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How to Clean FABRIC MASKS and DRYING them – NATURALLY – Video
NATURAL WAY TO KEEP FABRIC MASKS CLEAN AND A GREAT HACK FOR DRYING THEM
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As Seen on Good Morning Arizona (3TV/Phoenix) – Monday, August, 10, 2020 at 8:45am & Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 6;55am.
Masks are in contact with our faces many hours a day. You are breathing air in through them so it is vital that you wash them without using chemicals. Many laundry detergents are filled with harsh chemicals.
If you are using an all-natural Chemical-free laundry soap then you are doing a good job.
These are my natural tips for laundering them, drying them and storing them.
WASHING FABRIC MASKS
First, I suggest keeping a delicates laundry bag in a convenient spot so everyone can put their used mask in at the end of the day. I keep one in the mud room.
Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap is perfect for laundering masks. It is natural, made with natural oils that will break down makeup, sweat and dirt easily and will leave no residue behind. I love Dr. Bronner’s with Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree Oil is an antibacterial antimicrobial. What could be better for a mask you are wearing over your mouth and nose.
You can put a few squirts (read label instructions) in a basin of very warm water. Let them sit for 10 minutes or so and then squeeze the solution through the masks to dissolve and remove dirt. Fill a basin with fresh water and rinse the masks well, squeezing water through the mask. Rinse several times. DO NOT use fabric softener or fragrance beads. They are loaded with chemicals that you don’t want to breathe in and can cause irritation on your face.
You can also wash the masks in the washing machine. Put them in a delicate bag and use the Dr Bronner’s Soap according to dilution directions. Allow them to go through the entire cycle. I use the quick cycle which is 35 minutes. It works perfectly.
DRYING THE MASKS
No matter which way you wash the masks drying them can be a pain. Do not put them in the dryer. It can shrink and ruin the shape of them. I have seen people hanging them on door handles all through the house. I have found that a scarf or hat hanger works perfectly and holds a lot of masks.
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It holds a lot of masks and takes up no extra room.
I have a container for each of us that we keep our clean masks in a convenient spot for each of us.
I also like to keep some masks handy in the car. I use an inexpensive purse hook that attaches to the headrest to hang my clean spares on. Check the purse hook at this link. You can use up to 4 hanging on the front seat headrests.
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