How to care for your
duvets and pillows
General advice for all materials
Mites thrive in damp, warm and dark environments.
Therefore, when you wake up in the morning, air your
duvets and pillows well so remaining moisture can
evaporate before putting them back on the bed.
Moreover, you can wash all IKEA duvets and pillows at
60°C (apart from memory foam pillows, where only the
cover can be washed), the temperature at which mites
die. To keep your duvets and pillows free from mites
and dirt, carefully follow the washing instructions. Air
your duvets and pillows often so they will be free from
dust and stay fresh and dry.
You can prolong the life of your pillows with a pillow
protector which protects them from stains and dirt,
read more on page 68.
Care instruction symbols
Machine wash hot 60 degrees
The product is machine-washable at 60 degrees, the temperature that kills dust mites.
Tumble dry, normal temperature.
Iron, medium temperature.
Tumble dry, low temperature.
Do not dryclean.
Do not wash.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not bleach.
Do not iron.
• For down and feather duvets and pillows you should
only use one third of the normal amount of detergent and wash them separately.
• After washing, dry your natural duvets and pillows
in the tumble dryer without delay until the illing
is completely dry. You can place some tennis balls
in the dryer which will keep the illing moving and
ensure more eicient drying. Like that your duvets
and pillows will regain their luiness and dry more
quickly. The balls should of course not shed colour.
• Man-made duvets and pillows are very easy to care
for and can be washed often. They also dry relatively
• A pillow with memory foam illing moulds to your
head and neck. This helps your muscles relax and,
consequently, you will move less and sleep better.
• Consider that it may take some time to get used to
this type of pillow, due to the unique properties of
• The removable cover can be washed at 60ºC. The
illing is not washable; follow the care instructions on