How to get odors out of pillows?

by Mar14753035

Any advice on how to remove odors from bed pillows?

  5 answers
  • Wash them in cold water with 1/2 the recommended detergent, 1/4 cup or so of baking soda, and vinegar in the rinse cup. No fabric softener. Toss in the dryer with felted wool dryer balls until damp, then set out in sun between old sheets to fully dry. Rotate several times during the day to make sure they are dry all the way through.

  • Marc Erick Marc Erick on Oct 18, 2018

    Hi! I had great results doing the following:

    Place the pillow in a sealed plastic bag (from the Dollar Store) spray inside the bag with Febreeze, place anti-moisture beads (also from the Dollar Store) in with the pillow. Wait a day or two and remove the pillow, give it a quick toss in the dryer. I have never tried it without the Febreeze, but the anti-moisture beads supposedly will help with removing odors by themselves too. I hope this helps a bit!😊

  • Pat Pat on Nov 17, 2019

    You can buy pillow covers...usually white with zippers for removal.....remove just the pillow cover and wash it each week. As for deodorizing a pillow...if the weather is sunny put it out in the sun. Otherwise, put it in your dryer and fluff and deodorize it that way.

  • Em Em on Nov 17, 2019

    As a fast solution for lighter odors, the smelly pillow, and fabric softener sheets can be placed within the dryer. For best results, place at least 4-6 fabric softening sheets within the dryer and run on the lightest setting for 20-30 minutes. This solution only works with synthetic and is not recommended for feather pillows.

    As another solution for minor odors, baking soda can be sprinkled within the pillowcase. To perform this solution, measure a quarter cup of baking soda and lightly sprinkle the ingredient into the pillowcase on both sides. Proceed to shut the opening of the pillowcases and give it a good shake to evenly disperse the deodorizing powder through the inside of the pillow. Performing this task once a week should have a freshening effect on the underlying pillow.

    The third solution works by applying active enzymes that eat through much of the odorous organics embedded within your pillow. Begin this solution by removing the pillowcase and proceeding to spray down the pillow with enzyme cleaning spray from all directions. Finish by taking the pillow outside and hanging it within direct sunlight until it is completely dried.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Nov 19, 2019

    Put them in the dryer with dryer sheets and a damp washcloth that has a little fabric softener on it.