Soak isn’t just for hand-washables – it’s a great option for the machine, too. We use it for all our favourite dresses, dress shirts, wool socks, store-bought sweaters, winter hats and name it!

Soak works in both regular and high-efficiency (HE) machines, and is great in top-loaders and front-loaders. Use it the same way you would a liquid laundry detergent, and run the machine on the delicate cycle. You can use the rinse cycle or skip it – depends on what you’re washing.

Top tips

  • Soak is great for machine-washable delicates: it combines the efficiency of machine-washing with the gentle formulation of Soak. For extra protection, wash items inside your Eco Wash Bag.
  • Use Soak for bulky items like washable winter coats, duvets and quilts – anything that isn’t practical to hand wash but could benefit from the gentle formulation.
  • We love washing sheets, blankets and pillows with Soak. The light fragrance that lingers after laundry day makes it a pleasure to make the bed – and drift off into deliciously-scented dreams.

Machine washing instructions

  1. Load. Throw whatever you want to wash in the machine. For delicates, use the Soak Eco Wash Bag for extra protection: simply zip it closed and secure the zipper pull under the tab. Pour Soak into the soap dispenser – add one teaspoon per gallon of your machine’s capacity.
  2. Wash. Wash the load in cool water on the delicate cycle. Depending on what you’re washing, you may want to skip the rinse cycle (Soak is a no-rinse formulation, after all) and save water.
  3. Dry. Lay knits and lingerie flat to dry. Line-dry other items to save energy, or use the dryer when needed. Delicate items that can go in the dryer can stay in the Eco Wash Bag for extra protection.