How to Wash & Whiten Pillows

Then run your machine for a few minutes before putting the pillows in, to mix and dissolve everything well.

When this step is done, stop the machine, put two pillows in it, then continue the washing program.

If you have a porthole machine:
If you have a porthole machine, the operating mode will be different. You will first have to choose the hottest wash cycle and add the ingredients one after the other, after having started it.

But since each machine is different, and it can be tedious, you can opt for plan B and soak your pillow overnight with the ingredients in a basin, or in your bathtub. The next day, all you have to do is put your pillow in the machine, using your usual program and your detergent: you will be surprised to see the yellow stains disappear quickly!

Also, if you have this option on your machine, test the rinse (+) option. This will help whiten your pillow further by boosting cleaning efficiency.

To successfully clean your cushions, and thus spend clean nights, it is essential not to place more than two pillows at the same time in the washing machine.

If the weather is nice, choose outdoor drying. If the weather isn't warm enough, and your pillow is feather or down, choose the air dry option on your dryer. If your cushion is made of synthetic material, choose a low temperature to avoid deforming the filling and to guarantee an even distribution of the filling.

Tip #2 against the yellowed pillow: lemon juice 🍋
Make way for a 100% natural tip! The virtues of lemon juice are no longer to be demonstrated... Very appreciated, this natural product is often used in household products. It guarantees the whiteness of your fabrics, so why not test it to successfully recover your yellowed pillow?

To use it, you have three options:

1st possibility: place the equivalent of a lemon juice in the detergent drawer of your washing machine, so that it releases its bleaching power during the program (at 90° always).

2nd possibility: bring 2.5 liters of water to the boil. Then add the juice of 6 lemons. Place the mixture in a basin large enough to immerse your pillow entirely in the liquid. Then let your cushion rest for two hours in the mixture, so that the effect of the lemon juice is maximum! You can then clean it in your washing machine, using your usual detergent.

3rd possibility: mix 250 ml of hydrogen peroxide with 125 ml of lemon juice. Then pour this mixture into a basin of boiling water. Then place your pillow there, so that it is completely covered, and leave to rest for 1 hour. Then, a little machine wash with your detergent, and it will regain all its shine!

Tip #3 for the yellowed pillow: sodium percarbonate
To restore whiteness to a pillow, sodium percarbonate is particularly effective. Just pour half a cup into the hot water of your washing machine to enjoy its fascinating detergent powers.

For similar actions, you can also test baking soda.

A little recipe with baking soda, anyone?

Mix half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar. Cover your pillow with boiling water, and add this mixture. Leave to act for an hour, then start a normal washing cycle with your machine!