How to Wash a Weighted Blanket: Tips for Washing Your Blanket and How to Clean It

Once you try a weighted blanket, you will love it so that you end up using it every day. However, as you can imagine, with frequent use, your blanket won’t stay clean forever. Sooner or later, you will need to wash it.

For this reason, it is essential to learn how to clean weighted blankets properlyHere, are some suggestions to keep your favorite weighted blanket nice and clean.

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Queen Size Weighted Blanket: 15lb or 20lbs

Perfectly sized to fit the TOP of the bed, this blanket comes in two weights, 15lb and 20lb. 


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12lb Throw Weighted Blanket

Just right for taking a nap on the sofa or in bed, this personal size weighted blanket goes with you.


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How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

Be sure to check the label on your blanket and read the product description for instructions on your specific blanket’s washability.

If you are not sure how to proceed, it’s best not to guess and check with the manufacturer.

Is It Safe to Use a Washing Machine?

Not all weighted blankets are machine washable depending on the material used. As a general rule, most weighted blankets should be safe in a washing machine, including those with filled beads and plastic poly pellets. However, it is always a good idea to check the care tag with washing instructions for your blanket. 

Baloo blankets are machine washable.

For Baloo Living weighted blankets, it is recommended to wash in cold water on the gentle cycle with whites only, and dry on low heat. Make sure to rinse well using a minimum of detergent and soaps.

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When washing your blanket, you should avoid using fabric softeners and bleach. These are not needed and In fact, they can break down the blankets fibers and damage the blanket.

The Drying Process

You may be surprised to see how quickly a weighted blanket can dry, since its fabric doesn’t absorb water. This means that you don’t need anything more than the low-heat cycle on your washing machine.

Baloo weighted blankets are dryer safe, but you can also just spread your blanket on a clean surface to air dry

Useful Tips to Clean Weighted Blankets

It is essential to take into account the bulk of your blanketWhile a small one can be washed at home, larger types, such as a queen weighted blanket, may require the aid of a laundromat’s professional machine. This may also be needed if the blanket has heavy or visible staining.

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King size blankets and duvets need to be taken to a commercial laundromat with larger washing machines and dryers.

If you don’t feel comfortable with the idea of putting your blanket in a washing machine, you can use a removable duvet cover. This will protect the blanket, and it can easily be washed with warm water and a drop of laundry detergent.

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket in a Nutshell

If you are needing to wash a weighted blanket, the general rule to follow is to clean it with warm or cold water. You don’t need bleach or any special soap or detergent for washing your blanket. If you are in a hurry, you can tumble dry them on a low heat. dry on low.


Written by Elizabeth Grojean. Elizabeth founded Baloo Living after experiencing the profound feeling of a weighted blanket. Elizabeth is committed to helping people live more balanced, grounded lives through products that provide gentle support.