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Washing Linen Sheets in Australia

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Linen sheets are an investment. Made from premium fabrics and produced with care and experience, sometimes it can feel overwhelming as you wonder how best to care for them. When you wash, store and dry linen sheets properly, they will last you a lifetime. Here’s the best way of washing linen sheets in Australia.

Everyone raves about linen sheets, and for good reason: they are durable, soft and breathable. Linen sheets in Australia, are perfect for warm climates, as well as keeping us warm and snug on colder winter nights. If looked after correctly, they will only get softer and more comfortable with every wash. So how do you know you’re washing them the right way?

Washing Linen Sheets

First off, you should always follow the specific care instructions on the label of your linen sheets. A good rule of thumb is to wash your sheets weekly, in order to have a clean and hygienic night’s sleep, according to healthline. This also ensures the fabric’s longevity, reducing wear and tear as you look after your sheets on a regular basis.

If you’re unsure what detergent you should be using, we’d recommend one with a eucalyptus base. These are generally gentler than other detergents, and linen doesn’t respond well to harsher chemicals and detergents, including bleach. It can damage the material’s fibres.

When you’re loading up the washing machine, make sure the detergent is fully diluted in the water if you are using a top loader. Undiluted detergents will stain the fabric, and we don’t want that!

When you are putting the sheets in the machine, make sure you don’t overfill it. There should be enough room for plenty of water, which needs to be able to rinse through the sheeting. You should always wash on a full cycle with full rinse, using a warm and gentle machine wash of 40 degrees. This way of washing your linen sheets will stop chemicals and bacteria from building up on the material and fibres.

Drying Linen Sheets

To dry linen sheets, follow the instructions. They should be on the care label of your sheets. You can dry sheets naturally in a shady spot (in Australia, they will dry quickly too!) or you can use a dryer. However, there are certain rules that apply to drying linen sheets with a tumble dryer. As a rule, you should avoid tumble drying on a hot setting and be wary of overloading the dryer, as is the case when washing – there needs to be enough space in the dry for the sheeting to properly circulate. Linen, if washed in the correct way, is engineered to actually become softer every time you wash and dry it.

Storing Linen Sheets

You should ensure that your linen sheets are completely dry before you place them in the linen cupboard.

We hope this guide has been helpful in explaining how best to care for your linen sheets. If done well, your linen sheets will last you a lifetime – it’s no wonder so many people invest in the versatile fabric time and time again.

Sigourney Cantelo Shares Her Must-Have Beauty and Style Tips

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It’s easy to say that Sigourney Cantelo knows a lot of things about beauty and style. She was, after all, the former health and beauty editor of Vogue Australia for six years before she launched her own digital platform, Beauticate, where she shares the different beauty routines of high-profile women and offers demonstrations and tips for all the beauty and style buffs out there.

After years of being in the industry, the editor and entrepreneur is now an authority in beauty, style, and everything in between. Here are some of her must-have tips:

  • On her morning beauty routine
    She runs on a tight schedule every day. But after she sends her kids to their respective care, she makes time to meditate for at least 20 minutes. “When you meditate, it gives you serene contentment that I think is the essence of true beauty,” the former Vogue Australia editor said. Cantelo is also practicing Intermittent Fasting where she just drinks two glasses of water or a matcha tea for breakfast.
  • On her morning makeup routine
    Whenever she has events to go to, Cantelo does a full-face makeup using the latest products sent to her. But on her days off, she just puts on her trusty It Cosmetics CC Cream and some Lanolips and she’s good to go. This helps give her skin some rest from makeup so it can breathe and stay healthy. Another great tip she has is to get your lash extensions done so you can go without eye makeup, which is a great way to save time when you’re in a hurry.
  • On her personal style
    She is a big lover of structured and tailored outfits. She says that you have to invest in pieces that will make you look and feel good at work. Her personal preferences include blouses and fitted pants, blazers, dresses, and skirts from Valentino and Isabel Marant. And if you want to dress up your working outfit from day to night, you can add a statement earring or a silk scarf with a coat during the winter. On days when she’s not busy running her business, Cantelo slips into her favourite denim and white tees with flats that make running errands easy.
  • On her favourite beauty brands
    After being in the beauty industry for many years, she has tried almost all types of products out there, making her an authority when it comes to the best brands in the market. She recommends Rationale, Synergie Skin, and Ultraceuticals for cosmeceutical products. Lancome and La Prairie are her go-to skincare brands. Makeup-wise, she swears by Tom Ford, MAC, By Terry, Armani, Chanel, and Nars.

Sigourney Cantelo is definitely one of the best people out there to ask for advice when it comes to beauty and style. In fact, the idea for the name of her website came from a fusion of the words “beautify” and “educate”, thus the name Beauticate. She aims to create a platform where women could learn the tricks of the trade to look and feel good about themselves.

 

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