Getting Fresh – Sea to Summit Pocket Trek and Travel Soaps

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    1. G’Day Lorelei

      You can use both our liquid Laundry Wash or leaves of Pocket Laundry Wash in a washing machine. Both products were primarily designed for hand-wash use in a sink – and a sink full of water is a maximum of about two gallons.

      By comparison, a top-loader washing machine uses about 50 gallons of water, so in theory you’d need to use maybe a fifth of an 89ml / 3oz bottle or twenty leaves or so. In practice, however, almost all commercial machines (and the majority of home top-loaders) have enough laundry ‘soap’ residue in them that you don’t need to add much new ‘soap’ to them to wash a load of clothes.

      So – in a Laundromat, a reasonable-sized squeeze (maybe 1/15 of a bottle) or five or six leaves would probably be more than adequate. If you use the leaves, put them in a container with water first and make sure they dissolve before adding them to the wash.

      If you do choose to go with the liquid soap, it’s good to know that the bottle is completely leakproof – there is an insert in the bottle opening which engages with a nipple in the bottle cap – properly closed, there’s absolutely no danger of leakage when you’re traveling.



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