I have to confess that I have never thought about washing pillows. When they get a bit yuck I throw them out. And since coming back from overseas where I was spoilt with fresh, fluffy pillows every night I’ve become a bit pillow obsessed. So, I was delighted to find this article which tells you how to wash and dry them and restore them to their former glory. Apparently you really should wash them twice a year, so now I’m going around the house washing them all. And I would add another bit of advice to the article – to the final rinse add 20 drops of lavender essential oil to give them a wonderfully fresh odour.