We all treat our expensive and delicate silk sarees with utmost care. They are often reserved for special occasions as we don't want them to get stained or dirty, especially those with embroidery work or fragile embellishments that can prove difficult to clean. While we can send them for dry cleaning, doing this on a regular basis is not a feasible option as it burns a hole in the pocket and may result in colour fading and dullness in appearance.
We had heard of multiple home remedies like using soap nut, ritha or shampoo to clean silk sarees at home. On trying them, we found that using soap nut was time-consuming and was not very effective in getting rid of stains. When we tried using shampoo on another occasion, we saw that it had caused the sarees’ colour to fade, and there was a definite dip in its lustre.
However, over time we have come up with a tried and tested method to clean our silk sarees gently without causing any damage to the fabric. To make your job easier, we have listed a step-by-step guide on how to clean silk sarees effortlessly at home.