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How To Wash A Weighted Blanket

Don't let the thought of tackling washing your weighted blanket get you down! Typically offered in weights ranging from 15-25 pounds, snuggling up under a weighted blanket is like being enveloped in a comforting, anxiety-reducing, sleep-promoting cloud, a welcome reprieve during a time of such unrest and confusion. With their growing popularity, purchasing and experiencing the myriad of benefits of a weighted blanket is quite simple; washing it and keeping it fresh is a tiny bit more complicated. Not to stress (no one needs any more of that): Our foolproof guide is right here.

Weigh Your Options

Blankets that weigh more than 20 pounds should be taken to a laundromat to be washed in a commercial-size machine. That’s because washing in your at home machine could lead to wear and tear and damage. (Hard. Pass.) If your blanket is under 20 pounds, go ahead and wash it in your washing machine, by itself, using a delicate wash cycle, low spin, and an everyday detergent formula like Signature Detergent. If your blanket is made with wool, cashmere, merino, mohair, or blends, opt for Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.

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Dry Like This

Dry on low heat and low spin until completely dry. You can also add in a few Wool Dryer Balls to fluff and soften and speed up the drying process. Another option is to allow it to air dry outside (drape over a balcony or deck railing) or over a sturdy shower curtain.

Keep The Peace

If you place a weighted blanket on top of your duvet cover and sleep with it in a way so that it does not come in direct contact with your skin, you can get away with washing your weighted blanket every couple of months or so. However, if your blanket touches your skin nightly or a pet sleeps on top of it, we’d suggest laundering monthly or biweekly.