How To Wash Your Period Underwear:
- Rinse your Period Underwear in cold water within 24 hours. You can also soak your Period Undies in a bucket of cold water with a little bit of laundry detergent until you are ready to wash them.
- Put your Period Underwear into a Laundry Wash Bag that can be zipped closed, then into the washing machine.
- Wash your Period Underwear on a warm wash (around 40 degrees Celsius).
- Hang dry your Period Undies. Do not put them in a dryer or iron them.
- Do not use fabric softener or bleach on your Period Underwear
Brief / Hip Hugger Period Underwear Fabric:
Inner: 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Elastane
Middle: Breathable PUL, 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Elastane
Outer: 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Elastane
Bikini Period Underwear Fabric:
Inner: 80% Organic Cotton & 20% Polyester; Breathable PUL
Middle: 70% Bamboo Fiber & 30% Vicose
Outer: 70% Bamboo Fiber & 30% Vicose
Gemma (left) wears an XL/AU14 and Jo (right) wears an M/AU10
How many hours can I wear my Period Underwear for?
Well that depends on how heavy your period is. Our Period Panties hold up to 4 tampons worth, which is equivalent to 1 day with a medium - heavy period. If you generally use more than 4 tampons during the day, make sure you keep a spare pair of Period Undies in your bag just in case.
Does Period Underwear stain?
To decrease the chance of your Period Underwear staining, make sure you rinse or soak them within 24 hours after wearing them. If you are not doing washing for a couple of days, leave them soaking in a bucket of water with a little bit of laundry detergent.
How many pairs of Period Underwear do I need?
That depends on how long your period lasts, and how heavy it is. We recommend changing your Period Underwear each day and night for heavier periods. So if your period usually lasts 4 days, we would recommend 8 pairs of Period Underwear. If your period is light or you are at the very end of your cycle you could easily get away with wearing them for up to 24 hours.
Can I wear Period Underwear with other menstrual products?
Yes you certainly can. For those with heavier periods, we recommend pairing your Period Undies with a Reusable Menstrual Cup for that extra protection. Our menstrual cups are made from medical grade silicone, can be worn up to 10 hours and last up to 16 years!
They can also be worn with tampons and pads, but in all honestly they don’t need to be. They have 4 layers of protection so you should be more than fine to just wear your Period Underwear by themselves.
Can I wear Period Underwear Swimming?
Unfortunately you cannot wear your Period Underwear swimming. Those 4 layers holding it all in will definitely leak out into the pool. We recommend using a Reusable Menstrual Cup when you go swimming, as you will be fully protected from leaks.