Some types of foam bed pillows, like polyurethane foam, are much less easy to look after as other pillow varieties. Some aren’t even machine washable, meaning extra effort is required to keep them clean and smelling new. A protective liner or pillow cover used in addition to a pillowcase helps prevent prospective moisture and stains from reaching the polyurethane material.
A Air of Freshness
Bed cushions collect moisture and sweat over time. Eliminate the pillowcase and any protective liner covering the pillow itself. On a non-humid day, take the pillow air and outside out it by propping it up against another object for maximum airflow, or resting it on a metallic cafe table or pie-cooling rack so the atmosphere reaches all sides of the pillow at once. Leave the pillow outdoors for many hours.
Bust the Flux
A foam pillow that isn’t used often may smell a little stale, since it most likely is. Vacuum over all sides of the pillow with a clean upholstery brush attachment. Wash and dry pillowcases or liners after the maintenance tags on those fabrics.
Spot Clean for Freshness
The pillow may develop a scent if a chemical spills on it or soaks through the pillowcase, such as facial creams, makeup or medication. Spot clean any noticeable stains by rubbing them with a sponge or soft white fabric dipped into warm soapy water. Allow the pillow to air dry before covering it with a pillowcase.
Baking Soda Secret
Baking soda freshens foam pillows, much the way it removes smells from a refrigerator. Sprinkle baking soda over the pillow and allow it to set for 30 minutes or so. To eliminate the baking soda, brush it into a trash can or vacuum it off. Flip over the pillow and provide that aspect a baking soda freshness boost as well.
A scented spray designed for freshening fabrics enhances the fragrance of foam pillows. A spray at a relaxing scent like lavender may help you fall asleep or unwind faster. Spritz the spray above the pillows as required and at bedtime.