Care and hygiene when it comes to bedding are essential. Skipping this regular step can cause different problems, such as allergies, outbursts, bad smells, and many more issues, which is why you should change and clean your linen bedding weekly.
The main reason you should not skip this step is that when you sleep, your body is in a recovery stage, meaning that the environment on your bed should be as clean as possible. Regular cleaning of your linen bedding sets can help you improve the quality of your sleep and overall health. We have prepared a small guide on how to care for and wash natural linen bedding.
Preparation for a wash
When it comes to linen bedding, one of the main things before you put them to wash is to pre-treat any stains or deep spots on all the bedding pieces. For example, on linen pillowcases, check for make-up or oil residue.
Check out our blog on removing almost every stain from your natural linen bedding.
If you use a washing machine, you should put the temperature for linen at 30-40℃ / 86-104℉. Make sure that you separate your linen bedding from other fabrics and colors.
One more tip on machine washing is to choose the highest level of water if possible because linen is highly absorbent.
Hand-wash is recommended for thin linen pieces. And usually washing them in the washing machine could damage them. The technique is quite simple – use a gentle swishing motion, but ensure that you don’t wring, twist, or scrub the cloth. Then rinse and leave to dry.
Linen bedding is made from the all-natural flax plant, so the detergents should be as natural as possible. It’s best if you use neutral liquid detergent for delicate fabrics.
It’s best to avoid bleach and powder detergents because they can reduce the lifespan of your bedding linen.
If needed, you can only bleach white linen pieces and use oxygen-based linen agents.
Drying linen bedding
If you can hang-dry linen or lay it flat on a white towel, it will prevent your bedding from wrinkling.
If you use a tumble dryer, put on a low temperature and make sure that you remove linen bedding while it’s still damp, about 90-95% dry, and complete by hanging to dry the bedding pieces.
All white linen pieces can be in direct sunlight to maintain fresh whiteness.
Ironing linen bedding
We encourage you to embrace the wrinkled side of linen bedding sets because natural linen fabric is wrinkly, but if you want, you can iron them. It’s best to iron linen while it’s still a little damp. Use medium or high temperature with steam. Make sure that you iron it on the reverse side.