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How to Freshen your towels

Don’t you hate it when your towels just don’t smell fresh? It’s not usually until you start to dry yourself when you realise they need re-washing!

Maybe you want to freshen up some old towels, or you’d like to really kill any dirt/bacteria trapped in your towels? It’s easy and here’s how…

Do not use a powder/detergent or anything (no bleach!). Just hot water and the vinegar. Let the washer do its job. However, if you don’t have the hot water hooked up to your machine then you will need to fill up your sink with very hot water (be really careful!) and then add the vinegar to the sink. Give it a swish with a spatula or something so you don’t burn yourself.

If you do use the sink, you’ll need to transfer the towels to your machine to spin (don’t add any detergent, just spin it).

Then, if you think the towels still smell a little bit, rewash with just hot water and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Again, no detergent, just the baking soda and hot water.

When your towels are done, throw them in the dryer to kill any germs still lingering – the heat will help you do this.

And then you’re done! They should be free of any bad smells. The vinegar should also bring the fluffiness back. If you also want them to smell super fresh (maybe you can impress your visitors with the best towels they’ve ever had!), then add a few drops of an essential oil in the wash. No need to add artificial fragrance to your washing.

Do this every couple of months and you’ll be lengthening the life of your towels and won’t need to spend more money replacing them often.