In the spirit of my hand washing recommendation, I wanted to write a post about the wash solution, Soak. I bought a big ole bottle of this
liquid magicsoap home this summer and I've used it to wash my delicates ever since. When I first tried it, I had just begun instructing our customers to hand wash their new bras and I wanted to see if I could find a tangible difference between the non-machine and machine methods.
Well, it turns out there's a noticeable difference and Soak simplifies the endeavor. With this unique wash, you don't have to physically touch the bras after they're in the washbasin. Instead of using your hands to clean the bras, they're submerged in sudsy Soak water for fifteen minutes and then they're good to go. No rubbing, kneading, or rinsing required. Genius.
Although this formula makes it a supremely practical product, it's not the main reason I'm obsessed with it. I love Soak because it smells like beautiful flowers! I was surprised since I'm usually sensitive to the smelly stuff. I loathe the aroma of my all-natural bug spray in the summer and half of the perfume samples in my Birchbox make me want to flee the room I've spritzed them in. Soak is different. The Flora variety smells great in my bathroom while I'm washing my lingerie. Afterwards, the hint of scent lingers in my bras for 24 hours or so. The fragrance is lovely and very, very subtle. It's the most amazing sensation to slip on a freshly washed bra and have it smell like flowers. As the Italians would say, Soak helps me "fa una bella figura".