Cassandra King Pillow November 15th, 2018 - 06:26:00
How to whiten pillowcases. I have cleaned my pillows in the past, but my latest challenge is not only to clean them but also whiten them. Our pillows pillow covers and mattress pads turn yellow over time due to our body oils, sweat and more first, whenever you wash your pillows, it is best to do two at a time to create balance in your washing machine. Remember to check the labels on your pillows to make sure there is machine washable for your settings to get rid of stains like these you'll need to set your temperature to the hottest setting you have and the fullest load.
Then you will fill it up, setting it on the soaked setting. If you do not have a soaked setting, you might need to fill your washing machine up first and then stop it so that things can soak fill your washing machine up all the way. Sometimes pillows filled with air give them a little push to make sure they get nice and soaked. I added one cup of hydrogen peroxide. This is a bleach alternative.
Next, I added 1/2 cup of vinegar. This is a natural, cleaner. It breaks down stains and is a fabric softener, and I also added 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Lemon juice is also acetic, so it has same qualities as vinegar, set a timer and let that soak for 30 minutes when the time is up flip the pillows to make sure you get both sides and so for another 30 minutes. Add a laundry detergent of your choice and run your normal wash cycle. once complete, pull your clothes out and inspect them if they are clean enough which mine was put them in the dryer? If not, you can start over and try again. I set my dryer too low and it took about 30 minutes to dry my pillow, here's how they came out, and I was extremely pleased with the results. Once I was satisfied and the pillows were completely dry, I stuffed them back into their pillowcases, forming them along the way I gave them a good shake and I patted them back into their original pillow forms.