Soft minky blankets are the best way to feel warm and snug when the temperature goes down, and Starlight Minky offers hand-made, beautiful minky blanket designs the entire family will love. When your blanket is this soft, you might wonder if washing it will compromise its softness. At the end of the day, a lot of products these days are full of damaging additives and dyes that can ruin fabrics over time. So, to help you out, here are some minky washing instructions you should follow.
Minky Washing Instructions
Fortunately, there is an easy and simple way to wash your minky blanket without harming its softness and compromising on comfort.
You can wash your minky blanket in the washing machine. However, the most crucial thing to remember is that natural ingredients are the best.
When washing your minky blanket, always use COLD water. Using heat on the blanket is going to melt the fibers of the blanket and your blanket will lose its softness. Also, for best results, make sure to wash the minky alone. Avoid adding other laundry items, such as bedding or clothing.
It is advisable to use regular liquid laundry or powder detergent. It is not recommended to use pods on your blankets. Also, machine washing a minky blanket will not shrink it as it's made of polyester.
In addition, you should NOT use a fabric softener. The fibers of minky blankets are extremely fine. If you wash the blanket with fabric softeners, the water has a hard time pulling the softener from the blanket fibers. It is going to get trapped between the fibers and harden once it dries, your blanket will feel crusty.
To keep your blankets like-new softness
To help control static and keep your blanket soft we advise that in place of fabric softener you add a solution of white vinegar and baking soda to your washing machine.
- ⅓ cup of white vinegar
- ¼ cup of baking soda
The mixture of natural items can actually be used in place of laundry soap. Alternatively, you can even use it as an additive to make sure it always smells clean and fresh.
Drying Your Minky Blanket
The right way to dry a minky blanket is to air dry. Whether outdoors or indoors, air-drying your minky blanket can extend its lifespan and prevent static accumulation. Nevertheless, if you really have to put your minky in the dryer, make sure to use an air dry or tumble dry setting. Use the dryer to tumble dry your minky blanket until it's nearly dry and then, if feasible, remove the blanket and hang it until it dries up completely.
Just remember, NO heat, and NO fabric softener and you shouldnt have any problems keeping your blanket as comfy as ever!