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Get rid of stinky, mildew towels. I love this recipe! My towels are so soft and clean smelling! So glad I found this, I was just about to throw out all of my towels and buy new because no matter how many times I washed them, they still stunk! I gave this a try and voila! My towels smell fresh and clean!
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh. (Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda.)
Wash your load of towels on the hot cycle and add 1 cup of vinegar… just hot water and the vinegar, nothing else. Let the washer do it’s job. Then, if you still smell a little bit, rewash with just hot water and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Again, no detergent, just baking soda and hot water. Voila!
Over time, and with many washes, your bath towels will build up detergent and fabric softener residue, leaving them both unable to absorb as much water and smelling kinda funky when they do. Run them through the wash once with hot water and a cup of vinegar, then again with hot water and a half-cup of baking soda. That strips the residue from them, leaves them smelling fairly fresh again.
Refresh Old Towels: Start with a washer full of old towels. wash with hot water and one cup vinegar, once the cycle is done, wash again with hot water and half cup of baking soda! Then, stick in the dryer and be ready to enjoy fluffy and fresh towels!
Great for all the pool towels this summer! Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
The Secret to Fresh-Smelling Towels - how using baking soda and vinegar will give you the cleanest smelling towels ever