Frequently Asked Questions about Organic Bedding Care


When you choose organic bedding such as mattresses, bed sheets and pillow covers made of natural materials, you create a non-toxic sleeping environment for yourself. Apart from reducing chemical exposure in your home, organic bedding also provides relief to people suffering from allergies. But, these versatile mattresses and bed sheets need proper upkeep to give their best in creating a sleep-conducive environment in your bedroom.

Unfortunately, many people end up damaging their organic wool mattress and organic cotton bedsheets due to lack of knowledge on how to care for them. That’s why we have compiled answers to some frequently asked questions about organic bedding care. These answers will help you understand how to keep their natural bedsheets and pillow covers in good shape. Let’s have a look.

1) How do I wash my organic cotton bedsheets and pillow covers?

Ans. When washing bedsheets and pillow covers, make sure that you use cold water with half the recommended amount of detergent. If possible, use eco-friendly or natural plant-based laundry detergent for the best results. Wash your bed linens separately in the washing machine and keep the load light to avoid pilling due to abrasion with other fabrics.

2) Can I use bleach to wash my organic bed linen?

Use of bleach or whiteners is a big no-no for maintaining your organic bedding. Whitening agents like bleach can weaken the fibres and damage them over time while causing yellowing.

3) What is the best way to dry my organic bed linen after washing?

Ans. Air dry your cotton bed linens while avoiding direct sunlight as it can lead to fading or yellowing of the natural fabric over time. If you’re unable to air dry your bed sheets or other linens, low tumble dry is recommended for machine drying. But, don’t overload the machine. Make sure there is sufficient space inside the machine to give the linens enough room to dry properly.

4) What if there’s a stain on my organic wool bedding?

Ans. In the case of a stain, gently rub lukewarm or cold water on the affected area to spot it. Apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide or biodegradable stain remover on the area and gently rub it through the fabric. Once the suds are absorbed, run your bedding through lukewarm water. If more cleaning is required, repeat the process. But, don’t submerge your bedding in the water or else it can agitate the wool and cause permanent damage.

5) Is it ok to iron my organic cotton bedsheets?

Ans. It is not necessary to iron your bedsheets as it is made of natural cotton. However, if you love sleeping on freshly pressed sheets, ironing with steam or heat will be good. 

Hopefully, the above-mentioned answers have clarified your doubts regarding the care of organic bedding. With mindful care and proper washing techniques, your organic bedsheets, pillow covers and duvets will last long and keep performing their best for years. If you have any other questions about organic bedding care, contact the experts at Dormio Organic Beds.