This is a time of year when you might be wearing silk scarves (or cotton scarves, or blended fibres) instead of thick woolly ones. It’s easy for dirt and makeup to get onto them, and they also can retain smells very easily, such as perfume, or even food smells if you were in a restaurant with an open kitchen!
If you love wearing perfume, you will need to wash your scarves more frequently, as the scent changes over time and on different types of fabrics. What smells wonderful on your skin might smell strange when only on a scarf.
Here is a great video on how to care for your silk scarves. You can wash a bunch of scarves at the same time; not only does it save water, it also saves time, since the preparation is the same whether you are washing one scarf or four.
If your woolly hats, scarves or mittens could use a clean, here’s a great video on how to wash them. In the demonstration, only one hat is being washed, but you could also wash 3 or 4 items at once in your sink, to save time and water.
This time of year, there is also a fair bit of rain and even some slush, depending on whether or not you’ve had much snow. It’s easy for splatter marks to appear on coats. Sometimes those marks our your coat aren’t even weather related – sometimes it’s spilled coffee or tea!
We recommend keeping some stain treating towelettes in your purse during this season, to quickly wipe away any spills or splatter marks that might get onto your coat during this wet season. The stain treating towelettes are excellent for spot cleaning leather, too – perfect if you have a leather coat, purse, or gloves. Here is a step by step video showing exactly how to do it:
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It’s coming – party season! It won’t be long before your evenings start to fill up with gatherings of friends, family, work parties, and holiday parties. The next eight weeks are going to be some of the busiest all year long – so you don’t want to have your favourite party clothes stuck at the dry cleaner, or giving yourself the extra chore of taking dresses to the cleaners, waiting for them to be ready, and then picking them back up again. Not when you can take care of all your dressy clothes at home with Eucalan.
Eucalan is non-toxic, biodegradable, free of optical brighteners, phosphates, synthetic fragrance and dye – so it’s a perfect choice for taking care of delicate fabrics or items that have some beading or sequins, which seem so appropriate for dressy winter items. Besides, washing it yourself is easier (and faster) than you’d think! We can walk you through the whole process step by step:
- Add Eucalan to your washing machine or sink with tepid water.
- Immerse dress in water and allow to soak for 15 minutes.
- Squeeze dress with your hands to incorporate soap and water through the fabric.
- Soak dress for an additional 15 minutes.
- Eucalan does not require rinsing, but if you wish to, give it a gentle rinse under fresh tepid water.
- Remove from water and squeeze or spin out excess water.
- You may roll in a towel, but go slowly and be careful not to get any beads or sequins stuck on towel fibres.
- Hang to dry away from direct sunlight or heat (your shower is probably a good spot).
When it comes to preparing for a night out, it’s worth having a Eucalan stain treating towelette in your bag. It’s brilliant for cleaning up any deodorant marks that can get on sleeveless dresses, or remove any food spots.
If you are looking for some dressier clothes for the holiday party season, or just looking for some dressing up inspiration, you should check out our Dressing Up Pinterest Board!
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