Clean & Fresh

Isn’t it comforting to step out of a bath or shower and dry off with a soft, fluffy, sweet-smelling towel?

And isn’t it awful when the towel you just washed and dried smells sour, even though you used a good detergent and put it promptly into the dryer, and maybe even used a dryer sheet? {How frustrating it is to do the work and get such disappointing results!}

Photo by Kristin Brown on Unsplash

Why does this happen, and what do you do about it?

It happens because towels can get a robust bacteria in them from not drying out completely. It’s just that simple.

Last week, I tried the idea of washing a load of stinky towels in hot water and one cup of white vinegar. Then washing them in hot water with a 1/2 cup of baking soda.

And what do you know? It works! Our towels are back to smelling fresh and nice.

I’ve also learned recently that you can use white vinegar in place of fabric softener in your washing machine, and you can use a couple of new tennis balls in the dryer (instead of dryer sheets) for getting towels fluffy again. And that means fewer chemicals in your environment and less expense.

Clean and sweet smelling is so nice!

I hope you’re having a good week my friend!


“The mission of Lioness at the Door is to uplift, strengthen and encourage women of all ages to magnify health, hope and happiness at home. We do so boldly, with humility and gratitude for the opportunity.”

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