<strong>How to wash period underwear</strong>

How to wash period underwear

Take a look at our washing guide for Zizzi's period panties here.

Washing guide for period panties

The monthly cycle brings not only hormonal changes but also a sense of renewal and a reminder of the body’s natural rhythm. While disposable products end up in the bin, using period panties requires a bit more attention from you. Find out how to wash and maintain your Zizzi period panties in this washing guide so they can be used again and again.

How do I wash my period panties?

When you buy period panties, it’s important to wash them before first use. Rinse them by hand or use a gentle washing machine programme at a temperature of no more than 30 degrees celsius. After each use, it is crucial to follow these steps as well as any care instructions carefully. Here are our recommended washing instructions for period panties:

1. Rinse the panties in cold water after use

After each use, it’s a good idea to rinse your period panties in cold water. This helps to remove excess blood and prevents stains from setting. You can use your hands to gently rub the core of the panties - that is, the bottom of the panties that lie against the vulva - to ensure it's clean. For stains, you can use a stain remover specially designed for delicate fabrics. Avoid soaking your period panties for an extended time.

2. Machine wash at 30-40 degrees

When it’s time to wash your period panties, place them in the washing machine and select a gentle cycle at a temperature of 30 degrees. Use mild soap and avoid using harsh detergents, bleach, or fabric softener, as these can damage the fabric and affect its absorbency. For extra protection, consider using a laundry bag.

You can also hand wash your period panties. Use cold water (maximum 30 degrees) and a mild soap. Gently rub the fabric to loosen any residues.

You can wash your period panties along with your regular underwear and clothes to minimise the number of washes.

3. Let the panties air dry

Avoid using a dryer to dry your period panties. Heat can damage the fabric and reduce the panties' absorbent ability. Instead, hang the panties to dry in a well-ventilated area. While Zizzi period panties may take longer to dry than your regular underwear due to the various layers, it is still the best way to preserve their quality and functionality.

By following these steps, you can ensure the durability and effectiveness of your period panties.

"I recommend having as many pairs of period panties as the number of days your period lasts. This way, you won't need to wash and dry them as frequently during your period.” - @lillisstyle

Frequently asked questions

Yes, period panties can be washed by hand with cold water and a mild detergent. This is a gentle way to clean them and can extend their lifespan.

Yes, you can wash period panties with your regular underwear and clothing. Be sure to select a gentle cycle and use a mild detergent.

To shorten drying time, you can hang period panties to dry with the outer layer facing outwards. This allows the outer absorbent layer to dry faster.

It depends on your menstrual flow. On days with heavier bleeding, it may be necessary to change them more frequently, while on lighter flow days, they can last all day.

It's recommended to have 3-4 pairs for light flow and 5-7 pairs for moderate to heavy flow, depending on how often you wash them.

Yes, many women use period panties as an extra layer of protection alongside tampons, menstrual cups, or pads, especially on heavier flow days.

With proper care, our period panties can last up to 2-3 years. It is important to follow the care instructions closely to extend their lifespan. Zizzi period panties may lose some absorbency after 20 washes.

Period panties are washable and reusable, making them a good alternative to pads and tampons.