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How To Clean Your Silk Pillowcase: 4 Easy Steps

How To Clean Your Silk Pillowcase: 4 Easy Steps

Why You Should Clean Your Silk Pillow Case

Cleaning your silk pillowcases isn't just about maintaining their aesthetic appeal; it's crucial for hygiene, skin health, allergy prevention, and ensuring a comfortable and restful night's sleep. By following the proper care and cleaning guidelines for silk, you can enjoy the full benefits of these luxurious and beneficial pillowcases for years to come!

How to Clean Your Silk Pillowcases: 4 Easy Steps

Step 1: Preparation

Strap your cleaning gloves on and fill a small basin or sink with cool or cold water (water should be feel cool to the touch) and add a gentle detergent.

  • Various laundering websites recommend Woolite or Ivory soap as good detergent possibilities. We here at Pillow Cube don’t have a favorite gentle soap or detergent but, whatever you choose to use, PLEASE ensure that it’s gentle soap or a detergent suitable to be used on silk and not a regular or harsh detergent.
  • If your silk pillowcase is the only thing you’re washing, you won’t need much detergent or soap. You only need enough to get a good sudsy bath for your pillowcase to soak in.

Step 2: Washing

Place your pillowcase in the soapy water, zipper closed, then gently stir it around, and then it sit for a few minutes.

  • Silk releases dirt and other stains pretty quickly so this part shouldn’t take long! For deep or set-in stains, you may need to allow about 20-30 minutes for the silk to soak.
  • Keep checking on your pillowcase and, when it looks clean, drain the soapy water and move to Step 3.

Step 3: Blot Drying 

Do not wring your silk pillowcase out and don’t toss it in the dryer! This is important! The best way to dry your silk pillowcase is to lay it out on a dry towel and use the surrounding towel (the towel without the pillowcase on it) to blot dry the case.

Step 4: Drip Drying

When you’ve done the best you can to blot dry your pillowcase, drape it over a padded bar or hanger and hang over the tub to drip dry.

  • If you don’t have a padded hanger, you can drape a small towel over the hanger or your shower bar and then drape the pillowcase over the towel.
  • Drip drying should only take about 60-90 minutes.
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