Organic nut sacks are the bees knees but it's very important to keep those sacks clean. It's imperative to wash them after each use so that they last longer and are fresh and healthy. Clean nut sacks are healthy nut sacks.
When you first receive your organic nut sacks, make certain to rinse them in hot water, with our without soap, whichever you prefer. It will help to soften them up and prepare them for first use.
Always air dry them in a well ventilated area and make sure that your nut sack is completely dry before storing it away.
The sacks are very durable so they can be washed in the washing machine if you prefer. However, detergents can degrade the material over time and are not food safe. Also, lint isn't super tasty in your nut milk!
If your sacks do come into contact with oils or fats, (for example if you use it to strain bone broth) make certain to wash with a mild detergent.
From time to time or even after every use if you choose, you can sterilize your sacks by boiling them for a 2-3 minutes in plain hot water or a diluted mixture of water, vinegar or baking soda. Drying in direct sunlight is also a great way to help sterilize AND dry your sacks.
To keep your sacks smelling fresh and to release any natural staining, soak them for about 20 minutes in the solution of your choice before rinsing clean and drying thoroughly. We like to soak our nut sacks in a solution of 1 cup of water with 4 tbsp of salt and a dash of grapefruit seed extract for extra freshness. Other great alternatives are water solutions made with hydrogen peroxide, vinegar or baking soda.
Any other questions? Just let us know!