Wool & Cashmere Shampoo
How to Wash a Down Pillow Using Wool and Cashmere Shampoo
How do you wash a down pillow? For starters, don’t overload your washer. Wash only a pillow or two at a time, depending on the size of your washer. Pretreat any stains with a stain solution. Then launder on delicate using Wool and Cashmere Shampoo, which ensure the pillow keeps that pearly clean white. Remove the pillow promptly when the load is finished and then tumble dry on a low temperature setting. Make sure the pillows are completely dry. Otherwise, they’ll mildew from the inside out.
DIY with The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo instead of Dry Cleaning
Safely wash your woolens at home with our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. Cashmere wash and wool wash are no longer a distant dream! Save time and money by washing your garments at home.
Our Cedar blend naturally repels garment-eating critters, such as moths, with its cedar base while soothing your senses with a combination of rose, sandalwood, and orange.
How to Video
How to machine wash a wool, cashmere, or blended coat
Learn how to use the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo!
Wool and Cashmere
Watch Gwen & Lindsey demonstrate how the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo is used!
For Best Results
Additional Fabric Care
To remove stains and odor, pretreat soiled areas with our Stain Solution or Wash & Stain Bar. To de-pill, use our Sweater Stone or Sweater Comb. To keep items fresh between wearing and washing, use our Wool & Cashmere Spray.
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How to Use
• Stain removal: Target areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs with the Stain Solution or Wash & Stain Bar.
• Odors: Add ¼ cup of vinegar to a cool water bath and soak item for 30 minutes.
• Wash only like colors together to prevent dye transfer.
• Handwashing is always the best and safest method for treating woolens.
• Prepare a “bath”: Fill a wash basin or sink with cool water and add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.
• Submerge item: Gently agitate so your items will be evenly soaped and wet.
• Soak item: Let the item soak for no longer than 30 minutes at a time.
• If there’s color in the water: This is normal; the yarn dye is simply releasing color. You will not notice any loss of color post wash.
• Rinse well: Run cool water through items until rinse water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of your item.
• Set machine to the woolens/delicate cycle. Make sure the water is cold.
• Place item in a Mesh Washing Bag, inside out. Add the appropriate amount of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo according to the label.
• Remove promptly from the washer to reduce creasing. Do not put in the dryer!
• Pre-dry item using a towel: With the item in its original shape, lay flat on a towel. Roll up the item in the towel (like a sleeping bag) to remove excess water.
• Lay item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or clean towel.
• Steam if needed. Do not iron! Ironing will crush or flatten wool's sensitive fibers.
Pills & Lint
• De-pill delicate knits with the Sweater Comb; the comb is ideal for fine gauge yarns and will handle edges such as cuffs, collars, and waistbands. For heavier gauge items such as knit sweaters, blankets, and upholstery, glide the Sweater Stone over affected areas. Always work tools in one direction.
• Remove lint, fuzz, and hair with the Cashmere Brush. Brushing between wears will release natural oils that rejuvenate yarns.
Added Care & Storage
• Freshen items between wearing and washing with the Wool & Cashmere Spray.
• Always store knits folded to prevent stretching or distorting.
• Prevent bug and moth infestation by storing in a breathable cotton/canvas bag with a zip closure.
• Always store items clean to avoid inadvertently providing a “food source” for bugs.