How to Detox Memory Foam Pillows

Memory foam pillows are excellent sleep aids. They can stop snoring, help relieve back and neck pain and adjust to your body to provide maximum comfort and support while you sleep. They are more complicated to clean than regular stuffed pillows since you can't just throw them in the washer and dryer. All pillows may become blemished with urine, blood or other stains, though, so it's good to know how to clean and detox yours at home.

Keep your pillows fresh and clean.

Step 1

Remove your pillow from the case, and vacuum both sides thoroughly. Avoid vacuuming any wet areas.

Step 2

Fill the spray bottle with a solution of half water, half hydrogen peroxide or half water, half white vinegar.

Step 3

Place the pillow in the bathtub or sink (if indoors) or on a clean surface (if outdoors). Spray the stained area of the pillow thoroughly with the cleaning solution, wetting the foam until the liquid runs out the other side.

Step 4

Rinse with the hose or spray shower head. Squeeze gently to remove most of the water.

Step 5

Empty and rinse the spray bottle. Fill with warm water and 2 tbsp. of detergent. Spray the pillow thoroughly, front and back, with the detergent solution. Rinse until the water runs clear.

Step 6

Remove as much water as you can by folding the pillow in half and pushing firmly. Stand the pillow on edge, and let it sit in the sun until it's completely dry.

Siva Stephens

Siva Stephens has been a writer since she could hold a pencil. She has written newspaper articles, medical manuals, advertising copy and gags for cartoonists. Stephens has been publishing online since 2004, most recently as a contributing author for the Oregon Encyclopedia Project.