As city dwellers, we used to put off laundry day as long as possible, preferring to put our quarters toward more important things like our next vacation. But now that we found this Canadian brand’s scented detergent and hand cream duo, we actually look forward to washing our duds. Designed for delicate fabrics—including lingerie and wool sweaters—the eco-friendly wash protects the vibrancy of fibers so your clothes look and smell fresh. Meanwhile, the cream keeps hands protected as you go about your everyday chores. Best of all, the travel-size bottles are small enough to tuck into your carry-on when you finally decide to set off on your next globetrotting adventure.
How it Works
Soak’s unique no-rinse formula saves time and keeps clothes from wearing out. You can use it to wash clothes by hand or machine. It’s great for bathing suits, exercise gear, bulky sweaters, baby clothing, and even heirloom quilts. The matching hand cream is made with shea butter, olive oil, and vitamins A and E team to cure dryness. Available in Aquae (a fresh sea breeze scent), Lacey (a modern blend of spring blossoms and sweet bergamot), Celebration (a subtly sweet, fruity scent), Yuzu (a combination of tart citrus and eucalyptus), and Scentless.
How to Use
Slather on the cream whenever your hands are feeling dry. For the Soak wash, pour one teaspoon into a sink, soak item for 15 minutes, and gently squeeze out the water. Lay knit items flat to dry. Note: Some color may bleed into the water, but no need to worry—this won’t harm your garment. This rinse-free wash can also be used in a washing machine (including high-efficiency machines!), as well as used as a spot cleaner.