Linen Care Guide

Linen is a wonderful fabric that is natural, durable, and breathable. However, it also requires some special care to keep it in good condition. Here are some tips and best practices on how to care for your linen products, including how to wash, dry, iron, store, and remove stains from them. 

How to wash linen?

Linen can be machine washed or hand washed, depending on your preference and the instructions on the label. However, there are some general guidelines that you should follow when washing linen products:

  • Use cold or lukewarm water: Linen is prone to shrinking when exposed to high temperatures, so avoid using hot water.
  • Use mild detergent: Linen is sensitive to harsh chemicals and bleach, which can damage the fibers and cause discoloration.
  • Wash separately or with similar colors: Linen can bleed or fade over time, especially if it is dyed with natural colors.
  • Use gentle cycle or hand wash: Linen is a strong fabric, but it can also become weaker when wet.
  • Do not overload the machine: Linen needs space to move freely in the water, so do not overload the washing machine.

How to dry linen?

Linen dries quickly and naturally, so you do not need to use a dryer. Here are some tips on how to dry linen products:

  • Air dry: The best way to dry linen products is to air dry them on a clothesline or a drying rack, away from direct sunlight.
  • Shake and smooth: Whether you air dry or tumble dry your linen products, you should shake and smooth them out before they are completely dry.
  • Tumble dry: if you must use a tumble dryer, choose a low temperature setting.

How to iron linen?

Linen is known for its natural wrinkles and creases, which give it a casual and relaxed look. However, if you prefer a more polished and smooth appearance, you may want to iron your linen products. Here are some tips on how to iron linen products:

  • Iron while damp: The best time to iron linen products is when they are still damp from washing or drying.
  • Use medium heat: Linen can withstand high temperatures, but it can also scorch or burn if the iron is too hot.
  • Iron inside out: Linen can fade or lose its luster over time, especially if it is dyed with natural colors.
  • Hang or fold: After ironing your linen products, hang them up or fold them neatly while they are still warm.

How to store linen?

Linen is a durable fabric that can last a lifetime if stored properly. Here are some tips on how to store linen products:

  • Clean and dry: Before storing your linen products, make sure they are clean and dry.
  • Choose a cool and dry place: Linen is sensitive to heat and humidity, which can cause it to shrink, fade, or deteriorate.
  • Use breathable containers: Linen needs air circulation to stay fresh and prevent any musty odors or mold growth.
  • Hang or fold: Depending on the type and size of your linen product, you can either hang it up or fold it for storage.

How to remove stains from linen?

Linen is a natural fabric that can absorb stains easily. However, it can also release stains easily if treated promptly and properly. Here are some tips on how to remove stains from linen products:

  • Act fast: As soon as you notice a stain on your linen item, blot it with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Do not rub or scrub the stain.
  • Pre-treat: Before washing your linen product, pre-treat the stain with a stain remover. You can also use a homemade stain remover made from natural ingredients such as lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, or salt. Apply the stain remover directly to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before washing.
  • Wash: After pre-treating the stain, wash your linen product following the instructions on the label and the tips on how to wash linen products mentioned above.

So there you have it

By following these tips and best practices on how to care for your linen products, you can enjoy them for years to come. Read our blog for more.