I waffle back and forth on my favorite lingerie wash, but seem to always find myself drawn back to Soak. When they announced their new fig flavor, I felt compelled to try it. It seemed like the perfect lingerie wash for me, considering I love figs so much I grow them on my front porch.
While I’ve been loving the Journelle lingerie wash recently, it’s hard not to see why Soak has become so popular. It’s no rinse which means all you have to do is soak your lingerie, squeeze it dry in a towel and then hang it up. It’s also easy on sensitive skin – it’s gentle enough that I’ve been known to wash Didy with it when I’ve run out of doggie shampoo. He smells a lot better after he’s been washed in Soak, honestly. I’ve also used it on some super delicate linens and vintage fabrics with lots of success, so it’s pretty all purpose.
All of Soak’s lingerie washes work the same way, so really the only choice is the scent. While I love their Yuzu scent as well as the earl grey tea infused Lacey version, this is probably my favorite scent yet. The Soak website describes it as “ripened with sweet fig and lychee, crowned by dandelions” which really makes it sound like it smells like a random field. In fact, it’s slightly sweet with a grassy undertone that gives off that classic clean laundry scent. You can definitely tell it’s fig based, but the whole thing isn’t overpowering. It’s one of Soak’s more subtle scents – if you want something with more punch, try Celebration.
A 12 oz bottle of Soak Wash costs $17 and will last for at least 75+ washes – in my experience, it can last for more if you’re doing small washes in your sink. While some lingerie washes may be fancier or more glamorous, it’s hard to beat Soak for value. A bottle of Soak lasts me several months and I own way more lingerie than the average person! You can buy Soak at their website, but I actually got my latest bottle through Amazon since I have the prime shipping there and it was the same price.
I love this scent enough that I’m actually going to try their new Flatter spray, which is supposed to help with wrinkles in clothing and doesn’t have any starch in it. It comes in the matching Fig scent, so at the very least my closet will smell good! If you really love the Fig scent, there’s also a matching handcream that goes with it.
What lingerie wash are you currently using? Which is your favorite? Have you tried Soak?