Your standard Johnson's will work, but we're partial to the chamomile Para Mi Bebe, found at many a local pharmacy or bodega—the bottle is adorable, and it smells sweet and sugary, not soapy. To keep lingerie in almost-new shape, make sure to hand wash in lukewarm or cold water and lay on a towel to dry—all of which. My favorite soap is orvus Paste, sold in bulk quantities at farm supply stores. i've found it doesn't strip the wool as severely as other grease-cutting soaps. • regular household white vinegar. this neutralizes alkalinity in the bath. • lingerie or mesh bag—preferably with a zipper closure. • towels or sweater rack for drying. 1 Nov Since most regular detergents are too harsh and soapy for delicate lingerie materials — think silk, lace, cotton blends, etc. — investing in a lingerie-specific one will help ensure longterm endurance for your underwear. And, more often than not, you only need a capful per wash, so this stuff will last you.