Wednesday, 27 June 2018

How To Clean A Pillow

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 0
How To Clean A Pillow
How To Clean A Pillow

How To Clean A Pillow

I asked you how many times have you cleaned the pillow in the past? Not just the pillowcase. There are important things we want to inform you. Actually, pillows are also important to be cleaned regularly, so as not to cause bad things. Pillowcase, usually washed periodically, to clean from the rest of the dead skin cells, and body sweat. Pillows should also be washed to clean it from dust, bacteria and dust mites. Which of these things can cause itching, skin diseases and respiratory allergies. If it is never cleaned, the pillow can become dirty and grungy because of the amount of dirt that sticks. For that we suggest you also must clean / wash your pillow at least 3-4 months and change pillow every 3-4 years. 

Here's how to clean the pillow so you can sleep soundly every day without worrying will be disturbed by the risk of disease and respiratory problems. But before doing the process, you should pay attention to tags / labels on the pillow (if any). Follow the washing instructions. Each pillow varies in treatment depending on the material / contents in the pillow. 

How To Clean A Pillow
Pillows Tag

How to Clean the Pillow contains Kapok

Pillow containing Kapok / Cotton can not be washed either by machine or hand, if you recklessly wash it, pillow containing kapok will be damaged and will lose kesempukannya. Pillows become too thin and not comfortable to wear. Treatment of this kind of Pillow just drying in the sun alone to heat with the intention that germs / bacteria die overheating. Then, hit the pillow several times with a batter to remove the dust inside the cotton. If there are stains attached to be cleaned, just wash with a washing tool such as a brush and detergent in a tarnished place, without having to wet the whole pillow. 

How to clean Pillows containing Foam / Memory Foam

Pillows containing foam can not be washed with a washing machine, even if you force washing, the risk of foam pillows will quickly break down and fall out. Cleaning of foam pillows can by dipping the foam into water that has been given detergent. The most effective way to clean the foam pillow is the pillowcase is washed as usual but the contents (foam) is quite cleaned by using vacuum to suck the dust stuck on the sidelines of his sponge. 

How To Clean A Pillow
Drying a pillow. Photo : sleeplander.co.uk

How to clean Pillows containing Down / Feathers

Pillows containing feathers may be washed but have to use hand or manual, not with machine. The use of the machine will damage the shape of a feather cushion. The pillowcases can be washed by machine, while the pillow itself must be using manual methods. The drying process can use solar heat, or wind. The process of cleaning the feather pillows will be more leverage in such a way as cleaning the kapok pillow. Pillows contain feathers can easily damaged when frequently washed with water. 

How to clean pillow containing Latex, Water and Air.

Pillows containing latex, have different ways to clean it. Look at the care instructions listed in the tags / labels. Some can be washed / dyed and some should not be washed. Generally latex-laced pillows do not need to be washed, simply cleaned manually. The latex pillowcases can be washed as usual. As for the Health Pillows such as water-filled cushions and air pillows, also do not need to be washed, and the use of pillows are also not every day. The contents of the pillow is also not washable. What can be washed only the cases that is usually made from rubber / plastic. The health / therapy pillow is usually integrated with electricity, so it should not be washed, especially with a washing machine.
How To Clean A Pillow
Aman washing a pillow

How to clean pillow containing micro fiber / silicone fiber

Well, only this pillow that can be washed by machine and human hand. However, you should follow the instructions in the tag / pillow label. In general, almost all cushions containing washable fiber silicon. Here are ways to wash the pillow

1. Prepare compatible detergent, soda powder, deodorizer and washing machine.
2. Turn on the washing machine in settings for maximum load. If possible, set to hot water mode. Wash two standard size pillows (45x65) in a washing machine all at once.
3. Add detergent and 1/2 cup powdered soda. Detergent and Soda powder can help lift stains that stick and whiten the pillow.
4. Add deodorizer into the washing machine for a fragrant pillow.
5. After the washing machine stops working, dry the pillow. Try not to dry with heat (hot dryer). We recommend that the cushion is dried manually only, dried in sunlight in sufficient time to dry it, because if left too hot,  it will damage the silicon fiber. Drying by machine sometimes damages the shape of the pillow. If you wash it manually, it does not need to be squeezed until it is twisted, as it damages the shape of the pillow.

How To Clean A Pillow
Cleaning two standard pillows at once
To find out when to change the pillow, fold the pillow, then remove it. If the pillow back to normal means the pillow is still in good condition, the pillow does not need to be replaced. If the cushion remains in a folded or very slow position in its inflating process to normal shape, it is time to replace the new pillow. However this does not apply to the cotton pillow, foam and latex. Do not fold the latex pillow, just to measure the life time of its replacement.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Water-filled Pillow

Saturday, June 23, 2018 0
Water-filled Pillow
Water-filled Pillow

Water-filled Pillow

Nowadays, variant of pillow more various, not only solid material that can be made of pillow core material. Pillows can now be filled with air or liquid. Water Pillow is a water-filled cushion that is uniquely designed in various motifs and colors, using high quality plastic or rubber materials, so the water inside the cushion does not leak, does not evaporate, and water temperature can be more assured.
The use of water-filled cushion is mostly done in the health field. Because the pillow with the water material, the temperature is relatively lower than the human body. The use of water-filled cushions is usually to lower body temperature or to transform the cool temperature of the pillow to the body. In addition to seeking coolness from water, the use of these pillows is more often applied to people who have spinal problems, back pain, diabetes and trauma injuries (ulcers). However, normal or healthy people can use this water pillow to get the sensation of coolness from the water.

Water-filled Pillow
Water-filled Pillows construction are structurally similar to air cushions. Made of plastic / rubber base material. Water-filled cushions when not in use can be folded and stored with minimal storage space. If you want to use, just filled it with water.
Some benefits of a water cushion
  • Normalize body temperature
  • Reduce headache during sleep
  • Reduce the potential for widening wounds in diabetics
As technology advances. Pillows are made with combination materials, water / gel / liquid with other materials, such as foam or latex. In the structure, usually the gel is located in the bottom layer or inside the pillow core.

Now even there is a hot water cushion (electric heating) that usually its use as a tool of health therapy. The cushion that containing the water can be heated when it is connected to an electricity. 

Water-filled Pillow
Some Benefits of Hot Water Pillows
  • Smooth blood circulation in the treated part of the body.
  • Reduce the pain / stiff at waist, stomach, back etc.
  • Warm the body
Now just choose which one do you need? Ordinary Water-filled Pillows or Electric Heating Pillows? If you are healthy, you just use a conventional pillow ordinary of course.

Air Pillows (Inflating Cushions)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 0
Air Pillows (Inflating Cushions)

Air Pillows

Air Pillows (Inflating Cushions)


You often fall asleep when traveling? Sleeping with an uncomfortable position can make the body achy when awake, other than body, neck was also sick because of its position is not right when sleeping. With current technological advances, it can be minimized by using flexible cushions. That is an air cushion, an air-filled cushion. 

Using a simple air cushion and minimal storage space, you can avoid the problems caused by not using a sleeping pillow which does not find a flat surface for leaning head.

Air Pillows
Common Air Pillow
This pillow was created for those of you who do not want the hassle of carrying a conventional pillow. For the adventurers, traveler or backpacker who always carry a minimum of luggage, air pillow is the perfect solution.

This pillow is very flexible, when the pillow is not used, this pillow can be folded and stored with neat and minimal storage. When the pillow is used, you just blow it. You can adjust hard or soft pillow as needed. The air pillows are also very light, even lighter than a pillow containing goose feathers. The design varies from start like a pillow shape in general until there is a pillow-shaped neck

Air Pillows
Neck Air Pillow
Excellence Air pillow :
1. Lightweight and durable
2. Can be folded when not in use
3. Air filling does not require a tool
4. Anti bacteria, bacteria and dust mites
5. Can be washed
6. Does not cause allergies, odors and fungus
7. Easy to carry anywhere.

Weakness of air pillow
1. Made of hot plastic material for scalp.
2. Not soft and too bouncing.
3. The price is relatively expensive.
4. If leaking can not be fixed.

Air Pillows
Non-Plastic Surface Air Pillow
Currently also available air mattress, but the difference with the pillow, for the mattress usually requires a pump to fill the wind. Of course, because the volume of air needed mattress is bigger than the pillow. Well, if you like to travel or often leave the city, this pillow will be right to accompany you everywhere. Because proper rest and quality sleep, is a very important thing.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase

Sunday, June 10, 2018 0
Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase

Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase
Uzbekistan Natives

Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase

Uzbekistan is not only famous for its beauty but also famous for its ikat tradition like in India, Indonesia and other parts of the world. Fabrics woven from strands of weft yarns or warp threads previously tied and immersed in natural dyes. The looms used are non-machine looms. Tied fabrics can be sewn to be used as clothing and fashion equipment, pillowcases, or as home interior decorator.

Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase
Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase

Manually and Natural Pillow Cushion Making

Ikat Pillowcase from Uzbekistan made of ikat cloth. Manually hand-stitched by craftsmen in Uzbekistan. Reflecting centuries of Uzbekist tradition, vintage handmade ikat woven fabrics of silk and cotton strands dyed bright colors and then woven into a homely and delicate design.

Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase
Orange Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase
Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase using traditional methods for the use of natural dyes made from various native plants. Since ancient times, plants like Indigofera sp., Morinda citrifolia, Erytrina sp., Swietenia mahagoni, and Caesalpinia sappan have provided various colors of color and intensity in highly resistant dyes long.

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Red Color Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase

The Blurry Motifs Of Ikat Pillowcases.

The distinctive feature of Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillow Case is the blurry of The motifs. Opacity is the result of a technique that weavers weave on the colored threads so that the pattern comes out perfectly in the finished fabric. Opacity can be reduced by using finer threads or with craftsmanship. Ties with a slight degree of blur of colors and patterns, are harder to make. Therefore often the price is more expensive. However, this opacity is the characteristic of ikat weaving so often appreciated high by fans and fabric collectors.

Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase
Some Cobalt Blue Uzbekistan's Ikat Pillowcase