All of our 100% natural and/or organic wool filled mattresses last for years if cared for properly. They MUST be placed on a slatted or ventilated frame to let them breathe and please do strip off all bedding completely and aired out very well every week. Any moisture (i.e. beverage spills or overnight accidents) must be sopped up with clean white towels immediately then the mattress must be spot cleaned with a hydrogen peroxide solution if necessary and allowed to dry completely before it's used again. Flipping every two weeks ensures batting will keep it's shape.
The best way to care for all of our wool-filled bedding is to expose them to direct sunlight and fresh air once a month. This will evaporate all the moisture that may be contained within the fibers and will also freshen the bedding by taking out any body odors. Another alternative to sunning and airing is to put topper in the dryer on cold air fluff or 10-20 minutes (check every 5 minutes) with a tennis ball or clean tennis shoe to re-fluff the fibers. Stains may be spot cleaned using a solution of 1:3 parts white distilled vinegar and water, or a dilute solution of Kookaburra Wool Wash. You can also try diluted hydrogen peroxide. Spray the water/vinegar solution on the stain and expose to direct sunlight. Blot wth a clean white paper towel, Let dry, continue this method until stain fades and odors dissipate. Or, use a non-toxic spot cleaner. Use as directed. Be sure product dries completely. If sunning and airing is not feasible, bedding products may be professionally cleaned by an upholstery method using a wet-cleaning technique. They can be dry cleaned, but most people prefer not to due to the toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning.
Hemp and organic cotton
Hemp and Organic Cotton can be machine washed with warm water and tumble dry. We recommend Kookaburra wool wash, or if using your own detergent, use less than the package recommends unless items is extremely dirty. Some shrinkage is to be expected, the hotter the washer and dryer the more it can shrink. Fabric softener is optional. Do not use chlorine bleach (like Clorox). Oxygen bleach is fine. Pressing is optional. Hemp gets better with each wash. Organic Cotton has a natural oil that after several washes, will become more absorbent. Where absorbency is desired, fabric softener is not recommended.
Hemp and silk
These fabrics should be treated as a delicate due to the silk content. Turn items like pillowcases inside out, and wash on delicate cycle. Not much detergent is needed. Cool water. Fabric softener optional. Air dry.
Puddle pads and mattress protectors
Wash these following instructions for 'hemp & silk" above.
Zafus and Zabutons
These can be spot-cleaned with carpet cleaner, then vacuumed. The wool fill can be removed from the zafus and the fabric washed, then re-stuffed.
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