Easy Care for Your Delicates: Soak

Expert Advice

Women’s Fashion


That feeling of soft luxurious silk against your skin, that sensation of being wrapped up in your coziest cashmere sweater, that sense of French lace on your favorite new bra, that feeling when you see “hand wash” on the label.

We’ve all been there. You take one look at the garment and think, “Am I really going to put the effort in to hand wash this?” and “Would the washing machine really be that bad?” In truth, a good machine’s handwash cycle is usually fine, but now there’s a better way to handwash and it’s called Soak. 

Soak makes handwashing incredibly easy, and it can be used in high-efficiency washers, as well. It’s great for all types of delicates, such as lingerie, swimwear, activewear, sweaters, and even make up brushes. (We can definitely attest to this one. Our brushes are super-clean and still as soft as the day we bought them.)

Soak, an all-Canadian brand, is also responsibly-formulated and manufactured right here in Ontario.

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So far so good, right? But we still haven’t told to you the best part. As the name suggests, you simply soak your garment for 15 minutes, wring out the excess water and you’re done. No rinsing required! So easy! Here’s what the soak school has to say about the no-rinse factor:

“Because Soak is a low-suds liquid, the

dirt and detergent come out in the water, and

whatever is left in the item evaporates. When

you squeeze out the water, all that’s left behind

is a hint of fragrance that dissipates over time.

You can certainly rinse if you want, but rinsing

won’t affect how Soak cleans. It will just remove

the fragrance. Because no-rinse requires less

agitation, it’s easier on fabrics. Plus, the process

uses less water, which is good for the planet.”


Some other great attributes of this hero product: it’s made with plant-derived renewable ingredients, it’s biodegradable, phosphate-free, dye-free and sulphate-free. It is also free from glycols. For those of you that don’t know what glycol is, let us tell you. Glycol is short for ethylene glycol, a chemical commonly used in many commercial and industrial applications including antifreeze and coolant.

The fact that Soak makes a point of saying that this is not in their product means it probably is in many others we unwittingly use every day. We don’t really care for washing our favourite delicates in that kind of soap, do you?

This delightful product is offered in six delicious scents. Tend to like fruitier scents? Try Celebration, Yuzu or Pineapple Grove. Lighter scents such as lacey and fig are fantastic for those who like a softer aroma. Prefer scent-free? You’ve got that option, as well.

As a bonus, it’s as gentle against the skin as it is on the fabrics.

Whatever the scent, Soak promises to be the easiest and best way to take care of those treasured delicates.


House of Angelis
63&65 Brock Street