Menstrual panties are the innovators when it comes to comfort and protection on women’s menstrual days. This product was created precisely to reduce the stress of that period, when there’s the fear of staining or when you’re constantly worrying about changing your pad or disposable tampon.
Those who have tried Femi.Eko’s reusable hygiene products already know what it’s like to effectively forget you’re on your period. Why? Because you’re wearing the menstrual panties that protect you for up to 10 hours and that you only bought once. Another great advantage of reusable underwear is that it helps you save money. A single pair can be used for at least 2 years if care instructions are followed.
To make the most of your Femi.Eko menstrual underwear, we come to your aid with a complete guide to washing and care. The more closely you follow the recommendations below, the longer you will be able to use them without them deteriorating.
How to wash menstrual underwear correctly? 6 simple care tips
Menstrual panties should be washed the first time you buy them, before the first use. To be able to wear them, rinse them by hand or use a gentle cycle on your washing machine, but at a temperature not exceeding 40 degrees. Then, after each use, it is important to follow the steps below and follow the care instructions.
1. Rinse in cold water
You’ve used your underwear for your period and it’s time to change them. After use, wash them in cold water to remove menstrual blood. You’ll know the absorbent area is perfectly clean when the water you rinse them in stays completely clear. The key is to rinse them before the blood hardens so that the absorbent layers are thoroughly cleaned. Don’t soak your underpants in cold water for more than 15 minutes.
2. Wash them by hand or in the machine at a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius
After rinsing in cold water, wash your menstrual underwear as normal, just like any other underwear. We recommend using a mild, fragrance-free detergent that cleans the absorbent layers thoroughly without damaging them in any way. Use an underwear bag to put them in before putting them in the washing machine. Very important! Don’t wash menstrual underwear at temperatures above 40 degrees and select a programme with fewer revolutions. Don’t squeeze them aggressively by hand as you can damage the layers.
3. Do not use bleach or conditioner
In the process of washing your menstrual panties you will only use detergent. Conditioner or bleach are not recommended because they can destroy the absorbent layers and also lead to irritation in the intimate area.
4. Use Femi.Eko menstrual panty cleansing gel
You can use the special cleaning gel created by Femi.Eko specialists when you’re on the go and washing your menstrual underwear isn’t as convenient as at home. We’re talking about a product made from natural ingredients, suitable for all reusable menstrual products To clean menstrual underwear, rinse with cold water, then soak the underwear in warm water to make washing easier. Then add the gel and rinse until the water runs clear.
5. Dry them naturally
Menstrual underwear dries naturally, not in the tumble dryer or on the radiator. Temperatures above 40 degrees damage the waterproof layer, so to enjoy them for as long as possible without having to replace them, let them dry freely and thoroughly. Invest in a combo that includes several pairs of panties, in different patterns and colours, that you can change during your period. It’s important to let the panties dry thoroughly so that the layers aren’t damp before wearing, otherwise they will release odours and excessive moisture, making them a poor environment for unwanted bacteria.
6. Don’t iron them
Menstrual panties are not ironable. If you use an iron, the high temperature will melt the waterproof layer and destroy the underwear.
If you’ve used your underwear while you’ve had a vaginal infection, you can sanitise them by washing them quickly at 60 degrees. You can also do this ritual if you feel they have acquired an unpleasant smell. Don’t do this more than twice a year if you want to enjoy a long period of effective absorption.
See here Femi.Eko’s specialist recommendations explained in detail, which will help you keep your menstrual underwear in excellent condition for as long as possible. At the same time, you can add new designs to your collection, such as Smilla or Freja, which have lace inserts and will make you feel great in your sexy, feminine, strong skin. You can also find seamless menstrual panties or waterproof menstrual panties in our online shop. Choose the ones that best suit your tastes and needs!
Cleaning a pair of menstrual panties is a very simple and quick process. You can wash them by hand or in the washing machine, as long as you follow the instructions above. Not only will it not take you long to wash them, but cleaning them correctly will extend their life. Buy them once, use them for at least 2 years. Pretty cost-effective, right?