Showing posts with label laundry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label laundry. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lets talk Laundry.

Are your salon/spa hampers looking a little rough lately?

This is one area of a business that typically does not get much TLC. Lets change that! These beautiful Rush Grass Laundry Basket's are just what the doctor ordered. 3 Beautiful colors to choose from - Black, Red-brown, Natural. This piece of woven rush grass furniture provides an attractive alternative to wicker and rattan furniture. This clothes hamper has a distinctive tapered design, with a small "footprint" for all of you Eco enthusiasts!

An attractive hamper that is a great decorative accessory for your treatment rooms!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Protect Your Investment: Caring for Massage Linens

One of the most important responsibilities you have as a massage therapist is to care for your massage table linens. Linens covering massage tables are unique in their usage, since aside from just covering and protecting your bed, they are splashed and stained with oil on a regular basis. And we all know how much fun it is to remove oil stains!

As a business owner, you want to ensure that you are getting the best wear out of your linens. But how do you effectively remove the stains and prolong the life of your sheets? Follow the below tips to get the most out of your massage linens:

Wash Daily
I know, laundry is not my favorite task either, but in order to effectively remove oil stains from massage table linens, washing daily is crucial. Massage oil often goes rancid quickly, which sets the stain in further, and also makes your linens smell like French Fries after a while...gross! If you are unable to wash daily, store your unwashed linens in black plastic bags (like garbage bags), sealed against air and light to keep any oil residue from going rancid.

Pro Tip: Keep hand towels close by while performing a massage or body treatment to avoid using your linens to wipe off excess oil!

Pre-Soak Stains
As soon as your client leaves your treatment room, inspect your sheets for oil stains (it is easier to check while they are still on the table, rather than once they are bundled up ready to be washed). Treat any stains you find immediately using either your regular linen detergent or a degreaser (such as Dawn dish soap).

Laundry Tips
For badly stained linens, wash twice to remove the oil stains. Wash with warm (not hot) water to avoid setting in stains, and rinse in cold water. If you have stubborn stains, you may want to consider adding bleach or a non-chlorine bleach additive in the second washing to rid the remaining oil from the linens. Our favorite detergent is the Lotus Touch Always Fresh Detergent, which is a professional-strength, biodegradable detergent that has be specifically formulated to break down massage oil stains. This detergent is great for use as a pre-soak for those stubborn stains as well!

Drying Tips
Never dry your sheets in the dryer unless you are sure all oil has been removed! Drying the oil not only sets the stain, making it even more difficult to remove, but it can also be a fire hazard! When drying, throw 2-3 tennis balls in the dryer with your sheets - this will fluff them up and help them dry more evenly. If possible, line dry your sheets to extend their life.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bleachsafe Towels

Bleachsafe Towels are here, then gone! They're moving faster than the line at the DMV (haha!). Does "Bleach Safe" mean that your kids can start doing the laundry? Even they can't mess that up... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Bleachsafe Towel selection HERE!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Don't Just Wash Your Linens, Clean Them!

Effectively cleaning your Spa Linens and Towels can sometimes be challenging since most detergents aren't formulated to break down oils, lotions and other commonly used products in salons and Spas. Pure Spa Direct confidently carries and recommends 2 products that will prolong the life of your expensive linens and towels: Lotus Touch Always Fresh Laundry Detergent and BREAKTHROUGH Detergent!

Lotus Touch Always Fresh Laundry Detergent comes in a 1 gallon container, and costs only $19.90! This professional-strength, PH balanced, biodegradable detergent is specifically formulated to break down oils, eliminate stains, and neutralize odors. Lotus Touch Always Fresh Laundry Detergent will give your linens and towels a spring fresh smell and feel!

For all you salons and spas that are constantly running out of detergent, BREAKTHROUGH Detergent is the product you've been looking for! This incredible detergent comes in 40 pound container and you only need to use 3 oz. per load! You can safely clean and brighten your color and white linens and towels in home and commercial machines. BREAKTHROUGH Detergent utilizes oxygen stain removal properties to efficiently and effectively remove oil and protein stains. No pre-treating or rewashing required for this miracle detergent to work! BREAKTHROUGH Detergent was designed to eliminate damaging chlorine bleach, giving your towels and linens a longer and cleaner life! BREAKTHROUGH Detergent suggests using the longest wash cycle available and is effective at low temperatures & all water types. Cleans and brightens colors and whites.

Finally your towels and linens can be cleaned, not just washed!