Owning organic cotton bed and bath fabrics is a fantastic way to increase your well-being and reduce your carbon footprint. However, taking care of them can be a bit of a challenge. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips that will help you keep your organic cotton bed and bath fabrics clean, soft, and looking their best. Let's get started!
How To Wash Your Organic Cotton Fabrics
When it comes to your cotton bed and bath fabrics, washing is the most important step you can take. Organic cotton fabrics love to be washed on a gentle cycle in warm water, preferably with a non-bio detergent. Washing your organic cotton bed and bath fabrics in cold or hot water can shrink them and damage the fibers.
Some types of cotton, such as those grown in India, are very prone to shrinkage when wet. To avoid shrinkage when washing your organic cotton bed and bath fabrics, make sure to wash them individually in loads no larger than 3 to 5 pounds.
We love our organic cotton sheets and blankets, but it's important to take care of them so they'll last and continue to feel like new. We suggest you use a natural, plant-based detergent. These contain natural ingredients that won't strip your organic cotton bedding of their natural shine, or make them stiff and crunchy. They'll also leave room in your budget for other luxurious, organic bed and bath products.
When washing your organic cotton sheets and blankets, add about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to every load. This will help remove odors, dirt, and any residue left behind by detergents. This baking soda also encourages your sheets and blankets to retain their softness.
How To Dry Your Cotton Fabrics
Make sure to air dry your cotton sheets, blankets, and towels. Hang your organic cotton bed and bath fabrics outside if possible out of direct sunlight, or on a well-ventilated clothesline. Most cotton sheets, blankets, and towels dry fairly quickly, even in cold temperatures. However, if you're concerned about hanging your organic cotton sheets and blankets outside in the winter, you can use a drying rack.