linen care guide
To extend the life-cycle of your linens, it is crucial you take good care of them. We've created this guide to make laundry day a more gentle, sustainable and enjoyable experience.
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The main culprits that damage fabrics are friction / abrasion, heat, harsh chemicals & UV rays.
*Prior to 1st wash, carefully read the instructions. We cannot accept return/exchange of items damaged due to improper wash.
Why cold wash & low-heat drying/line-drying?
- Prevents shrinking, color fading/bleeding.
- Helps linens last longer.
- Reduces wrinkles (less need to iron).
- Reduces energy costs.
- Heat sets stains, making them harder to remove.
Why skip bleach, brighteners, softeners, conditioners, fragrances?
- Deteriorates fibers & linen quality.
- Fades naturally dyed linens.
- Triggers health issues like asthma, allergies, hormone disruption—esp. sensitive skin & babies.
- Chemical fragrances provide no cleaning power, only the illusion of cleanliness.
Use natural / gentle detergents instead (better for linens & your health)
- Human Nature
- Nature to Nurture
- Tiny Buds
- Wonderhome Naturals
- Common household brands are also good—choose gentle / fragrance-free / naturally scented variants
STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE
- Treat stains ASAP. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove. Avoid tumble-drying or ironing before treating as heat sets stains.
- Choose the right water temp to avoid setting the stain. Use WARM for oily/fatty stains; COLD for others (coffee, blood, chocolate, ketchup, red wine, etc).
- Use gentle detergents / stain removers. NO bleach & brighteners, which only fade natural dyes, strip and damage fabrics. Spot test if unsure.
- Gently rub or dab. Don't scrub.
RECOMMENDED STAIN REMOVERS
- Stain removers with active oxygen / oxygen bleach like Wonderhome Naturals Laundry Stain Remover. Active oxygen is a color-safe bleach free of chlorine and harsh chemical smells. It safely and effectively brightens, disinfects, removes dirt, stains, and odors.
- DIY stain remover: Soak stain in 1 part vinegar + 4 parts water for a few mins. and launder as usual. Repeat as needed.
HOW TO TREAT COMMON STAINS
- Oils (food, body oils, lotions): Spot clean with mild dishwashing liquid, a natural de-greaser. Wet stain with lukewarm/warm water and gently rub with dishwashing liquid. Launder as usual.
- Fresh/wet blood: Rinse immediately with a blast of cold water so it doesn't set. Gently rub with soap and rinse with cold water.
- Dried blood: Apply thick paste of salt + cold water onto stain and let soak 10-20 mins. Gently rub and rinse with cold water.
BRIGHTEN WHITES NATURALLY
1 | USING BAKING SODA, VINEGAR, SUN
- 1 | Wash cycle: Add 1/2 cup baking soda + liquid detergent.
- 2 | Rinse cycle: Add 1/2 cup vinegar directly or pour into drawer where fabric softener goes.
- 3 | Line dry in the sun, a natural brightener and freshener. Also recommended for dry-clean only linens like duvets/comforters and pillows.
- Why it works: Baking soda, vinegar and the sun naturally whiten, soften, freshen and neutralize odors.
2 | USING STAIN REMOVERS WITH ACTIVE OXYGEN
- Active oxygen / oxygen bleach is a color-safe bleach free of chlorine and harsh chemical smells. It safely and effectively brightens, disinfects, removes dirt, stains, and odors.
- Ex. Wonderhome Naturals Laundry Stain Remover
WHY SKIP BLEACH & BRIGHTENERS
- They weaken and deteriorate fabrics over time, and brings with them irritation, toxins and carcinogens.
- They can trigger health issues like asthma, (even in previously non-asthmatic people), allergies, and hormone disruption—especially sensitive skin and babies.
- They can irritate the skin and eyes on contact.