Random Find of the Day: Soak Washing Powder!

In a new series of random finds (I do, occasionally buy things other than make up, honestly, like bacon and books), I present to you today, SOAK – a clothing detergent (is that the right word?) that is very eco-friendly and great for delicate items.

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I got some sachets to try (£1.65 from here) – apparently you can just put your item in a bucket or sink or whatever, and put this stuff with it and ‘soak’ it.

I think this will work rather well for….– For Bras
– For lacy things
– For cashmere
– For delicate knick knacks

I actually wanted these to begin with because I had seem some other people talk about it and both me and Mr Candy have sensitive skin and get the itchies – quite often laundry detergent is to blame, but then again, what do you expect when you get Buy One Get One Free Spar Ocean Breeze 99p Powder.

They say:

Soak™ the stuff you care about most. Keep the fibres you love looking great with Soak. This rinse-free formulation is perfect for washing your laciest lingerie, your softest sweaters, hand-made quilts and even baby clothes. Soak is gentle and deliciously scented with fabric-friendly ingredients that revitalize fibres so they look great and last longer.

Soak is available in three fresh fragrances; Flora, Aquae and Citrus, also in Scentless.

Soak’s products are designed to meet or exceed international product quality standards. Soak is biodegradable, phosphate-free, non-toxic and dye-free. The company uses a recyclable label substrate and water-based, environmentally safe inks.

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Its also a really lazy way for me to get my underwired bras clean basically, I can just put them in the basin (if they will fit – ahem) and put one of these in.

I quite liked it – easy to use and nicely scented. Its not the cheapest thing though, but I will get some specifically for things like my wooly jumpers and underwear.

Soak – worth your time or waste of time?

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  1. MandyP says

    I wash my bras with plain old shampoo; the cheap stuff works fine, but some folks prefer baby shampoo. I wear Cacique bras (36C, though I’m normally a D cup) and find that they can be tossed in the washing machine and still come out looking like new.

    I find shampoo’s also great for washing cashmere and other wool items; it’s very gentle.

    • Row says

      Hi Pandy

      I will do try that (with Shampoo). I get lazy and chuck them in the washing machine then moan when they dig in the sides…