Even if you chance the pillowcase once a week, the pillow surface remains the same. As time passes, the pillow gets a yellowish shade and it can easily get stained with saliva, sweat and body oil, not to mention about that bad odor coming from them.
Anyhow, washing them only with laundry detergent, the results will be: the same stained and yellow pillow, because the sweat and body oil is well impregnated in the pillow. Using a strong laundry detergent may ruin your pillows, especially if they are made of natural feathers.
However, there is homemade solution, especially designed for pillow whitening, making sweat and body oil stains to be easily removed.
What do you need?
- hot water
- a cup of laundry detergent
- a cup of dishwashing detergent
- a cup of bleach
- a cup of borax
How to proceed?
For pillows made of natural feathers:
Add all the above ingredients in a big basin, and soak your pillows in it for 2 hours. Remove them, squeeze them slowly the get rid of water excess, and let them dry in fresh air. It’s advisable to do this in the summertime, and leave the pillows to dry outside.
For synthetic pillows:
These pillows can be easily washed in the washer, so, just add the above ingredients in the washer along with the pillows, and start a normal washing cycle. You’ll be surprised how the stains and yellowish tint are gone from your white pillows.
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