Directions for Laundering with Soap
Always follow garment labels for washing
Make sure flakes are fully dissolved in
Test for color fastness and wash non-fast
colors and whites separately.
Flame resistant finishes may be impaired
by washing with Soap Flakes, refer to the garment
a bucket or tub, use about 1 gallon of warm to hot
water and add enough Soap Flakes (approximately 1/4
cup) to ensure a rich creamy lather. The hotter the
water, the better the Soap Flakes dissolve. Let the
mixture cool to skin temperature or slightly above
before starting to wash. Swish water around to mix.
Work fabric in the soapy mixture and rinse well in
clear water. Squeeze out, but do not wring out, the
water from the fabric. After the initial squeeze out,
wrap the fabric inside a dry bath towel and squeeze or
pat dry to absorb more moisture. Ease back into shape
and let dry flat, away from direct heat or bright
Automatic washing machines
Top loading machines
Add approximately 1/2 cup of Soap Flakes to the warm or
hot water as the machine fills. Agitate briefly. Be
sure flakes have dissolved completely before adding
laundry. Wash as usual.
Front loading machines
Use approximately 2 tablespoons of Soap Flakes. Use the
machine's "delicates program". Moderate water
temperatures, similar to those used in top loading
machines, work best. Do not use spin dry
hard water areas (high calcium levels in the water) a
soap scum may form. To avoid this, add a water
softening agent to the wash water.
Durable water resistant fabrics
Wash according to garment label but do not use
softened water. Artificially softened water may
adversely affect the fabric. In hard water areas,
either use a bit more soap, or handwash using a mixture
of Soap Flakes and distilled water.
Hotter water works best at dissolving Soap
Flakes, creating suds, and cleaning. However, not
all garments or fabrics or dyes can handle hot
water. Always check the garment label for washing
instructions and test to be sure.
Adding more Soap Flakes or using less water,
will create a thicker more soapy mixture.
Similarly, using less Soap Flakes or more water,
will create a thinner less soapy mixture.
Go by feel. Feel the soapy water (be sure it is
cool enough to not hurt your skin); if the mixture
is slippery, and there are enough suds, you are
using the correct amount of Soap Flakes. Always
Soap Flakes can be premixed with hot water to
make a liquid concentrate which can be added to
cooler wash water. Concentrate may become gel like,
however this does not impair performance.
Softer water works better with Soap Flakes than
does harder water. When using Soap Flakes in a hard
water area, add a water softening product to the
wash water, or use more Soap Flakes.
For most uses, washing floors, washing horses
or dogs, washing or cleaning most things, use
approximately 1/2 cup of Soap Flakes to a bucket of
water. Warmer or hotter water dissolves the Soap
Flakes best. Always rinse well.
People with nut allergies may want to avoid
using this product as coconut and palm oils form
the soap base.