Do period pants smell?

Do period pants smell?

Are you thinking of buying period panties but wonder if they will stay fresh or start to smell? This text is for you if you want to know all about odour in period panties and especially how to prevent them from smelling. 

Several new users ask if you can smell your period through your pants. The answer to this question is NO, period underwear shouldn't smell and won't smell if you take proper care of them. As with any other blood, there may be a certain metal-like scent that you may smell when you go to the toilet. But this scent is the same whether it is in a period panty, a menstrual cup, tampon or pad. 
If you notice an unpleasant smell in your period pants after washing them, there can be several reasons. For example, you may have used fabric softener in your laundry which has picked up the scent of your period. Fabric softener is a big no-no when it comes to washing period undies. It could also be because your panties have not been washed sufficiently in the washing machine and has not been rinsed enough.  
But there's no need to worry, there are several ways to ensure that your panties are completely odour-free again, if you've had the misfortune of having a smelly period pants.  

How to keep your period pants fresh

Then how to stop period pants smelling? Here is our top tips for keeping your period panties in perfectly fresh condition. 
Leave your panties in a bath with vinegar overnight. 1 part vinegar 3 parts water. Then wash them in the washing machine at 30 or 40 degrees Celsius on a regular program. Make sure the period panties are sufficiently softened after washing and hang-dry your period panties immediately after washing.   
You can also choose to leave your menstruation panties in a bath with detergent containing enzymes. These are great at breaking down blood particles that cause the smell. Flow Sheets laundry sheets contains enzymes and is a great option to use to wash your period underwear.
But perhaps the most important advice of all when it comes to fresh underwear: 
1.Immediately after use, rinse thoroughly with cold water until the water runs clear.  
2. Squeeze out all the water you can.  
3. Hang them to dry.  
4. Wash them together with similar colors as soon as you get the chance. Try Flow Sheets, eco laundry sheets, that are extra effective at removing blood stains when you wash your period undies!
Good luck! 

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