Keeping a secret, part 1: How to come up with a good secret.

Jacqueline has been brewing up at storm of new products for fall. She’s not always the best at keeping a secret, but sometimes, you have to do, what you have to do. She’s about to spill the beans!

New product development is my favorite job at Soak. Not only is it what I was trained to do (with my industrial design background), but it’s also really quite fun. So, when the stars aligned last year and I was introduced to a great idea, I got straight to work. It has been hard to keep this project under wraps, but it has been worth it. In true Soak style, we’ve been able to design and deliver a unique product with great friends.
Top Secret.

Following the creation of successful gift packs such as our travel packs and Heel/ Solemate boxes, we wanted to create a permanent collection of gift items, from Soak. That’s how the Soakbox was born. It’s a unique concept, filled with new products, unique items (like, say, custom hand-dyed yarn) and retail-worthy packaging. Watch in the coming days for more details on the new product.

Spot cleaning with Soak.

Tonight I’m spot cleaning my dining room chairs, with Soak. I’ve got my favorite bottle of Aquae, a wash cloth and a bowl with Soak diluted in warm water. I’ve got a few stains. They’ll soon be gone. Some patience, elbow grease and Soak ensures my chairs are clean and smell great.

Directions: Dilute a cap full of Soak in a mixing bowl with warm water. Dip the cloth in water. Clean the material with quick firm circles removing dirt from the surface. Try not to over saturate wih water Allow the cushion to dry for at least 24 hours before reassembling chair.


I also keep a bowl of clean water handy to wash the cloth, and to ensure I’m not using too much Soak and to make sure I’m not simply spreading the stain around. It’s not fancy, but it is simple, environmentally friendly and it works!

Happy Sunday cleaning!

Weekly Affirmation | meet Melissa

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do. 

@Jacqueline_Soak I just bought a new bra and they wanted me to buy their lingerie wash. I declined since I had a big bottle of Soak at home.”

Thanks for the twitter love Melissa. This is one of Melissa’s lovely designs called Lily’s Lilies.

Melissa, knitwear designer: Soakworthy.

Handmade Ryan Gosling

We love you @HandmadeRyan. Thanks for including Soak! Goes to show we’re truly embedded in the knitting community as the leading wash!

Source: via Jacqueline on Pinterest

Travelling Soak – Southern Africa

One of the best parts of my job is reading emails from happy customers. I especially enjoy them when there are photos attached that show all the great soakworthy items that they are caring for with Soak.

Last year, I had a customer call and tell me that our mini-soaks were great for her son who is a volunteer with the Peace Corps over in Southern Africa. After chatting with her for a bit, I mentioned that I would love it if she could send me some photos for our blog and then just last week, I opened my inbox to find these great photos! She had a difficult time getting him to send her photos (I believe due to the lack of computer and internet connection on his end), so she had waited until her trip to visit him to take these photos. 

There is very limited running water where he is stationed so doing laundry can be quite a challenge.

When doing your laundry at home, we do recommend using enough water so that your garments can move around freely.

We hope all the best for her son! You can visit this link for information about joining the Peace Corps. Continue making my day by sending me your Soak photos!

Meet our new BFF

Ailie, our National Account Manager came to visit yesterday with Katie, her lovely new daughter. Best wishes to Ailie, Katie and their entire family!  We look forward to her return to the office. The library has already been fitted for a play pen. I’m feeling the need to also secure some dragon-fly night lights and other fun crafty decorations.

This is the quilt I made Katie. She’s such a snuggle bunny. It was love at first sight.