How to Wash Your Wool Comforter

January 03, 2018

Need some tips on how to properly wash your wool comforter?  Well you’ve come to the right place; here you will find insightful tips on how to properly care for your comforter.

First off, if you just bought your wool comforter there is no need to wash it for at least two months. The best approach is to use a duvet cover, preferably an organic cotton duvet cover which makes it softer and temperature regulating.   Duvet covers are easy to wash and they also extend the life of comforter.   Read the label to confirm comforter is washable.   Most wool comforters are not washable as wool is not conducive to washing in its natural state.   Washable wool is specially processed. My Organic Sleep sells these comforters to permit washing and avoid dry cleaning solvents as part of our healthy living campaign. Our Wool Comforters are chemical-free and are ready for immediate use. It is important to remember that wool is made of natural fiber; this fiber regulates temperature and maintains its shape for a very long time. For this reason, when washing your Wool Comforter you must be extra careful.  It is recommended to wash your Wool comforter every two to six months. 

HOW TO WASH:  When washing your comforter avoid any loaders that would slowly flip the product. Use a  large washing machine, preferably 50-pound capacity or more.   Manually set your machine to SOAK and to MEDIUM/ HIGH-SPEED SPINNING. Pay attention while washing and stop in the soak and rinse and skip any slow speed spins.

  1. Settings- Choose the most delicate cycle. Your machine will either say “hand wash or “gentle
  2. Soak – Fill your machine with warm water and add your biodegradable detergent or wool wash. Place your Wool Comforter and slowly push it down to let the water soak in.
  3. Skip all Slow spinning cycles- set your machine to medium/ high speed. This will allow the spinning to take out the water out.
  4. DO NOT USE DRY MACHINE – hand-dry / line-dry in a warm place. After the comforter is completely dry, use a dryer to fluff it up. Remember a comforter is a heavy item and appears to be dry even though the inner layers can be wet. For this reason, allow extended drying time.

 *Getting Rid of Small SpotsIf the reason you are washing your comforter is that you accidentally stained it, spot clean before washing. Use hydrogen peroxide and never Clorox or chlorine based product,

 Apply hydrogen peroxide to the stain area- let it dry in between application, you will notice the stain will slowly start to lift and disappear as it gets dry. If the stain is not coming off keep applying more hydrogen peroxide until the affected areas start to disappear. If the stain is too big, use your sink and soak the affected area with your wool wash or biodegradable detergent. After, you can either hand-dry or press the water out with a towel.

 Disclaimer:  Failure to follow these instructions could result in major product damage. Make sure you follow label instructions carefully when washing your Wool Comforter.

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