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How to Clean Sheepskin Blankets and Pillows

Sheepskin pillows and blankets will need to be cleaned on occasion. Here are the options you have when cleaning sheepskin blankets and pillows:

Spot Cleaning any of our Sheepskin Pillows and Blankets (for smaller stains)

For smaller stains spot cleaning is ideal. We recommend using our Eucalan Sheepskin Wash or a similar enzyme and bleach free cleaner. A detergent or wash with enzymes or bleach can dry sheepskin fibers and leather. The Eucalan cleaner contains lanolin, which maintains the health of your pillows and blankets. 

Things you’ll need:

  • Eucalan wool wash (or similar cleaner)
  • Spray bottle
  • Clean cloth
  • Wool wire brush

Follow these steps for Spot Cleaning:

  • Mix a cap-full of Eucalan cleaner with 500mL of warm water (100℉ / 38℃). We suggest putting the mixture in a spray bottle.
  • Apply mixture to soiled/stained area of the sheepskin product.
  • Rinse mixture out of product thoroughly.
  • Use a dry clean towel, patting gently, to remove excess moisture.
  • Lay out or line dry product. Make sure not to dry in direct heat or sunlight.
  • Brush once while moist and one more time when completely dry.

Professional Cleaning (large or severe staining)

For stains/soilage too large to spot clean, we suggest bringing your pillow or blanket to a professional leather/sheepskin cleaner. Should you bring your decor to a dry cleaner, make sure they’re familiar with cleaning sheepskin.

Storage

  • Do not store sheepskin pillows or blankets in a bag, box, or any sort non-breathable material. Sheepskin must be able to breathe; this ensures that your sheepskin decor will not dry out or be exposed to condensation.
  • Be sure to store your sheepskin in a cool, well ventilated area.
  • Do not store in direct sunlight or heat.