Clean and gentle cleaning for the whole family
Liquid Soap Flakes contain only pure soap with no added perfumes or ingredients, making them a great choice for babies and those with sensitive skin or prone to allergies. Many people find that their condition can be aggravated by detergents and biological washing powders. As fabric conditioner leaves a residue on clothing, it's advisable to replace it with white vinegar. Read more on Liquid Soap Flakes for eczema.
Liquid Soap Flakes do not contain any animal products and have not been tested on animals, so they are suitable for vegans. In addition, Liquid Soap Flakes do not contain palm oil - the vegetable component of the soap is derived from natural sunflower and coconut oil.
Liquid Soap Flakes in the wash
The liquid is instantly soluble and does not form a gel in cold water. It can be used at cool wash temperatures, requiring less energy per wash. Liquid Soap Flakes are suitable for cleaning delicate fabrics including wool, lace, silk and leather.
To use Liquid Soap Flakes in an automatic washing machine, simply add between one and two capfuls (depending on the water hardness) to the detergent drawer and select the desired programme according to the garment washing instructions. You can also use them in tandem with Soda Crystals which will help soften the water and help remove stains. Simply use one in the drawer and one directly in the drum. You can then follow the soft water dose for the Liquid Soap Flakes.
Of course, Liquid Soap Flakes can also be used for hand-washing too. If you were used to the old dry variety, you will notice that the liquid variety don't lather as much; that's exactly the reason why they can now be used in the washing machine. The advantage of the new Liquid variety is that they disperse more readily and won't leave any un-dissolved bits on clothes. They are just as effective at cleaning. Here are some great tips on hand-washing clothes.
Breathable Outdoor Fabrics
Liquid Soap Flakes are also ideal for washing breathable outdoor fabrics as the mild cleaning does not destroy the DWR (durable water repellency) waterproof coatings that other detergents can remove. They are also ideal for other outdoor gear, such as running, cycling, skiing and sailing gear. These can be damaged by some laundry products, particularly fabric conditioner.
To achieve the best results, tumble dry the garments after washing to reactivate the waterproof layer. If required, re-proof the garment with a dedicated proofing product like our 2 in 1 Wash & Proof.
Liquid Soap Flakes can also be used for other cleaning tasks around the home.
Where to buy Liquid Soap Flakes
Liquid Soap Flakes are available from independent hardware stores, Waitrose, Ocado and a number of online retailers such as Natural Collection, Ethical Superstore and Big Green Smile. They are also available under the Tesco brand from selected Tesco stores. They are also available from Wilko under their own brand. You can order them for online delivery or ‘click & collect’ in store. From 1 May 2017 they will be available on-shelf in-store.
- If you live in a soft water area, add one capful to the wash.
- For medium hard water areas, add one and a half capfuls to the wash.
- For hard water areas, add two capfuls to the wash.
Here's a handy map showing how hard the water is in various areas of England and Wales.
Ensure the drum is at least half full to prevent excessive foam. For hand washing, add Liquid Soap Flakes to warm water and wash according to the garment’s instructions, then rinse thoroughly.