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How to Wash a Latex Pillow


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Latex pillows are easily stained. Thus, it is highly recommended to cover them with pillow cases (preferably ones with zippers) to protect them from dust and body oil. These pillows are hypoallergenic and highly resistant to mildew and dust mites. Labels with care and maintenance guides are attached to every latex pillow that you purchase. When washing a latex pillow, it is best to follow the instructions below.

How to Wash Your Latex Pillow

Bear in mind that latex pillows should not be washed using washing machines and dryers. It is important to note never to soak these pillows in water nor expose it to direct sunlight. This type of pillows should only be hand washed and never wring, stretch, twist or scrunch them. Here are steps to follow:

  1. Remove pillow case (may be hand-washed or machine-washed)
  2. Fill container or sink with warm water
  3. Add mild detergent
  4. Soak a clean towel in the mixture and wring dry
  5. Blot the pillow with the cloth, paying more attention on stains
  6. After blotting, place fresh towels on both sides of the pillow and press excess moisture
  7. Air dry flat and away from direct sunlight
  8. Cover your latex pillow with clean pillow case.

Now your pillows are fresh and ready to use!

Why Latex?

Many people are suffering from disturbed sleep and other sleeping disorders that may be due to stress brought about by a fast pace life. One of the biggest contributors to such disorders is the kind of pillows you rest on every night. You may have big fluffy pillows and yet suffer from sleepless nights, worse still back pain and muscle pain on your neck spreading through your shoulders.

Resting on pillows that do not conform to your neck and head will cause extreme discomfort that result to sleepless nights. It is important to rest on pillows that firmly yet gently support your neck and head and conform to your body’s contour well. Remember that an average person spends 1/3 of his life on sleep! You deserve a good night sleep by getting pillows that fulfil your needs and desires. Don’t cheat yourself by buying cheap fluffy pillows. Remember you sleep on them every night! The least you could do is get the best in the market that would last a long time and have you waking up fresh and well-rested. And this is exactly what latex pillows offer.

Latex pillows are made from soft foam produced by sap of rubber trees. They are firm and conform well to your head and neck. Manufacturers sell various degree of firmness to give people options that match their preferences. Latex pillows provide maximum support that guarantee users of good night sleep.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

How do you wash your latex pillows?

Anonymous on August 09, 2018:


Mr2x on September 15, 2015:

It's always better to say it twice!