Soap Flakes are dead...long live Liquid Soap!
You may well have noticed that the original dry soap flakes are no longer available on our website and are increasingly hard to find in stores. Dri-Pak was the last remaining manufacturer of Soap Flakes - including the Lux brand.
The machine that 'flakes' the soap was made by Vickers and is now well over 100 years old. Not only has it reached the end of its service life, it is extremely inefficient in terms of energy use. The dry version of soap flakes also contain palm oil, which has environmental concerns with regards to wildlife habitat. Additionally demand had been gradually declining year on year as consumers choose easy to use products that fit into their busy lifestyles.
That's why we've developed a liquid variety that has all the benefits of dry soap flakes with none of the disadvantages.
A huge benefit is that they can now be used in the washing machine. A few customers have commented that the new variety don't produce as many suds, but that's exactly why they can be used in a washing machine. The cleaning power is just as effective.