Care and cleaning of Cocoro period pants

Taking care of your Cocoro panties is really easy. You can wash them in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry (or by hand if you prefer). They are reusable so you can wear them, wash them, and wear them again! It’s that easy.

How to Wash Your Absorbent Panties

Caring for your Cocoro panties is really easy. You can wash them in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry (or by hand if you prefer). They are reusable, so you put them on, wash them, and put them back on! It's that easy.



Remember to wash your Cocoro before using them for the first time.
This step helps activate the absorption capacity of the Cocoro panties.



Step 1: Hand Wash or Machine Wash, max 30ºC

◆  Inside out
You can wash your Cocoro by hand or in the washing machine, whichever you prefer. At a maximum temperature of 30ºC to avoid damaging the absorbent technical fabrics. We recommend washing the Cocoro inside out to clean them thoroughly.  ◆  Mesh Laundry Bag If you wash your Cocoro in the washing machine, it's recommended to put them in a mesh laundry bag. Your Cocoro will stay in perfect condition by preventing their seams and stitching from catching on buttons, velcro, and zippers from the rest of the laundry.

◆  No fabric softener
Fabric softener leaves a spectacular scent on your clothes, but it damages the fabrics. It adheres to the fibers, clogging them, so the fabric can't perform its function. 


Step 2: Air Dry

The environment and your wallet will thank you. Avoid subjecting your Cocoro to high temperatures. If necessary, you can put them in the dryer. Make sure to do it at a medium temperature so they don't lose their effectiveness.



Up to 60 Washes

You can reuse your Cocoro panties for up to 60 washes without losing their effectiveness. That means your Cocoro panties will work at full capacity for between 2 and 4 years. It will depend on how many times you use them each month. After that, their absorbent and retention capacity will gradually decrease. 



Frequently Asked Questions

Should I soak the menstrual panties before washing them?
It's not essential. You can leave them with the rest of the dirty laundry and wash them with the rest of the laundry. If you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, you can rinse your menstrual panties after using them if you're not going to put them in the washing machine at that moment and hang them to dry. The most important thing is not to soak them for hours to avoid bad odors in the fabric and deterioration.


Can I wash the menstrual panties with the rest of my clothes without the risk of staining them?
Yes, you can put them with the rest of your clothes without a problem. When you take out the laundry, all your clothes will be clean. Remember, it's better if you use a laundry bag to protect them!


What happens if I accidentally put my menstrual panties in the dryer? Nothing will happen, you can put them in the dryer at a medium temperature so they don't lose their effectiveness. It's important not to subject them to high temperatures neither in the dryer nor when hanging them in the sun, especially in summer.


What detergent should I use to wash Cocoro menstrual panties? 
Most detergents on the market are suitable for washing your Cocoro. You should avoid those with an excess of fats/oils and those called "2 in 1" that contain fabric softener. We'll tell you why.


How do fatty ingredients affect my Cocoro?

These components penetrate to the technical fabric of your menstrual panties and adhere to the fibers, hindering their absorption capacity.

These are the ingredients you should avoid on your detergent label:
- coconut oil
- olive oil
- shea butter
- essential oils
- glycerin
- Marseille soap
- soap made from natural oil


Trick to understand the composition of your detergent label
In the composition labeling, the list of ingredients is ordered from highest to lowest content, with the first being the highest proportion and the last being the least representative within the product. If any of the ingredients you should avoid appear at the end or it's indicated that its concentration is less than 5%, your detergent is suitable for washing your Cocoro menstrual panties. Otherwise, if it appears at the beginning or specifies that its concentration is greater than 5%, we do not recommend its use for washing your Cocoro.


Some examples of detergents for washing Cocoro
In supermarkets or regular stores, you can easily find detergents suitable for washing your Cocoro absorbent panties. Here are some examples that the Cocoro team itself uses:

- Norit: Baby clothes, delicate hand wash, delicate machine wash
- Ariel liquid soap
- Frosch baby clothes
- Eroski supermarket delicate garments
- Consum supermarket delicate garments
- Biopompas sensitive skin
- Bonpreu supermarket baby clothes



How does fabric softener affect my Cocoro?
The fabric softener leaves a spectacular scent on your clothes, and for this, it adheres to the fabrics. The problem is that by impregnating the garment, it clogs it and the fabric cannot perform its function.