Maintaining Your Organic Bedding
So, you are amongst those nature loving fashion conscious people, who have adorned their bedroom with eco-friendly organic bedding. No matter it is wool, cotton or bamboo bedding… You have invested a lot of your time researching the best for your bedroom.
Organic bedding is mostly machine washable, but if it is cotton bedding, take extra care that you swab it with cold water or lukewarm water. This will aid you to avoid shrinkages and general fabric wear and tear.
Go green completely… even while washing your organic bed sheets! Use detergents and fabric softeners that are chemical and phosphate free. This will ensure that you do not add toxins to your bed sheets and local water systems.
What to do if your bamboo bedding catches stains? Try the years old home-made stain remover formula! Soak the stained bamboo bedding for a few hours in a diluted vinegar solution and then keep it exposed to the sun for drying. Sunlight will act as a natural stain fader. You can also test the magic of grapefruit seed extract. Put a little bit of it on the stain directly and see the stains go vanish.
Although, some of the natural bedding like the bamboo bedding are hypoallergenic and mold & mildew resistant, but it is always a good idea to air your bedding once a month in the fresh breeze and sunlight. This will keep it hygienic and away from allergens, mold, bed bugs and unwanted odors.
Are you planning to store your bedding and not using it for a while? If yes, then this storage advice is a must for you! Store your bedding at a cool and a dry place well wrapped in a paper or a cloth bag for proper airing. Add some cedar chips to the packing to avoid moth damage.
You can always take professional help for your natural bedding maintenance. Sometimes you need an experienced professional cleaner, who can not only clean but can value your precious collection of green bed sheets and comforters. Hunt for one, who uses wet cleaning methods rather the dry cleaning, as wet cleaning is more healthy for your bedding and you.
Hope the above stated tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your green organic bedding purchase.
This post is created by Dana Smith, She is a avid user of bamboo bedding and other organic beddings. She loves to share the tips on how one can increase the live of the bedding.