Washing Instructions for Natural Fibers
For best care of natural fibers and your Ohganix garments
Most of our garments can be washed with the garment care instructions below: (If garment has different wash instructions we will state it on its corresponding webpage or on the products garment care label.)
Hand or machine wash cold with like colors. Use chemical free detergent and wash with other chemical free clothing. Do not bleach. Lay flat or tumble dry low. Cool iron if needed. (We prefer air drying to help protect the environment from off gasses, save energy, and give your garment a longer life. Air drying also helps protect the fabric from pilling and rubbing against other fabrics in the dryer.)
*Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets as they contain many toxic chemicals and fragrances.
*For extra care wash your smaller Ohganix garments in lingerie bag to separate from other clothing.
Eucalan Wash Instructions
How to use our recommended “Eucalan” wash for our intimates and mohair wool-filled breast forms.
Hand wash in tepid water with dime size amount of the detergent. Massage detergent gently into your garment or mohair fiber-fill stuffing gently in sink or clean bowl filled with the detergent and water. Pat out extra water and lay flat on a towel to air dry. Detergent does not need to be rinsed from wool as the natural lanolin helps to maintain the fibers. Rotate material or fibers in between drying to allow moisture to evaporate from both sides.
For a more detailed instruction and video tutorial on how to care for your intimates with Eucalan wash, click here to watch a video.
FYI Facts on the harmful effects of chemicals in most laundry care products that are not derived from natural sources:
*Fabric softeners were developed to decrease static in synthetic fabrics, not natural fibers, and serve no purpose for natural fabrics. They stay in your clothing for prolonged periods and leave a residue, which never really completely washes out.
*When fabric softeners are exposed to heat such as hot water or a dryer or an iron, vapors can be released into the environment. These chemicals can be inhaled and absorbed by your skin- further impacting human welfare along with the environment.
*Dryer sheets when heated are noxious for the release of chemicals through dryer vents out into the environment. Some health effects from being exposed to the chemicals in fabric softeners include:
- Central nervous system disorders
- Blood pressure reduction
- Irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract
- Pancreatic cancer
Facts Cited from: http://www.care2.com/
*Dryer sheets are designed to stay on clothing for a long period of time and slowly release their chemicals throughout the day, which leads to prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals.
*The toxins in dryer sheets and their chemical fragrances enter the body both through inhalation or are absorbed through the skin. http://www.lifenatural.com/
*Nearly every chemical that touches the skin finds its way into the body and into the bloodstream. As a result, wearing toxic fragrance chemicals is actually quite similar to eating them. http://www.naturalnews.com/