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Wool is one of the easiest materials to take care of, but you have to do it right. Regularly cleaning and caring for your wool mattress topper is important. If it’s neglected, the lifespan of your wool mattress topper and mattress can be greatly reduced.
Let’s take a look at three tips for cleaning your wool mattress topper:
1. Daily breathing (every day)
Some people make their beds every day. If you have wool bedding, it’s actually a good idea to unmake it. Pull your comforter, sheet, and any blankets down away from the mattress and mattress topper. This allows the moisture that has been absorbed into the wool from your body throughout the night to escape into the air.
2. Fold and flip (every month)
Once a month, fold your wool mattress topper down to allow moisture to escape from between the topper and the mattress. Separating the two every so often keeps any possibility of mold or mildew growth at bay (though wool is naturally mold and mildew resistant).
In addition to folding the mattress topper down, take this time to flip it over so that a single side isn’t overused.
3. Sun bleaching (every 3 months)
One of the best ways to clean your wool mattress topper is to lay it in the sun. Sunlight naturally bleaches, deodorizes, and even disinfects wool. If you lay your wool mattress topper flat on a clean surface (or hang it over a railing) in the sun about once every three months, your bedding will stay fresh and clean.
For more tips and care instructions for your wool bedding, check out our Product Care page. At Shepherd’s Dream, we want to make sure you know how to care for your wool mattress topper and bedding so it lasts and you sleep your natural best!