These pillowcases are made from mature silkworm cocoons obtained from the Mulberry tree. They feature anti-bacterial characteristics that help keep your face clean while you sleep, and their special treatment makes them impervious to stains and wrinkles.
Silk is known for its anti-aging properties, which make it great for your skin. The material is also hypoallergenic, so it does not cause skin irritation or acne breakouts. It helps to reduce wrinkles and prevent hair loss.
How to Wash Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
Washing a silk pillowcase is the same as washing any other type of clothing. You can hand wash it or put it in the machine. A dryer is not recommended.
Wash Silk Pillowcases by Hand
If you want to wash your silk pillowcase by hand, fill your sink with warm water and add a few drops of mild detergent. Swish the pillow case around in the water to get it wet, then place it into a mesh laundry bag before placing it into the washing machine. Run your spin cycle gently before removing it from the bag and hanging it up to dry on a clothesline or drying rack.
Try putting a few drops of vinegar into your rinse cycle for extra freshness and softness when washing silk pillowcases by hand.
Machine Wash Silk Pillowcases
Machine-washable silk pillowcases are available at most department stores and online retailers. These are made of 100% silk fabric, so they are easy to care for and stay looking beautiful for years.
When you’re washing your Blissy Pillowcase, take care that you don’t wring it out. Wringing will damage the fabric and make it weaker over time.
Step 1: Fill your sink or basin with cold water.
Step 2: Soak your pillowcase in the water for 5 minutes to let it absorb some of the water (this will make it easier to wash).
Step 3: Remove from the water and gently squeeze out excess water (do not wring). If there is any lint coming off on your hand at this point, don’t worry! This is normal because our silk fabrics are made of fibers that are naturally very fluffy and linty. It’s also why we recommend washing them by hand instead of putting them in a washer or dryer.
Step 4: Rinse again with cold water until all of the soap has been removed from your pillowcase. You may need to repeat this step a few times to get all of the soap out – we recommend using warm water instead of cold if you have hard water in your area as hard water can leave behind mineral deposits that aren’t easily removed with just cold water rinses).
Step 5: Lay flat on drying rack or
Silk pillowcases are incredibly soft and smooth. They’re also very delicate, so you need to take some precautions when washing them.
Here are some tips on how to wash your silk pillowcase:
Hand wash your silk pillowcase in cool water with a mild detergent that has no scent or dye. You can also use a mild liquid soap or a wide-spectrum, natural dishwashing soap like Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap. Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
Rinse the pillowcase thoroughly in cool water from the back side of the fabric (the side without any decorations). This will help prevent water marks from showing up on the front side of the fabric
Do not wring or twist out the pillowcase after rinsing—just lay it flat on a towel to dry
How to Wash Your Blissy Pillowcase
Washing your pillowcase is not complicated, but there are a few things to keep in mind. To start, make sure you’re using cold water! Hot water will damage your silk pillowcase.
If you have a front-loading washer, you may want to use the delicate cycle for your first few washes. (You can also use cold water on your regular cycle.) This will help protect the fibers from getting tangled or snagged on other clothes or towels in the wash.
After a few washes, you can go back to using normal cycles and hot water.
Always wash new silk products separately from other items so they don’t get snagged or damaged during the wash cycle. After each wash, hang your pillowcase up by its loop so it has time to dry flat — this will help prevent wrinkles and creases from forming as it dries. You can also lay it on top of a towel after each use or machine wash cycle so that it’s ready for use again quickly!
If you’re like us, you want to wash your silk pillowcase often. Silk is a natural material and because it’s not synthetic it can get dirty easily.
We recommend washing your blissy pillowcase every 2 weeks (or every week if you are particularly sensitive). This will help ensure that your silk stays soft and clean.
To wash your blissy pillowcase, follow these steps:
1. Fill up a clean sink or bathtub with cold water and add a small amount of mild liquid soap (like baby shampoo or gentle dish detergent). The amount of soap you use depends on how large your pillowcase is. If you have a standard sized pillowcase, use 1/2 teaspoon of soap per 1 cup of water (this will be about 1 cup for most standard sized pillows). If the pillowcase is bigger than standard size, double the amount of soap so that it covers the entire surface area of the fabric. The soap should be just enough to create some bubbles in the water without being too concentrated or thick.
2. Place your pillowcase into the soapy water and gently agitate it until all parts are thoroughly wetted with suds from top to bottom. You don’t need to scrub hard.
Wash your silk pillowcase in the gentle cycle with cold water. Use a mild detergent that is free of bleach and scents.
After washing, lay the pillowcase flat on a towel and roll it up tightly. Squeeze out excess water from the pillowcase by rolling it back and forth on the towel for about 5 minutes.
To dry, unroll your silk pillowcase and leave it open until it is almost dry. Fold in half lengthwise, then fold in half again lengthwise so that there are 2 layers of fabric together. Then fold in half again widthwise (3 layers). Put this rolled-up bundle of silk into an empty pillowcase and put into the dryer on low heat until completely dry (about 30 minutes).
Always air-dry your silk pillowcase after washing it! If you do use a dryer, be sure not to overheat it or hang dry it – this will cause shrinkage!
Blissy Pillowcases are made from 100% silk and are extremely durable.
They can be machine washed in a gentle cycle and dried on low heat. But for best results, we recommend hand washing your Blissy Pillowcase with mild detergent and water.
Dry your pillowcase flat on a clean surface, preferably outdoors in the sun. Avoid hanging it on a clothes line as it may stretch out of shape.
We recommend using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process if there is no sunshine available.
The Blissy Pillowcase will shrink back to its original size once it has completely dried.
How to Dry Silk Pillowcase
Silk is a highly absorbent fabric, which means that it can be difficult to dry. To prevent shrinkage and keep your silk bedding looking like new, follow these steps:
Wash in cool water on the gentle cycle. Use a mild detergent and avoid fabric softeners or dryer sheets.
Hang your silk pillowcase on the line or over a clothesline to dry. If you don’t have enough room for this, use a wooden hanger instead of plastic ones that can leave marks on the fabric.
If you hang your silk pillowcase outside, make sure that it’s not exposed to direct sunlight because this will cause fading.
Line-dry your silk pillowcase indoors if possible because heat from an electric dryer can damage the fibers over time.
It’s important to dry a silk pillowcase in the right way to keep it in good condition. Silk is a natural material, so it will shrink and become damaged if you don’t take care of it properly.
Dry on low heat. When drying your silk pillowcase, use the lowest heat setting possible. High heat can damage the fabric and cause it to lose its lustre and softness.
Dry flat or hang up to dry. Never put your silk pillowcase in the dryer because this will damage the fibers permanently. Instead, lay out your pillowcase on a flat surface or hang it up to air-dry after washing it by hand or putting it through the washing machine on gentle cycle with cold water.
Steam iron only when necessary. If you have wrinkles in your silk pillowcase after washing it, steam ironing may be necessary before you wear it again or fold it up for storage until next use.
When you’re sleeping, you’re not just resting. You’re also letting your body recover from the day before and get ready for the next. Your body works hard to repair itself, especially while you’re sleeping—and it needs your help to do that!
In order to give your body what it needs during this time, it’s important to find a pillowcase that will let you get the most out of your rest. This means choosing a pillowcase made of 100% cotton or silk. Cotton is a natural fiber that breathes well and doesn’t trap heat like synthetic materials do; silk is a natural material that helps keep skin healthy without trapping bacteria in its fibers like some synthetic fibers can do.
It’s important to dry silk pillowcases and sheets properly to protect them from damage. Silk is a delicate fabric that needs special care to keep it looking new.
Tips for drying silk pillowcases and sheets:
Hang the items outside in the sun to dry.
Pat them with a towel or press lightly with an iron if they are damp. Ironing silk may cause static electricity, which attracts dust particles.
Put the items in the dryer on low heat only if they are very damp. If necessary, put a clean tennis ball in with them to help fluff up the fibers after drying.