Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Beauty Squared Closet: SOAK

I discovered Soak when I went for my first proper bra fitting (as an adult) just a few years ago at the fantastic Secrets From Your Sister. It's a laundry detergent for delicates that is gentle, rinse-free, lightly fragranced and actually revitalizes the fabric of your clothes so they last longer. It's also biodegradable and non-toxic so it's just as safe in your sink as it is going down the drain.

I love this stuff. It's made "hand-washing" almost fun. You simply fill the sink or basin with cool water, add your clothes and teaspoon of Soak, let sit for 15 minutes and then gently squeeze out the excess water before laying flat to dry. There's NO RINSING! I love it! How much easier could hand-washing be without the actual hand washing? Wet fabric is prone to stretching so the less you have to handle it when it's wet, the better!

Another thing I love about Soak are the scents. My favourite is definitely Celebration but there are none that I dislike. They're delicate fragrances that don't assault your senses or irritate your skin and there's also a Scentless Soak for those who are sensitive to any fragrance.

It works for all delicates whether they're lingerie or wool and the places you can get it are listed here.

Where has this been all of my life?



  1. Oh man, you are the best! These look amazing!

    Also: Bought the Givenchy mascara today. Only used once, but I look more dramatic than usual! Liking so far.

  2. Fantastic! Great to know. So it's easy to use?

    Thank you! Yes, Soak is unbelievable. You have to do less using Soak than you do using a washing machine!

  3. Yeah, it's pretty cool. Brush lets you angle in any way to apply since the entire thing is an applicator. Like so far!

    I also bought one by BareMinerals, though. I think it's my new favourite makeup brand. It has a brush COMB! Haha, so cool.