Washing your period panties: tips and advice

La pair of period panties is a renewable hygienic protection which has many advantages. One of the main ones is that it is washable and reusable!

Whatever your menstrual flow and your use of period panties, there are several steps you should know in order to take care of your menstrual lingerie. Because properly washed period panties are menstrual panties that will last for the long term.

Well-washed period panties can be used and worn for several years: 5 to 7 year-olds. It therefore has the same lifespan than classic panties. So, what are the actions to adopt to properly wash your period panties ? What is the washing and maintenance routine to follow for properly maintain your menstrual lingerie ?

Hand wash or machine wash, dryer or Drying in the open air, homemade laundry or industrial detergent? Louloucup tells you everything to take care of your Loulou panties and thus ensure them the best of lives!

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The 3 steps to take care of your panties gently

Menstrual panties are very specific underwear that must be taken care of. If you want to ensure a long life for your Loulou panties, we invite you to read the essential steps to wash your period panties.

1- Pre-wash or rinse

The importance of rinsing your period panties

Do you take off your panties, tanga or shorty to put on another one? You are not about to launch a machine immediately? The reflex: rinse it with water.

Le pre-washing your period panties is important. It allows you to remove the blood that has been retained in the various layers of fabric of your panties. What is it about ?

How to pre-rinse your period panties

You just put your period panties under thewith regular water et Cold. It is so full of water and you can wring it gently. The ideal is to squeeze it between your two hands to evacuate the water. This way you avoid twisting it.

Repeat the operation until the water is very clear and there is no more blood trail. We emphasize here the importance of using cold water and not hot. Hot or even very hot water affects your period panties and its optimal absorption capacities. The hot water will also set the blood in the tissues. What we really don't want!

What if I have a heavy flow?

You have lost a lot of blood or you are prone to heavy flows ou a hemorrhage ? Do not hesitate to soak your panties. Soaking in a basin of clear (but still cold) water is also possible.


Un prewash is important to receipt of your Loulou panties although they are new and have never been worn. In the case of new menstrual panties, pre-washing is very important in order to activate all the absorbent capacities.

2 - Washing your menstrual panties

Laundry at 30°, short cycle

Your period is over, you can make a batch and send all your panties worn during your with medium flows by machine. Don't panic, you can mix your dirty menstrual panties with the rest of your laundry.

Privilege, on the other hand, cycle at 30°C so as not to attack and weaken your pants. It's even better if you slip your panties into a underwear net ! You can also select the delicate cycle (always at 30°) and wash your panties with your most fragile belongings.

Do you prefer to wash your period panties by hand and avoid machine washing?

You can very well wash your period panties by hand. Then rub the most exposed parts of your panties with a mild detergent. Then rinse well with cold water.

Is there a more suitable detergent than another for your period panties?

We urge you to select a natural detergent, soft and with the healthiest composition possible. For your privacy, your panties but also the environment, it is important to use more respectful and responsible products. We also advise you to avoid glycerin-based detergents which will tend to obstruct the absorbent part of the Loulou panties.
Similarly, softeners et fabric softeners, although very fragrant, are super chemical and should be avoided. Prefer a little White vinegar with anti-limestone power.

What about Marseille soap?

It is of all the compositions of homemade detergents ! Economical and very practical, the famous scouring soap is however quite greasy and composed of a lot of glycerine. Using it to wash your period panties is not the best idea. Use after use, glycerin clogs the tissues, making them less absorbent and less efficient.

However, and fortunately, for all aficionados of home made detergents, like the real Marseille soap is normally based onolive oil. Today, the latter is more difficult to find but it is not impossible. The key is to know the right amount of soap and always prefer detergents with less than 15% glycerin.

If you do your own laundry, find out about fat-free recipes such as ivy laundry or lye to ashes.

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Homemade detergents are not incompatible with menstrual panties. 

3 - Drying in the open air

Avoid all heat sources

We ban the Say no to the dryer. Its hot air can greatly deteriorate the quality of the fabrics of your period panties. Once washed, hang your pantiesyour panties simply. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight in hot weather as well as placing your pants on a radiator or near a fireplace. You will have understood, your menstrual panties don't like the heat!

Dry flat

Finally, the ideal is dry your panties nicely flat. To avoid any development of bacteria or bad odors, we recommend that you wait until your panties are completely dry before putting them on.

Little FAQ about washing your menstrual panties

Do you notice some discoloration spots that are resistant?

It is surely theacidity of your blood or your vaginal discharge which discolors the fabric of the panties. It's not serious but it's very difficult to remove. You can safely use the sodium percarbonate (to be found in drugstores) at the time of pre-washing. However, we do not guarantee that you will find the original state of your panties.

 Do you smell a lingering smell of blood?

Do not hesitate, during a pre-wash, to soak your panties for several minutes with a few drops oflavender essential oil or Tea tree;. With their antibacterial and antiseptic properties, bad odors will be driven away.

Did you run a cycle of 40 or 60°C?

Remember that repeated washing with fabric softener or at too high a temperature will have irreversible consequences. So a washing at 40 ° CThis is not the end of the world, do not panic! Just do not repeat the operation.

Mia Menstrual Pantiespair of period panties

You can now wash our Mia period panties without damaging it!


Following all our maintenance advice allows you to put all the chances on your side to preserve the absorbent properties of your panties but also their impermeability, their elasticity as well as their beauty quite simply!

You now have all the cards in hand to wash your Louloucup menstrual panties properly. A doubt ? Questions ? We are here to answer all your questions.