The right way to wash linen always starts with pre-treatment. When washing linen, always pretreat stains with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, cuffs, and hems.
Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains. (Learn how to get blood stains out.)
The Wash & Stain Bar remove stains such as dirt, grease, oil, makeup, and ring-around-the-collar.
Flax linen is particularly prone to pit stains, yellowing, and dinginess. To remove old and tough stains, presoak with All-Purpose Bleach Alternative in a washbasin using hot water.
To remove odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in hot water mixed with 1/4 cup of Scented Vinegar.