How to Wash Your Wool Comforter
Need some tips on how to properly wash your wool comforter? You've come to the right place.
First off, a newly bought wool comforter has no need to to be washed for at least two months. The best approach is to use a duvet cover for protection, ideally an Organic Cotton duvet cover for its softness and temperature regulation. Duvet covers are easy to wash and extend the life of comforter.
Read the label to confirm that the comforter is washable. Most wool comforters are not washable as wool is not conducive to washing in its natural form. "Washable" wool is specially processed to permit washing and avoid dry cleaning solvents, making them chemical-free and ready for immediate use.
It is important to remember that wool is a natural fiber and must be cared for as such. To retain its shape and temperature regulating qualities for a long time, you must be extra careful when washing. 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 with 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.
- Settings – Choose the most delicate cycle. Your machine will either say “hand wash or “gentle”
- Soak – Fill your machine with warm water and add biodegradable detergent or wool wash. Place your comforter in and slowly push it down to let the water soak in.
- Skip all slow spinning cycles – Set your machine to medium/high speed. This will allow the spinning to take out the water out.
- 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 Spots: If you are washing your comforter because you accidentally stained it, spot clean before washing. Use hydrogen peroxide instead of Clorox or any 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.