Buying lingerie can be really exciting, but it also can be expensive at times. Whether you’re buying a bra that you’ll wear every day or a baby doll that you’ll wear on special occasions, you’ll want to be sure that you take care of it correctly. Failing to do so can take the life, color and support right out your sexiest wears and you don’t want that, now do you?
No, I didn’t think so.
So use this little lingerie how-to as your guide to keep your lingerie(bras, Adam & Eve bustiers, panties and thigh highs included) looking fresh and sexy. And perhaps you can even use it as an excuse to a buy a few more items–you know, just so you can prove to yourself that you can take care of your lingerie.
When you first buy a new garment, make sure you wash it before you wear it. You may be thinking, “but it’s new, it’s clean, what’s the deal?” But you’ll want to do this to ensure two things: that it is actually clean and that you’ve washed away all of the chemicals the manufacturers put on the garments to preserve them.
When washing them you will want to make sure that you wash them all by hand. I know it’s kind of annoying and takes extra time, but it’s definitely worth it. It’s up to you to figure out how often you want to watch your garments, but when it comes to daily wears, you should wash your bras every two to three weeks and well, your panties every time you wear them.
When washing them, you will first want to sort them out by colors. Washing darker garments with lighter ones can cause the lighter ones to look dingy, so separate accordingly.
Then make as many cold water baths as you need to take care of your loads. You will want to make sure you use cold water because it will protect the fabric and color.
Next, add detergent that’s made for delicate clothing, like Woolite,Soak, or Eucalan. Using any standard detergent could potentially damage your garments. So if you’re going through all this trouble to wash them, make sure you don’t skimp here. Dissolve the lingerie wash in the water bath and throw in your lingerie. You’ll want to let them all soak for a few minutes.
Once they have soaked, take each item and gently rub them together to get the detergent to really soak in. Be sure not to distort the shape of any bra padding or underwire.
Thoroughly rinse each item with water once you feel like you’ve scrubbed them sufficiently. Make sure you get all of the detergent out, otherwise you could end up with a rash or irritated skin. No one wants that in their sexy time areas.
Then you an either lay each item out to dry, you can hang them or place them in a lingerie bag and throw them into the dryer. Your best bet will be to lay them out in their shape. Avoid throwing anything with metal, plastic or spandex into the dryer.
Finally, be sure to put them away neatly and in their actual shape. This will keep them looking perky for years to come.
Introducing Yuzu. It’s the scent you’ve been waiting for. It’s so lovely it’s a bit silly. It is a kiss of tart citrus + crushed eucalyptus. It is currently available in 3oz Soak bottles and 3oz Handmaid.
Yuzu will be initially available in 3oz (flight friendly) bottles, made from 100% post-consumer resin. The larger bottle size will debut in the spring. The bottle, the formula and the design are great for your skin and the environment.
Yuzu’s label is the first in Soak’s upcoming series of designer labels. This label collection (yes, all 8 tiny bottles have different labels) is designed by the lovely and talented traditional fine art printmaker, and a turncoat commercial textile designer Lizzy House. Collectible, indeed. You can see more of Lizzy’s work on her blog.http://lizzyhouse.typepad.com/
The 3oz bottle has a MSRP $10 and is available in Soak Wash and Handmaid. It is available for order at www.soakwash.com.
Soak Wash and Triumph Australia
Soak is also happy to announce that after a successful test period, Triumph International will be selling Soak Wash as their exclusive wash in their retail outlets across Australia.
For more information about Soak, emailJacqueline@soakwash.com or go to www.soakwash.com