When you don’t know where your stain is coming from.
Pre-soaking stained or dingy laundry items can help restore your favourite things-be it a shirt or a child’s favourite blanket- to their former bright glory.
When you immerse washable fabric in detergent and water, you give the washing powder and all its scientifically designed formulation (the brighteners, the special dirt-fighting enzymes, and the suds) time to soak into the fabric and lift stains.
For a basic pre-soak, fill a sink, tub, or washing machine with enough water to cover your item, using the warmest water allowed on the fabric care label. If you are not sure where your stain is coming from, start with a cold soak, and if you see it’s not helping, add warm water. Add a measured full dose of your favourite Ariel detergent. Stir the water until the detergent is completely dissolved then add your garment. Pre-soak for 30 minutes and finish the process with a usual washing cycle. (Always check the manufacturer’s label for laundry washing instructions)