How To Clean Your Memory Foam Pillow
- Mar 29, 2018 -

Starting the Cleaning Procedure

If possible, clean your memory foam pillows on a breezy, warm day to hasten drying.

  1. Remove the outer covers of your pillow for top layer cleaningBegin by removing the protective cover and tossing it in the wash.

  2. Sprinkle the pillow with baking soda, covering it wellAllow the baking soda to sit for at least an hour and then vacuum it away using the upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum or a hand-held vac. This will leave your pillow smelling fresh and remove any dust or pet hair that might be on the pillow. Flip the pillow over and repeat

  3. Mix a small amount of a gentle detergent like one used for hand washing silk or wool in a bowl of lukewarm water to remove stainsDip a clean white cloth into the detergent solution and gently rub from the outside of the stain toward the center. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is transferred. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is transferred. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is transferred. Once the stain is gone, dip a clean white cloth in plain water and blot to remove any remaining soap.

  4. Allow the pillow to air dry completelyIf you must speed the drying process, use a hair dryer set on cool to dry the area.

A Deeper Cleaning

If your memory foam pillow needs a deep cleaning;

  1. Fill a large sink or bathtub with lukewarm water and a small amount of the gentle detergentCompletely submerge the pillow and squeeze gently to move the cleaning solution through the foam. NEVER place a solid foam pillow in a washer, even one with no center agitator. The movement - especially the final spin - is too harsh and can cause the foam to break.

  2. Rinse the pillow several times until the water runs clearGently squeeze to remove the water - no wringing!

  3. Allow the pillow to air dry on a flat, ventilated surfaceDo not place in a dryer because the high heat can cause damage. To speed drying, use a portable fan. Depending on the thickness of the foam, it can take up to 24 hours for a pillow to dry completely.

With a clean pillow, your sleep will be better than ever.