As some of you may remember from my Instagram, I undertook the ultimate detergent showdown last year, testing over 25 detergents and putting them through their paces. I was very pleased to see that NIN Luxury Lingerie is now carrying my ultimate winner, Soak Wash.
Soak Wash is an eco-friendly Canadian company that cleans beautifully. It is a no-rinse formula made with plant derived and renewable ingredients; it’s biodegradable, dye-free, and phosphate-free. There are no harsh chemicals. It is both skin and fabric friendly - you can even use it to shampoo your pets! It’s ideal for handwashing, but can also be used in washing machines.
From my own experiences, I’ve enjoyed how Soak Wash cleans whatever I wish to throw at it extremely well, while being very gentle. My silk pieces are loving it, their lustre and softness is the same as when I purchased them. No residue is left on the garments post wash. I can also confirm that Soak is truly rinse-free if you wish, as I washed a thong in a scented strong solution (more than recommended) and did not rinse it as I was in a rush. I experienced no irritation when wearing it.
While I take extra precautions and wash brand new items separately for the first time (lest there be fugitive dyes) I personally have not experienced dye bleed or colour transfer since switching to Soak Wash. I still recommend you wash like colours with like, as we’ve all invested in beautiful pieces that we’d like to keep looking their best.
I’ve written a previous blog about handwashing lingerie that you can find here, but Soak’s instructions couldn’t be simpler;
Put 1 teaspoon (5ml) of Soak in half a litre of cool water.
Soak item for 15 minutes.
Gently press out water. No need to rinse. (But I personally do)
There are different scent formulations of Soak Wash, I have listed my thoughts below. Please do take them with a grain of salt, as scent is such a personal experience - the fragrances may smell differently to you!
doesn’t smell like much (as you’d hope), but I wanted to list it so that those sensitive to fragrances would know there was a bonafide option for them.
“Inspired by the essence of Red Tea. Sweet, delicate and absolutely delicious, this perennial favourite smells like good, clean fun.”
Fresh, fruity, sweet, with a hint of tea. The scent I personally use & love!
“Lacey combines spring blossoms with sweet bergamot creating a light yet alluring fragrance.”
A light floral, with a hint of bergamot, lilac and freesias (to my nose anyway). If you enjoy traditional floral scents when choosing detergent, then I recommend trying this fresh take.
“Be a pineapple. Stand Tall, wearing a lily filled crown, and always be sweet on the inside.”
Well, if those aren’t words to live by! Sweet, tropical, fun. Pineapple, sweet melons, citrus, orange blossom.
This instantly brought me right back to middle school with the scent of Calgon’s Hawaiian Ginger filling the hallways. It’s a dead ringer.
“Clean with a peel. Pucker up and give your laundry some love with a kiss of tart citrus + crushed eucalyptus.”
Yuzu and grapefruit. I didn’t detect much eucalyptus, moreso fresh, nearly bitter, citrus peel.
“Fresh-picked clean. Fig is ripened with sweet fig and lychee and crowned by dandelions.”
Sweet, fig, powdery. I personally did not care for this scent as it seemed a little artificial to me. But I know others who adore this version
My personal favorites were Celebration, Pineapple Grove, Lacey, and Scentless.
Which scents sound the most intriguing to you?
@Silk.Sheets.Lingerie.Peeks is a Lingerie Blogger from New Zealand. She enjoys a good cup of tea, long walks on the beach, and rolling around on her large hoard of knickers like a lingerie-obsessed Smaug.
All items in this review were purchased by myself and all opinions are my own.