Lunapads are machine wash and dry friendly. Rinse in cold water prior to washing with your regular detergent. Lunapads were made to fit into your regular laundry routine, so there’s no need for a fussy, complicated washing process. Just toss ‘em in the machine with your other laundry! As with all dark or brightly colored laundry - wash with like colors. Lunapads should be completely dry before storing in a clean, dry place.
We recommend using natural laundry products where possible, to protect our environment, and because regular detergents can often contain hidden bleach or fabric softeners that can affect the performance of your Lunapads. Avoid the use of chlorine bleach or fabric softeners, as this will decrease the performance and absorbency of our products and is harmful to the environment.
A few cautionary notes:
If you choose to soak before washing, do not soak pads for longer than a few hours - pads left in soaking water for too long can encourage bacterial growth and mold.
It’s not our recommended method, but if you choose to hand wash your pads, be sure to rinse well, as detergent build-up can inhibit absorbency and lead to odor issues.
Avoid the use of Hydrogen Peroxide or Oxygen Brighteners. While these products can be excellent at removing blood stains, they are also harsh on natural fibers and can react with the metal snaps on Classic Lunapads, causing the fabric around the snap to weaken.