Caring for linen: How to wash linen sheets

how to wash you linen sheets

When it comes to linen bedding, the hype is real. And the ease of taking care of linen is a big part of what makes it a great choice. 

We’ve put together some tips for prolonging the life of your bedding. The primary goal is to protect the natural fibres from breaking down prematurely so your sheets will last for years. With the proper care, your linen will also get softer over time. So let’s get started.

How often should you wash your linen sheets?

About once per week is a good rule for getting a fresh night’s sleep. There’s no need to worry about wearing out the material as long as you wash gently. One of this fabric's best features is its ability to feel cozier after every wash.

Cleaning linen in the washer

When it’s time to clean your linen, your first step should be to check the care instructions on the tags. They’ll likely tell you to wash your sheets using the delicate (cold) cycle to avoid shrinking your bedding.

Here are a few more tips for an easy wash:

  • Use a small amount of mild detergent.
  • Wash your bedding alone or with like colours in the smallest load possible.
  • Fill the washer with water and detergent before putting your sheets in to avoid discolouration.

Getting rid of stains on linen

Sometimes stains happen no matter how careful we are. So if you find yourself staring down a stain on your beloved linen bedding, don’t worry.

Here are a few things you can do to get rid of stains on linen:

  • Start cleaning the stain immediately so that it doesn’t set deeper into the fabric.
  • Apply baking soda with distilled white vinegar or OxiClean to the stained area before putting your linen in the washer.
  • Blot the stain with one of the above cleaning solutions. Be sure not to rub. This can make the stain worse.

Keep these tips in mind, and your linen will have a long and cozy life.

Why we love linen

As if the simple, relaxed look of this material wasn’t enough. Here are some of the many reasons why we love linen, and we’re sure you will too:

  • SOCCO linen products are sustainably made. 
  • Linen is a plant-based material.
  • It’s soft and breathable so you’re cozy in the winter and cool all summer.
  • It’s much more durable than other bedding materials.

Ready to add some linen to your life? Check out our selection of soft and sustainable 100% linen bedding on soccoannex.com.

When you’re done washing your new bedding, take a look at our post on how to dry your linen sheets. 

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