Yes, so many of the items we make should only be hand washed.
But I just found the perfect detergent that doesn't require rinsing!
No rinse. Really? Yup.
Introducing Soak. Soak is modern care for fine fibers. This rinse-free formulation is perfect for washing your hand-made Darn Good Yarn items, laciest lingerie, your softest sweaters, swimwear, workout gear, hand-made quilts and even baby clothes. Soak is gentle and deliciously scented with fabric-friendly ingredients that revitalize fibers so they look great and last longer.
We have four scents available in 425mL/ 14oz bottles. You'll get 80+ washes from them!
Citrus has the delicious smell of “fresh-squeezed clean”.
Aquae is a “purely elemental” scent that’s like a breath of fresh sea air.
Scentless keeps your hand-washables (and sensitive skin) completely fragrance-free. Just a fresh and ultra-clear way to take care of the fine fibers you care about most.
Flora is a lovely spring fragrance that will make you “stop and smell the fibers”
If you'd like a free sample with your order, just let me know!
How to Use:
For hand-washing, pour 1 teaspoon into one gallon of cool water. Soak item for 15 minutes then gently squeeze out water. No need to rinse. Lay knit items flat to dry. Wash sets (like lingerie) together. Some colour may bleed into the water- don’t worry; this won’t harm your garment.
Test fabric for color-fastness before washing.
Soak is also ideal for machine washing- including High Efficiency Machines. Use the delicate cycle and measure Soak based on your machine’s instructions. You can either use or skip the rinse cycle, depending on what you are washing. Measure Soak by individual machine guidelines
If you’re anything like the Soak staffers, you probably aren’t going to get your measuring spoon out to do the laundry. Our general rule is one capful (or squeeze) on the 14oz bottle or two capfuls on the 4oz bottle for a gallon (sink full) of water. Make sure there’s enough room for water to move around and cover the garment while it Soaks.
No rinse means that the product is a low-suds liquid. When you soak your items, the dirt and detergent comes out in the water and what is left in the item evaporates. When you squeeze out the water, you are left with a hint of fragrance that dissipates over time. You can rinse if you want. Rinsing does not affect how Soak cleans. It just removes the fragrance.
No rinse means less agitation for fibers. It is easier on garments and makes them last longer. It also uses less water which is good for the planet.