Whether you’re hand washing your laciest lingerie, cleaning your cashmere or giving your favorite sheets a whirl in the washing machine, here’s a collection of tips and tutorials that will have you soaking like a pro in no time.
- Pour one teaspoon (or one squeeze) Soak into a gallon of cool water. Make sure there’s enough room for water to completely cover the item.
- Soak it for 15 minutes.
- Gently squeeze out water. No need to rinse. Some color may bleed into the water, but don’t worry, this won’t harm your garment. (Still, it’s a good idea to test fabric for color-fastness before washing.)
- Lay items flat to dry.
- Wash sets (like lingerie) together.
- If you’re anything like us, you probably aren’t going to get your measuring spoon out to do the laundry. Our general rule is one capful (or squeeze) of the 12 oz bottle or two capfuls of the 3 oz bottle for a gallon (basically a sink full) of water. Make sure there’s enough room for water to move around and cover the garment while it soaks.
Soak is great for both regular and high efficiency (HE) machines.
- Check your machine’s instructions to see how much Soak to use. You’ll need one teaspoon per gallon.
- Add it just as you would a liquid laundry detergent, and run the machine on the delicate cycle.
- You can use the rinse cycle or not – depends on what you’re washing.
- Put some Soak on the end of a cotton swab, gently rub the stain, then rinse with water.