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Caring For Your Wool ComforterUpdated a year ago

Everyday Care

Wool loves to breathe. Consider unmaking your bed in the morning, to allow any moisture to evaporate. Sunning your comforter a few times a year is also great for keeping it refreshed. Indoors, just open the curtains and let the rays in. You can also take your comforter outside to soak up the sun in the fresh air.

Cleaning

Spot clean only is recommended. Use a mild soap, and some cold water, and let air dry. For tougher stains or soiling, soak the affected area with hydrogen peroxide (note, peroxide may cause lightening of the fabric). As the area dries, you’ll see stains lift and disappear. Tougher stains may require repeat applications. For larger areas, place the stained portion in a sink or tub, apply a biodegradable detergent, and run water through the soiled area. Drape or line dry in the sun or warm place. You can also place the soaked area between two towels and press the excess moisture out. Do not wring or machine dry.


Machine Washing

Keep in mind that with each washing there is the potential for slight shrinkage. Wash only as needed. With both methods described below, it’s important that you skip the wash cycle. The wash cycle creates agitation, which can result in felted or ruined wool bedding. 

Top Load Washers 

Use soak and spin cycles only. Do not use the wash cycle, which agitates and can ruin your comforter. Manually set cycles to soak and spin. Do not allow the machine to enter the wash cycle.

To avoid agitation, wrap your comforter around a few towels.

Fill the machine with cold water. Add a small amount of mild detergent or wool wash. Place the comforter in the machine, gently pushing to absorb the water. Let it soak.

Skip all wash cycles. The wash cycle is where agitation happens. Instead, manually set to spin. Centrifugal force will spin the water out.

Soak and spin. Leave the comforter in the machine, allow it to refill with cold water, and soak. Follow with a spin cycle. Repeat as needed.

Do not machine dry. Drape your wool comforter in the sun or a warm place to dry. 

Front Load Washers 

Use the gentlest, shortest and lowest settings. Do not use the wash cycle, which agitates and can ruin your comforter. For best results, wash with a full load. 

To avoid agitation, wrap your comforter around a few towels.

Place the comforter in the machine and fill it with cold water. Add a small amount of biodegradable detergent or wool wash to the dispenser. Let it soak.

Skip all wash cycles. The wash cycle is where agitation happens. Instead, manually set it to spin. Centrifugal force will spin the water out.

Soak and spin. Leave the comforter in the machine and allow it to refill with cold water and soak. Follow with a spin cycle. Repeat as needed.

Do not machine dry. Drape your wool comforter in the sun or a warm place to dry.


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