Washing silk bedding sets is tricky business. Hand-washing is safe but time-consuming, machine-wash is risky but convenient. Using too much force for better cleaning may prove to be too risky, but just rinsing with water is not enough to clean off the stains. These are common dilemmas that silk bedding sets owners tend to run into; but worry not! Silk bedding sets aren’t as frail as some people make them out to be. Just follow my instructions and you will be fine.
The best way to wash silk bedding sets is using your own hand, it offers just the right amount of cleaning required. If you have the time to spare, you should always hand-wash your silk bedding sets and other smaller silk pieces in lukewarm water (30C/86F). Avoid regular soap because the basic nature of soap will damage silk bedding sets. If you cannot get your hands on specialized silk cleaners such as TENESTAR (it’s not that difficult to get to be honest.), you can use very light cleaning agents such as baby soap or wool cleaners (which are also used to clean protein fibers as wool is also made of proteins). After you have applied cleaning agents, you can rinse silk bedding sets with clean water or with diluted white vinegar.
Machine-washing mulberry silk bedding sets is somewhat risky. From a personal point of view, if your building only has those really old-style washing machines that don’t have a “delicate” cycle, I would advise you to find somewhere that have better washing machines.