Many people ask questions about how to wash periode underwear. Switching from disposable to reusable may seem challenging, but taking care of your Elskbar periode underwear is more simple than you think!
Step-by-Step Washing Guide
Rinse: After use, rinse the periode underwear in cold water until the water is clear to remove as much blood as possible and prevent stains.
Storage: If you don’t wash them right away, you can store the used periode underwear in a Elskbar webag. You can choose the small wetbag that can hold a single pair of underwear or the medium wetbag that can hold periode underwear for an entire cycle. The bags are water and odorproof. Be sure not to store them for more than 3 days.
Machine wash: On the day of washing, put your periode underwear in the washing machine with your regular clothes and wash at 40 degrees. Use a mild soap to protect the quality of the fabric. Avoid using fabric softener or bleach, as these may reduce the absorbency of the briefs and damage the fabric. As long as the periode underwear are rinsed up well in advance, you can safely wash them at 40 degrees.
Drying: After washing, the periode underwear should be air-dried. Although it is tempting to tumble dry, the high heat can damage both the waterproof part and the fabric itself.
Out of the house: If you are away from home or do not have the opportunity to wash them immediately, you can store them in a small wetbag until you get home and have the opportunity to rinse them.
Use again: Once the underwear are dry, they are ready to be used again. The beauty of Elskbar is that they can be reused time and time again, continuing the cycle of environmentally conscious care.
More useful tips:
Wash the periode underwear and let them dry BEFORE using them for the first time. This maximizes the absorbency of the brief.
Note: If you wash the panties at 60 degrees or above, the life of the panties will be shortened due to heat damage to the fibers and the warranty will be waived. With proper care, your Elskbar menstrual panties can last for several years, making them a sustainable and economical choice.
TIP: If you want to save water when rinsing up your periode underwear and if it is difficult for you to have your hands in your blood, try taking the used periode underwear with you to the shower. Put them on the floor and let the bath water rinse them. Finally, rinse free of soap. Then wash as recommended.