A lot of you have reached out to us recently for clarification on keeping your Palmpring pillows and mattresses clean and pristine so that they can last you a lifetime. Our certified organic, all natural bed products are super safe for you and the environment, but they take a little bit of extra care.
Cleaning Natural Latex Pillows
DO NOT put your latex pillow in the washing machine! Latex pillows are not made to get wet and it’s almost impossible to dry a latex pillow thoroughly, which is an invitation for rampant mold growth. The agitation of a washing machine and dryer will destroy the foam. Instead, dab at surface spills or stains with a moist cloth and mild detergent, and leave in a well-ventilated area to dry. Deodorize by sprinkling baking soda on top or placing in the sunshine.
Cleaning Wool Mattress Pads & Pillows
Hang in the sunlight to freshen. Sunlight is a natural sanitizer. Dry cleaning is acceptable. (Be sure the dry cleaners know that its 100% wool filled!) Alternatively, you can wash your wool pad by hand in a tub or top load washing machine, on soak cycle only, using warm water and detergent safe for the outside covering. DO NOT clean in a front load washing machine. DO NOT agitate your wool pad in the washing machine or it will become matted and shrink. Place the wool pad in warm soapy water and gently/slowly work up and down by hand through the water. Squeeze out water by hand or on spin cycle. Repeat for the rinse. Hang up or lay flat to dry. DO NOT use an automatic tumble dryer! (The tumbling action will shrink the wool) We recommend recarding the wool every seven to ten years.
Cleaning Organic Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Pillowcases
Machine wash warm or cold with similar colors. Only use non-chlorine bleach if necessary, though try to avoid using bleach at all if possible. Tumble dry on a low setting. Iron on medium heat.
Cleaning a Palmpring Mattress
Palmpring mattresses are made with a sewn-on cover, rather than a zipper arrangement. This helps to prevent contamination of the inside mattress materials by misuse or removal of the cover. Still, you can’t exactly fit an entire mattress in the wash.
- Pour 1 cup of warm water into a small container and add 3-4 drops of mild liquid dish soap. Agitate the water with your hands to form soap bubbles.
- Dip part of a white cotton cloth into the soapy water and squeeze it gently to remove excess water. Spot clean the mattress with the cloth by wiping it firmly.
- Dampen another white cotton cloth under warm, running water and squeeze gently to remove excess liquid. Wipe the soapy solution from the mattress with the damp cloth.
- Allow the mattress to air dry completely. Direct sunlight is better to sanitize.
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1. Use a dry towel, cloth, or paper towels to lightly blot up the excess urine, then strip the bed. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this will only spread the urine deeper into the mattress.
2. Sprinkle baking soda onto the affected area to absorb the remaining moisture.
3. Make a solution of biological washing powder – such as Persil Bio – and water. Alternatively, if you don’t mind the smell (which can be somewhat potent at first) you can try a solution of one part white vinegar to one part warm water.
4. Spray your chosen solution onto the stain and leave to sit for 3-5 minutes. If using a commercial stain remover, always carefully follow the instructions on the product packaging, be sure to wear protective gloves, and open the windows for ventilation. You should use enough of the stain remover to counterbalance the amount of urine that has soaked into the mattress before leaving to air-dry.
5. Repeat step one, blotting up any moisture with a towel or dry cloth. This is to get rid of any residual urine and prevent mold, so try to get the mattress as dry as possible.
6. Bring back the baking soda and sprinkle over the entire mattress. The mattress needs to be given time to dry out thoroughly – at least 18 hours – so you should make other sleeping arrangements and leave it to dry overnight.
7. Vacuum up the baking soda and prop the mattress up outside or in a well-ventilated area to allow air to circulate and shift the last of the odor.
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When it comes to cleaning mattresses or pillows, it’s always better to stop the mess before it happens. The best way to do this is to use a mattress protector and pillow protectors. These water-proof barriers prevent stains from spills and keep pet hair and skin cells from sinking into your mattress. Not only that, but they can help prevent acute mold infection from wet spots left alone for too long. The other thing you can do to keep your Palmpring products in great shape is clean the rest of your bedding regularly. Dust and grime can accumulate on and in your sheets, blankets and pillow covers, attracting nasty critters and exposing your mattress to deep stains gradually over time.
Cleaning a Mattress Protector
Your mattress protector is going to need cleaning too! Although the protocol is going to depend on the brand, typically you should machine wash in cold water on gentle cycle and reduced agitation. Machine dry on air cycle.