Disinfecting Your DIY Face Mask

Since we are all wearing masks when venturing out nowadays, I wanted to share some disinfecting tips for disinfecting your DIY face masks:

  1. Disinfect in Washing Machine

  2. Disinfect in Sink

  3. Disinfect with an Iron

Details on how to use each of these methods--

Disinfect in Washing Machine

If you have a washer and dryer available, the CDC says a regular washing machine should do the job of sanitizing your masks. Be sure to wash your DIY face mask after each use in a delicates bag to protect the elastic from becoming disheveled. Wash your face mask with laundry detergent and is hot water or with a sanitizing setting. Next, dry your mask in your dryer on a high-temperature setting. This same method would also work for other cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves.

Disinfect in Sink

Fill your sink with really hot water and dish soap. Let your face mask soak in the hot soapy water for at least five minutes. Be sure to let it completely dry before rewearing.

Disinfect with an Iron

You can disinfect your non-flammable DIY masks in dry heat. Sanitize masks by ironing them.

Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/how-to-disinfect-your-diy-face-mask/