Over time, pillows can turn from a pristine white to an unsightly yellow due to various factors like dust mites and sweat. Simply washing them in the washing machine won't remove the yellow stains.
So, what can you do to make them look new again? Here are some tricks that can help you achieve that.
Lemon and water
The first trick involves an ingredient that most of us have at home: lemons. Boil 2.5 liters of water and add about 6 cups of lemon juice. Soak a pillow in this lemon-water mixture for approximately 2 hours.
After that, wash the pillow with soap and water to remove any stains, rinse, and dry. You can add more water to ensure the pillow is fully submerged in the mixture.
Baking soda and vinegar
Another method involves using two other ingredients: baking soda and vinegar. Both have antibacterial properties and are effective in removing dirt, stains, and sweat. Fill a bowl with hot water, dip the pillow in, and add half a cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda.
Mix well and let it soak for an hour. Then wash the pillow in the washing machine, using a regular wash cycle, and dry it, preferably outdoors.
Lemon and hydrogen peroxide
Lemon is a versatile ingredient for home tricks. In this method, combine it with hydrogen peroxide. Fill a bowl with hot water and add half a cup of lemon juice and a cup of hydrogen peroxide.
Soak the pillow in the mixture for an hour. Then wash it in the washing machine and let it dry in the sun.
And voilà, your pillows will look as good as new!