Cleaning Your Pillows

Cleaning Your Pillows

Pillows are our cuddle buddies especially at night, so we want to make sure they are clean before they touch our skin. However, most people find them hard to keep clean.  Lola can help you out, but first, you must determine what’s inside the pillow to know how you can clean it.


This type of pillow can be considered as one of the most sensitive. You can’t put them on the washing machine or you’ll mess their inside and the cotton will tear apart. So the only option is to spot clean any soiled areas with our Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth dipped in a mild sudsy soap solution. Rinse with a damp cloth. Allow the pillow to air dry completely before putting it back on the bed.


Feathers are a machine-friendly filler, just make sure there are no slits or tears in the pillow cover. For balance, load two pillows at a time and use only a small amount of detergent.

For drying, you can put them in the dryer.  It's also a good idea to take them out periodically and fluff by hand, using your fingers to break up any clumps. Pillows will take longer to dry than a normal load of clothes. If they have a musty smell, set them in the sun for a couple of hours.


Just like cotton, you can't put these pillows in the washing machine. So, to remove any dust particles from a foam pillow, you can vacuum all sides. Or you can tumble the pillow in the dryer for 10-15 minutes. You can also spot clean any soiled areas with a cloth dipped in a mild soap solution. Some foam pillows include instructions for hand washing. If you choose to follow them, be very gentle. Wet foam is heavy and tears easily.

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