How Do You Wash a Weighted Blanket?

Jun 27, 2019 • Jimmy Page

Weighted blankets are finding their way into more and more homes thanks to their myriad sleep and relaxation benefits. So does that also mean they are making their way into washing machines and dryers? Luckily, Luna weighted blankets are machine washable! So whether you have a weighted blanket (or a few) to help you or your child wind down, you’re probably wondering how to best keep it clean and comfy. How do you wash a weighted blanket? Can you put it in the dryer? Read on below for all the necessary care instructions!

Machine-Washable Weighted Blanket Care Instructions

Even though our Luna weighted blankets are filled with premium-grade glass beads, they are machine washable thanks to their quality construction! We hope this comes as great news, especially if you’re now used to using your weighted blanket quite a bit or have multiple in the home. To wash your EKO-TEX® certified cotton Luna weighted blanket, follow these simple instructions and your weighted blanket will not hurt your washing machine:

  1. Wash it separately in cold water.
  2. Select the delicate cycle, or other lowest, gentle setting.
  3. Use gentle or mild detergent.
  4. Tumble dry on low or line dry.

Can You Put a Weighted Blanket in the Dryer?

As you can see in the aforementioned step number four, that is up to you. You can tumble dry your weighted blanket on low, and that’s safe for both your dryer and the blanket, no matter if you have a lighter kid’s weighted blanket, or the adult's 15 or 20-pound. If you are not in a time crunch, line or hang drying your weighted blanket is another great option. Some of our customers prefer to do that just for the extra assurance that the softness will remain just as it always did!

Should I Wash My Sherpa Fleece Weighted Blanket Differently?

If you opted for our plush sherpa fleece weighted blanket, which is made from 100% microfiber, care instructions are just the same as our classic cotton option. Simply wash your super-soft sherpa fleece weighted blanket with mild detergent on a gentle or delicate cycle, tumble dry on low or hang dry for that extra fresh air-dried feeling. And the same goes for our extra-calming and cooling 100% lyocell bamboo Bamboo weighted blanket, too. 

Cleaning Your Weighted Blanket Cover

You guessed it—to clean your Luna weighted blanket cover is just as simple as the blanket itself. Follow the same instructions no matter if you opted for the soft cotton, Minky 100% microfiber, or bamboo weighted blanket cover. While the whole weighted blanket itself is safe for the washer and dryer in the right settings, you may prefer to only wash a lightweight cover. Whatever fits best with your laundry routine! 

Find Your Perfect Weighted Blanket

Knowing the answer to “how do you wash a weighted blanket,” probably doesn’t apply if you don’t yet have one, huh!? If you’re ready for a new weighted blanket or to add another to your collection, shop around our awesome selection of the best bedtime blankets. From different colors, materials, and weights, and a whole kid’s weighted blanket line full of colors and patterns—we know you’ll find a Luna blanket you absolutely love. Not sure where to start? Check out our best-selling classic cotton weighted blanket and follow the weight guidelines to find yours today!

Cotton Weighted Blanket

Cotton Weighted Blanket

Care Instructions: Wash on a Low Gentle Setting | Dry on Low Heat or Hang Dry

  • Outer Shell: 100% cotton
  • Filling: 100% polyester & microfiber + glass beads
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • OEKO-TEX 100 certified (HKX 17867)
  • 8 loops on every corner and side to accommodate cover ties
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