Yellowed pillows? Here’s how to wash them

How to wash your pillows, with or without their pillowcase, using whitening and disinfectant natural products.

Pillows tend to lose their color and turn yellow. Linen and cotton are the most delicate fabrics which tend to lose their natural white color. If you do not want to throw your pillows away, you can use some DIY methods to solve the problem.

In order to obtain a shiny white, you just need to resort to the usual baking soda and lemon methods. Let’s see how to use these remedies and other natural products to turn your pillows back to white without using bleach or other chemicals!

Yellowed pillows: 2 treatments against persistent stains

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-The first thing you can with your yellowed pillows is to clean them with baking soda. This product is really efficient, because it has a disinfectant and whitening action. Mix half a glass of baking soda with 1/4 of distilled water, then apply it on the stains. Let sit for 30 minutes, then put everything to soak in a basin with two tablespoons of baking soda. Let sit for 1 hour, then wash everything in the washing machine. Your pillow will be as good as new.

-If the fabrics is still yellow, you need a more powerful method. Mix a liter of boiling water, the juice of one lemon and a tablespoon of salt. If you can, remove the pillowcase and soak it in this mixture for at least 30 minutes or one hour. Add half a tablespoon of organic detergent and rinse after 15 minutes.

How to remove the stains from your yellowed pillow with vinegar and lemon

In case of yellow spots, you can use white vinegar and lemon.

Pour some vinegar on a cotton ball and rub it on the spot. You can also use a white cotton or microfiber cloth. Wait 1 hour to see if you have managed to remove the stain. If it’s still there, repeat the treatment.

Instead of vinegar, you can use lemon juice. Squeeze one or two lemons and soak a white cloth in the juice. Rub it on the pillow to remove the stain, then let the Sun dry it.

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10-02-2019

Nicoletta Chiara Romano