Period underwear have become increasingly popular over the years due to their convenience and sustainability. However, washing them can be a bit tricky, especially if you're new to using your period or incontinence underwear. Proper washing and care are crucial to keep the underwear hygienic and in good condition. How do you wash your period underwear? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to wash period underwear effectively. A step by step guide on how to wash period underwear


Firstly, rinse the period underwear well in cold water. This step is essential to remove any excess blood and prevent staining. The easiest way to rinse them is to do it while in the shower, bath or in a laundry basin. Alternatively, you can leave them in a bucket of cold water with a bit of laundry detergent to soak if you're not doing washing for a few days. If leaving your underwear to soak, make sure you rinse them again before placing them into the washing machine.

Always wash your underwear in cold or lukewarm water and avoid using fabric softener or bleach as they are made from organic material with mostly plant dye for the material coloring. These products can damage the material and reduce their effectiveness. Instead, wash them in a laundry washing bag with other delicate items on a 40-degree machine wash cycle. This will help keep the underwear in good condition, prevent any damage, pilling, de-threading or tears. The lifespan of your period underwear will also be extended by taking care to rinse, wash and dry the underwear with the recommended instructions. EMFLOWER period and incontinence underwear will last up to 90 machine washes when washed in a laundry wash bag and on a spin cycle under 800 rpm.

How to dry period underwear

After washing, hang the period or incontinence underwear to dry. They cannot be put into the dryer as the four absorbent layers in the crotch need to stay in place. It's best to hang them in a well-ventilated area and avoid direct sunlight. If you forget to rinse or wash them for a couple of days, put the period underwear through two machine washes to help get rid of any stains or smells.

Always wash your underwear in cold water and avoid using fabric softener or bleach. These products can damage the material and reduce their effectiveness.

Washing your period underwear is not as complicated as it may seem. But if you are in doubt, just send us an email or connect with us on our socials and we would be happy to help answer your questions. With proper care, your period underwear can last for years, making them a sustainable, healthy and cost-effective option for managing your menstrual cycle.

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March 11, 2023 — Jessica Ross

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