We all love to lie down and rest our head on a comfortable, fluffy and soft pillow, because it is the base on which we rest and a warm and special place. For this reason, it is important to know how to wash the pillows so that they keep their shape and do not deform.

Depending on the type of pillow you have, you can choose the type of wash you want and the gentlest program of your washing machine so that the temperature, agitation and spin cycle are uniform, and the condition is not altered. Besides using the washing machine in the gentlest system, there are some very effective ingredients that you can put in the washing machine to clean your pillows and maintain their condition. In this article we will tell you all about it!

The best way to wash your pillows, keep their shape and remove the yellow

Wash them in the washing machine:

Most pillows are suitable for washing in the washing machine (most common and suitable for washing machines are those made of polyester or synthetic feathers or cotton). The best thing you can do to wash them is to empty your washing machine and wash them without other clothes. This will prevent them from mixing with other fabrics or textures or ruining them in the washing machine. It is also very important that you put your pillows in the washing machine and choose a program in your washing machine that is suitable for delicate garments, as this will help to ensure that both the wash and the spin cycle are gentle. It is also important that the wash is done with cold water to prevent the pillows from deforming when washed with hot water.

Important ingredients to remove the yellow


Baking soda is an excellent ally when cleaning because it kills bacteria, is antifungal, and just like vinegar, is an excellent bleaching agent. For this reason, we recommend adding 8 tablespoons of baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar to the washing machine with your pillows to clean them.


These two ingredients are also great for cleaning your pillows as they both have the ability to disinfect, brighten and remove bad odors. To use, we recommend mixing 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1/2 cup of lemon juice and soaking the pillow in this mixture for 30 minutes, then placing it in the washing machine to complete the wash cycle.

Tips for washing pillows in the washing machine

  • Putting tennis balls in socks tied together in the washing machine in the same wash cycle you put your pillows in is a great help to keep the pillows touched by them throughout the wash cycle and keep their structure intact and not compacted.
  • Repeat the rinse cycle as needed to leave your pillows super clean and free of soap residue or potential residue.
  • Use dish soap or liquid soap to mix better with the water and not leave any traces of soap powder on your pillows.
  • Make sure that no seams are broken so that the padding does not fall out

Washing frequency: The ideal is to wash them about every 4 to 5 months. As we have seen, they have their own peculiarities depending on the material and content, but it is a good idea to wash them two to three times a year.