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When caring for a natural duvet. it`s suggested that you get the duvet dry cleaned. Although there are duvets that recommend being washed in washing machines. it`s best to dry clean the duvet if it`s made of natural fibres. Natural fibres include cotton. goose down or goose fluff. fur. and duck feathers. The filling in a duvet can become hard and rough if it`s not correctly cleaned.
Duvets made from natural materials are hand made. Collecting feathers or wool is a long process. but the comfort that a duvet provides you is just amazing. Usually. you will get many duvets made from artificial fillings. Artificial filling used to simulate the warmth of natural duvets includes silk. wool. polyester and cotton. These may be good. but they are not as comfortable as the natural thing. This is because duvets filled with organic stuffing are more comfortable and more suitable for the body itself.
Tog rating. Pay attention to the tog rating of a comforter. The required tog rating may differ based on your comfort and the weather. A comforter with a 4.5 rating can keep you cool in summer. The more popular ones that work well for spring. autumn and sometimes even for all year use are the ones with the 9.0 and 10.5 tog rating. Duvets with a 13.5 tog rating are great for cold winters. You also have the option of combining two duvets together during winters - the duvets with the 4.5 rating and the ones with the 9.0 rating.
It`s worth noting that it takes special measures beyond a simple run through the washer to kill off dust mites. Dust mites have been shown to be more effectively killed off if certain essential oils are used in the washing process such as pine. eucalyptus. or peppermint oil. These can kill a large majority of the dust mites in the duvet and will also leave a refreshing scent. Unfortunately just killing dust mites is note quite enough. Most allergies to dust mites are to their waste products and their bodies (dead or live) and so it might be effective to shake out or even beat your duvet with a broom as it`s suspended from a line. After this you will need to redistribute the filling material so that it is evenly placed. If you start out with a dust mite proof duvet cover you will not have to take such extreme cleaning measures of your duvet. you can simply focus your cleaning on the duvet cover on a regular basis and still avoid allergies related to dust mites in a dirty duvet.