Yes! You’re a new owner of a Weighted Blanket! We’re so happy for you and your new and improved sleep life. Now that you’ve experienced the good sleep life for a bit, it’s time to think about washing your new Blanket.

This post goes into the details of taking care of your new sleep partner.

Steps For Washing Your New Weighted Blanket

1. Read the care instructions

2. Take care of stains

3. Washing your Weighted Blanket

4. Drying your weighted blanket

Washing your Weighted Blanket requires four-steps. Be sure to check the care label for detailed instructions. We have outlined each step in more details below. 

Step 1: Check the care label 

A crucial first step is to check the care label for instructions of how to wash your Weighted Blanket. Not all Weighted Blankets require the same care since they use different materials.

Step 2: Take care of stains

Before you start washing your Weighted Blanket, check for stains and spot treat them. Important: never wash with bleach! 

Step 3: Wash Your Weighted Blanket

Now that all stains are gone, it’s time to throw it in the wash!

So, how do you wash a weighted blanket? Here’s some care tips for washing your Weighted Blanket:

  • Wash in cold water
  • Choose delicate or permanent-press cycle.
  • Use mild or gentle detergent.
  • Wash only your Weighted Blanket
  • No need for fabric softener. 
  • Do not use bleach. 

    Step 4: Dry your Weighted Blanket

    We advise you hang dry your Olune Weighted Blanket, but if you own another Weighted Blanket you might be able to put it in the dryer on low heat. You might need to dry it twice in order to get it completely dry.

    How Often Should I Wash My Weighted Blanket?

    If you use your blanket daily with a sheet underneath, you may want to wash it once per month. If you only use it occasionally, try airing it out frequently and washing 4-5 times per year.

    If you have one of our Velvet Nappers, we recommend handling it with a little extra care by not washing it too frequently.

    How To Remove Stains?

    You splashed some wine or dropped some coffee or mud on your Weighted Blanket. Most spills involve soaking the stain with some cold water before softly spot-washing with mild laundry detergent. Then wash it as the instructions indicate on the label. If it’s mud or dirt, try to brush it off once it has dried. 

    Choosing A Detergent

    You can use mild detergent in the washing machine - no bleach needed! We suggest eco-friendly soaps. No need to use fabric softener or dryer sheets.  

    My Pet Shed’s A Lot!

    If your pet friend sheds all over your Weighted Blanket, wash it in cold water. Use a lint roller once you have dried the Weighted Blanket. This should take care of most of the pet hair while keeping your blanket in good shape.