What is a Bamboozled Panda Pillow?
Yes, you certainly can wash a bamboo mattress, but what precautions should you take prior to washing it? In this post, we’ll explain what a Bamboo Pillows is, and the advantages you gain from sleeping on a bamboo mattress. In addition, how to clean and care for a bamboo mattress? So it stays fresh and lasts longer.
Before I go any further, you need to know that a normal pillow is made from natural grass or bamboo fiber, combined with fillers like cotton or wool. The appearance of the pillow may be a mixture of these materials, but the core is made from what is known as filler. This core is what makes the pillow comfortable, soft, and even a “saddle.” However, it is the filler that is the real challenge and one that can be easily cleaned and taken care of.
As previously mentioned, the core of the pillow consists of a core of filler. Bamboo is often used, because it has natural anti-fungal properties to cure various ailments and provide support to the human body. These properties also help to prevent problems with allergies, such as asthma. So, when looking for a pillow, check to make sure there is not a chemical smell or scent from animal products. If the product does have these chemicals or scents, then the product is not a good choice for anyone who suffers from allergy-related problems.
Prior to washing the pillow in any machine, remember to read the care instructions. Often, manufacturers of memory foam pillows or other such items will include care instructions with the item. Typically, these care instructions are usually listed on the label of the product, but if not, then be sure to look up the care instructions for the particular product you are buying. In general, any item made with memory foam should be washed by hand in warm water using a mild detergent. Be sure to completely dry the item off after cleaning it, and to apply a drop or two of candle wax to help the item maintain its shape. This helps to protect the fabric, and can be done by pressing down on the pillow prior to washing it.
Washing your pillow by hand is certainly the best way to ensure that it is completely clean and free of any dust or debris. You should use a delicate, dry wash cloth, and start by gently blotting the area of the fabric where you think the worst case might occur. If the spill occurs on a different area of the pillow than where you wet the area, you should take the item to the laundry and use the same dryer that you used to wash the rest of the items in. Most fabric and foam pillows will do best in a machine that is made for the material they are made out of. In order to get the best results, keep the dryer on a low cycle, and use a cool dryer.
If you have purchased one of the more expensive memory foam pillows, you may have noticed that there are covers provided with them. Covers generally allow you to take the cover off when you want to wash the pillow, or even put it back on if you were planning to store it away for the winter months. A cover for your bamboo pillows can make the item last longer, but you may not always need one. If the cover starts to lose it’s shape, or the color starts to fade from the bleach that was used to color it, you can always take it off and replace it with a new cover.
One other method of cleaning your pillow is by simply placing it in a low heat dryer. Be sure that the dryer is on a low heat setting, and use low moisture foam. You can place your bamboo pillows inside of your dryer for up to three days. If you do not have a dryer with you, try placing your pillow in a plastic bag filled with towels. This will help to absorb some of the excess moisture that will build up in your pillow.
One final note about your queen sized zen bamboo pillow: you should avoid using harsh detergent, such as an abrasive cleaner or an over the counter dishwasher soap. Such cleaners will easily scrub the material down. In fact, they will likely cause your pillow to lose shape before too long. If your pillow comes with a zippered cover, you should remove it and wash it in the washing machine, using cold water only. After the pillow has been washed, it should be dried flat, and any detangling, lint, or hair spray should be removed before it is stored in its proper box.