Towels are one of those things we think very little about, but when they start to lose absorbency and become stinky towels, it can be really annoying.
Lately I had been noticing that my freshly washed towels were starting to really stink when wet- I thought I was gonna have to throw them out and buy new.
If you are like many people and use the recommended amount of laundry soap and/or fabric softener (which is way more than you need) you are setting yourself up for towels that lose will their absorbency and can even eventually begin to stink.
Stinky towels are not a result of under washing them, it’s a result of soap residue left in the towel.
When your towels seem to get a nasty smell immediately upon getting wet again, that doesn’t dry completely- it’s soap residue that’s usually the cause.
So when it comes to washing towels – keep in mind less is more.
This is the Stinky Towel remedy that I find works AMAZING!!
- Run your towels through two hot loads and DO NOT use any detergent.
- Run the load again with hot water and 1 cup vinegar.
- Run the load again with hot water and half cup baking soda.
This method strips all the soap and fabric softener residue off the towels leaving them fresh and super absorbent.
(You can add 2 drops of doTERRA purify or On Guard essential oil to the last load if you like).
I like to use dryer balls instead of fabric sheets – it requires less drying time, extends the life of clothing/towels and they save money too!
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