Homemade Laundry Softener To Get Rid Of That Unpleasant Wet Towel Odor

Right after a few days of use, the towels will get an unpleasant odor, which will disappear only if you wash them. Getting into contact with water residues, dead cells and mold, bath towels get a real unpleasant odor.

To get rid of this unpleasant wet towel smell, it is not necessary to buy expensive laundry softeners. Sometimes they can worsen the smell and, due to their aggressive chemical content, they are environmentally harmful and can cause respiratory allergies. The most convenient and safe solution is natural cleaning products.

How to prepare your own laundry softener to get rid of that wet towel smell

White vinegar and baking soda

This natural laundry softener made of vinegar and baking soda, is one of the best option you can use to get rid of that bad laundry smell. This blend easily penetrates into fabrics and helps to remove dirt. In addition, its antifungal properties eliminate bacteria, mold and all those micro-organisms that can cause powerful infections and smells. It also has an effect that replaces conventional fabric softeners.


– Hot water
– 1 cup of white vinegar (250 ml)
– ½ cup of baking soda (100 g)

Put the towels in the washing machine and cover them with hot water. Then add the white vinegar cup and start the washing cycle. Leave the towels into the washing machine, and fill it again with hot water. Finally, add baking soda and re-wash them.

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