This is a good link that tells you how to wash pillows made of different materials:
Check the manufacturer's tag but if it is gone:
Sprinkle with baking soda, let sit then vacuum.
You can wash some pillows, depending on the construction.
Carol: Martha is the Queen!
Good information here:
Do to the fact that all my kids & I have Asthma...the way I do pillows...yes even the Down ones is to put them in the washer. I do this with Down comforters & jackets as well. I wash them on HOT...Extra Rinse. I use to use Woolite but now usually use All Free & Clear. I put 1 cup of white vinegar in the pre wash compartment & 1 cup in the fabric softener side. If there are stains on the item(s) being washed... use a little detergent & toothbrush to prep it. I always dry with HOT heat. Be sure to check & rotate them often while drying. They come out super clean...I have been using this method for many, many years.
I do this once every two or three months. In between washings I spay them with my favorite air freshner & put them in the HOT dryer to freshen.
I believe this is the absolute BEST way. No chemicals from dry cleaning either...for those items that are 'dry clean only'.
Here are some links for your consideration.
Here is a helpful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM0rzWFHXVs
Testing & Washing Bed Pillows | Hometalk
Skip harsh chemicals like bleach if you can. Use hydrogen peroxide instead. Vinegar in the rinse works well too.
This post has some useful tips
I've had good luck cleaning pillows in the washing machine and drying them in the dryer. This is with regular pillows for the bed. If you have extra large pillows, or you're talking about couch cushions, you can also try steam cleaning them with a dedicated steam cleaner that you've rented, or try using a clothes steamer/iron.
I just washed a bunch of outdoor pillows in my washing machine!
Not sure why so many people want to clean their pillows if they are old. Pillows are not expensive and should be replaced every 1-2 years. You sweat on them you drool on them the oil from your head is absorbed into the casings the skin you shed gets inside. Why not invest in your health and get some new ones. Treat yourself.
Add 1 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar to you laundry soap and wash them in the washing machine.
Lots of useful ideas:
I usually do with the washing machine. Also bought some hangers from a Japanese store that are especially made for pillows... there's not much variety in the sizes and shapes in the store I went to though.
Hi Carol - This article is how to clean a mattress in 5 easy steps - and includes pillows too. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly
PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank#GreenClean
This YouTube video has some good tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35sGbEfEm0k
Put them in a pillow case and throw them in the washer
I agree with Em. Besides, depending on the original quality of the pillows, many will bunch up and become lumpy after being washed.
Hi Carol: Here's how another Hometalker does it: