Continuing from our article on How to care for your lingerie we have compiled a list of our five favourite washes for your underwear. Ok ladies, we understand that most of you may not have the time, neither the desire to spend money buying a separate detergent never mind washing your lingerie separately but let us explain why this is necessary.
Lingerie covers a very intimate part of our bodies, so it is important to avoid harsh detergents that irritate your skin. Furthermore, your underwear may be made from delicate fabrics so to retain shape, and for them to last longer, we advise hand-washing your intimates or if time is an issue, machine wash on a delicate warm wash cycle. You can do this by placing your underwear in a lingerie wash bag or even in a cotton pillowcase to protect your lingerie from marks and pulling. So ladies not much work involved, so if you love lingerie as much as we do, we recommend using the following detergents.
The Laundress Delicate Wash 16fl oz
Scented in Lady, an herbal and citrus blend of rich amber, bergamot, lavender, and musk. Highly concentrated—up to 32 washes. £22.00. Available at netaporter.com
Lacey combines spring blossoms with sweet bergamot creating a light yet alluring fragrance. Soak is perfect for your laciest lingerie, softest sweaters, baby clothes, quilts, swimwear, workout wear and all the laundry you love. love it. wear it. soak it. Chose from Lacey, Fig, Yuzu, Scentless, Celebration or Pineapple Grove. £16.50. Available at Amazon.com
Journell Linden Lingerie Wash 16oz
Journell's signature linden fragrance is a highly-concentrated, super-gentle laundry detergent that removes body oils, perspiration, and stains while cleaning and preserving delicate fabrics. It's the best way to keep your lingerie lovely longer-and make it smell amazing too. $18.00 Available on Journelle.com
A Delicate Scented Hand wash
You can get really creative here by soaking your intimates in your favourite hand-wash. Anything that is delicately scented and mild will do. Great option if you don't have a lingerie detergent readily available, you can get one from your local drugstore or if you are a little boogie like us, use something a little more luxurious. You have options ladies and they all work well.