Tags on silk scarves often suggest dry cleaning. However, with care, you can hand wash your silk scarf with mild natural cleaning products and water:


  • Add a tiny amount non alkaline shampoo to a basin of water below 86 degrees F.
  • Soak silk scarf in the water for a few minutes.
  • Gently lift the scarf and plunge it up and down in the water and then move the scarf against itself to wash.


  • Place the scarf in a basin of cold water mixed with a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Swish the scarf gently and move it against itself to rinse. Turn the scarf over and repeat.


  • Place the scarf on a towel and roll it and pat to remove the excess water. Do not wring or squeeze the rolled towel.
  • Hang flat on a rack to air dry in a well ventilated area.


  • Bleach.
  • Storing in area with mothballs.
  • Storing your scarf with perspiration on it. Wash and dry it first.