Care Instructions

Eucalan Lingerie Soap

Washing your bras and other lingerie properly is the best way to extend the life of your garments. Always check garment labels for specific care information and follow these guidelines.

How often should I wash my bras?

Every time you wear them. Yes, every time. Throughout the day, body oils, perfume, perspiration, and other particles are worn into the bra. The fibers need to be washed clean after each wear or those substances will build up on the bra, particularly on the elastic. As the fibers are clogged with unwanted material, it will cause the fabric to stretch and lose its natural “bounce”, greatly reducing the comfort of the bra. In fact, it can cause the bra to stretch enough to change the fit. If you notice a bra is sometimes really comfortable, but other times the wires dig in, be sure you are washing it after every wear so that the band isn’t stretching and allowing the wires to move out of their correct position.

Washing your bra after every wear will not damage the fabric, including lace, when washed properly. The fabrics used in bras will last much longer when cared for properly than when they are worn repeatedly without having a chance to be refreshed.

Should I wash by hand or in the machine?

Hand washing is the most gentle way to wash a bra and can be surprisingly easy to do. Machine washing is typically just fine, but consider hand washing after reading through our instructions.

To hand wash your lingerie, fill up a sink or basin with room temperature water. Add in Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash and swish your garments for several minutes. Let them sit for 10-15 minutes and then drain the water. Hang the garments or lay them flat over a towel and let them air dry.

If you prefer to machine wash, you will need to use a mesh lingerie bag to protect your lingerie. Fasten bra hooks and eyes and fold your bras to place them in the bag. If you are washing molded cup bras, fasten the hooks, but place the bras on top of one another without folding the cups. We still recommend Eucalan No Rinse Wash for machine washing. You can place several bras in one bag, as long as they have a little room to move around. Use the most delicate cycle you have on your washing machine. Once the cycle is complete, hang your garments or lay flat to dry.

We do not recommend using Woolite® on your lingerie, because it is difficult to rinse out completely. If the soap stays in the fibers, it will cause the elastic in your garments to stretch out prematurely.