Handwashing Hosiery

Did you know that hand washing hosiery not only cleans and refreshes, but it can actually extend the life of your item if you use Eucalan? Since there is no need to rinse out after washing, there is a decreased chance of snagging or inadvertently causing a run in your stocking or thigh high. The lanolin naturally conditions and softens fibres, and our all-natural formula is free of optical brighteners or other additives which break down elastic fibres. We recommend Lavender, Grapefruit, or our jasmine scent Wrapture to care for these delicate items, as each scent contains naturally antiseptic essential oils; for the truly scent-sensitive, we recommend Natural, which contains no added chemicals to hide the natural scent of the product.

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If you have invested in high-quality hosiery or thigh highs , make sure you are caring for them properly using these simple steps to hand wash:

  • Add Eucalan to  basin or sink; fill with tepid water (room temperature water, not hot and not cold).
  • Insert article to be washed and soak for 15 minutes (minimum).
  • Squeeze article gently to incorporate water and soap through fibres.
  • Pull article out of water and gently squeeze out excess water. Do not twist or ring.
  • Hang hosiery to dry.
  • If you need to launder in a machine, place hosiery in a mesh laundry bag or pillow case and be sure that it is separate from items with clasps or velcro (click here to find out how to use Eucalan in your washing machine).

VienneMilano makes some of our favourite thigh highs which are perfect for wearing year-round; their Spring and Bridal collections are a breath of fresh air for the changing seasons! Show below is the Elisabetta style in white, perfect for adding a touch of seduction to your wedding day (or night).

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We recommend washing each thigh high in Eucalan and storing in the VienneMilano box when dry to prolong the life of your stockings. Click here to learn more on our blog archive and here on the Vienne Milano website.

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Recently, The Lingerie Journal shared an in-depth article about luxury hosiery from Glamory and recommended Eucalan to keep them clean – click here if you missed it! 

Clean + Organize Your Spring!

Spring is approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning and organizing your home! Perhaps you’re in an area where there is still snow on the ground or the trees haven’t quite decided to start budding leaves yet; what better time to stay inside and get a jump on Spring cleaning!

We’ve found some wonderful checklists to make your springtime organization and cleaning easier, and we’ve collected them on our Pinterest board. Here is a preview to get you started cleaning for spring:
Cleaning checklists (L-R):  Spring Cleaning Checklist from Premeditated Leftovers Blog. Home Organization tips from House Mix Blog. Cleaning is still possible without any chemicals with this post from Powerful Mothering on Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils; if you don’t have any essential oils on hand, you can always grab your trusty Eucalan!

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With all this talk of Spring cleaning it is also important to be organized. One of our favorite blogs on home organization shares some great tips on organizing different rooms inside the home.
(From L-R): On the I Heart Organization blog, there are tips and ideas for organizing your cleaning supplies.  In your cleaning this Spring, when you find that you have just too many different craft supplies use these handy tips to store them in a stylish way. The laundry room is often one that gets disorganized and it is difficult to keep the clothes sorted. Try out these techniques using some simple bins and label them creatively to bring some fun into doing laundry.
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Spring cleaning doesn’t always have to involve cleaning supplies and organizing. Take some time to enjoy some spring treats! We’ve got a collection of Spring inspiration over on our Pinterest board, but here are a few of our favorite spring-inspired snacks!
(From L-R): Chocolate covered Strawberries decorated like Easter eggs. For the simple, festive treat. Flower pretzel bites using only three basic ingredients. For the more complex, but elegant spring treat try these Flower Basket Cupcakes.Eucalan Pinterest Spring Inspriation Treats Pin -2 Treats 3

Do you have any Spring cleaning tricks? We’d love to hear about them – leave a comment or send an email and let us know!