed about 100 grams of sweat each night when they sleep, and most of this sweat gets inside the pillow and builds nests for dust mites. The dandruff becomes a food source for dust mites, and drying makes dust more likely to produce dust mites.

How exactly do you reduce dust mites? The following two points can be controlled:

  • If the temperature is higher than 35℃ or lower than 0℃ for 24 hours, it will die, and if the humidity is lower than 50% or higher than 85%, it cannot reproduce.
  • Cut off its food source.

To achieve the above two points, it is a little difficult, such as temperature and humidity, long-term maintenance needs equipment to do the support. Therefore, only we develop good habits, in order to put an end to mites wanton attack.

Six Signs your pillow should be cleaned

1. It has been used for three months

2. Your pillow smells

3. Feel your pillow damp

4. The pillow fabric has turned yellow

5. Sleeping with itchy head

6. Visible dust inside the pillow


Polyester/Down alternative pillow


Hand wash with lukewarm water, neutral detergent, machine wash, machine wash had better add a towel to wash together, in order to balance water flow;

Fiber pillow, easy to wash. Best flat air basking, can effectively prevent fiber into a group or uneven phenomenon.


Feather Down pillow


Mix the neutral detergent in the water, put the down pillow in the water, and constantly squeeze the pillow with your hands until it is cleaned (the washing liquid is squeezed clean). In order to avoid some residual watermark, put a little white vinegar in the rinse, rinse it out, squeeze it dry, and put it flat in the air.


Memory pillow, not suitable for washing


Memory pillow is difficult to dry after absorbing water, so use a vacuum cleaner to clean the dust. If you encounter the following circumstances, you can wash it like this:

Odor: Spray with white vinegar to remove odor and let dry in a cool place.

Dirt: Pour a small amount of detergent into the water, dip in water with a clean white cloth, and gently wipe sponge dirt. Wipe excess water off the sponge with a dry towel and leave to dry in a cool place.


Latex pillows


Fill a basin of clean water, so that the latex pillow lay flat, water over the pillow; Use hand extrusion method, replace the water,  repeated several times.

Put the pillow on the platform to filter water, when it no longer dripping, blow dry with an electric fan or dry naturally.

Remember not to sunbathe, which will make it easy to harden, affect the pillow’s life.


Buckwheat pillow


Buckwheat, cassia seed, tea carbon and other natural type pillows can not be washed. Summer humidity is high, it is necessary to take out the fillers every other half month for airing (appropriate exposure to the sun), fiber fillers according to the above method cleaning.



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