Need some easy tips on how to wash a bath pillow? Check out how easy it is to clean a bath pillow. You can easily remove body oils, get rid of mildew, and get your bath pillow clean with these simple tips.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to take a bath instead of a shower. I usually bath every morning and I enjoy just spending some time in the bath reading on my kindle.
I use a bath pillow in the tub, which I love. However, it does tend to get dirty and occasionally some mildew.
Luckily I have found some great tips for washing a bath pillow to keep it clean. If you are tired of a dirty, greasy pillow check out how to clean a bath pillow.
How To Clean A Bath Pillow
To properly clean your bath pillow you will need a few things.
- Laundry Detergent
- Dawn Dish Soap (the blue stuff)
- Laundry Brush (I really like The Laundress Brush)
- Baking Soda
- Hand Towel
I prefer to wash my bath pillow in the washing machine because it is easier. However, you can also hand wash them so they last longer. If you are hand washing it you will also need a container to wash it in.
Step 1: Remove the suction cups from your bath pillow and set them to the side.
Step 2: Fill up the washing machine on the gentle cycle with warm water and add detergent to the machine.
Step 3: Use a little bit of dawn dish soap (about a teaspoon) and the laundry brush to scrub any folds or areas that have some grease or grime.
Step 4: Put the bath pillow in the washing machine along with the hand towel and start the machine.
The hand towel will rub up against the bath pillow helping to get it clean.
Step 5: When the washing machine cycle is done remove the bath pillow and check to make sure it is clean.
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Step 6: If you still see body grease on the bath pillow repeat the above steps again.
Step 7: Lay on a flat surface to air dry. You can wipe down the suction cups if needed.
Removing Mildew From Bath Pillows
If your bath pillow has mildew on it I recommend removing the mildew spots with a little bit of baking soda and dish soap before washing.
Use a small bowl to mix up a 50/50 mix of baking soda and Dawn dish soap.
Then, using the fabric brush apply the mix to the mildew or mold spots on the bath pillow.
Let it sit for a few minutes and then follow the above directions for cleaning the pillow.
Keeping Your Bath Pillow Clean
To keep your bath pillow clean and free from mold and mildew I recommend a few things.
First of all, keep the humidity down in your bathroom by running an exhaust fan when you bathe or shower.
Also, spend a minute when you get out of the tub wiping down the front with a dry rag or microfiber cloth. It will help prevent mildew from growing on it.
By making sure you regularly wash your bath pillow you can keep it free from mildew and provide a relaxing bath for years to come.
Want some other easy cleaning tips?
- How To Deep Clean The Bathroom
- How To Make Homemade Dawn Powerwash
- Spring Cleaning Printable and Tips
I recommend skipping the bleach when cleaning bath pillows. Although bleach works well at getting rid of mold or mildew it also damages plastic. You don't want to ruin the bath pillow with bleach.
Just like the bleach, I recommend skipping the vinegar when cleaning bath pillows. Although vinegar can get rid of mold or mildew it also damages plastic.