Bring your Stiff towels back to Life

Lately, we have been having people tell us that their towels have become stiff. What gives?

Sometimes, this stiffness comes from using too much detergent when we launder the towels.

Growers Supima Cotton Towels by CalCot
Growers Supima Cotton Towels by CalCot

If you find that your towels have become stiff, here is a simple, home remedy, using items you most likely have in your house, to soften those towels again, and get back to the towels you remember.

After all, nothing feels better than wrapping up in a soft, fluffy towel after your shower or bath. The softness of towels feels good against the skin as you dry yourself off or your child.

Things you will need are,

  • Detergent – use ½ of the recommended amount
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup White Vinegar

Here is the recipe for softening your towels.

  1. Wash your towels with regular laundry detergent. Before placing the towels in the     wash machine, add 1 cup baking soda to the soapy water. Baking soda cleans and softens your towels.
  2. Add 1 cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle of your wash machine. White vinegar is a natural replacement for fabric softener. It softens the fibers of your towels, as well as freshening them.
  3. Place a fabric softener dryer sheet in the dryer with your towels. Dry your towels until completely dry.
Elegance Turkish Cotton Towels by Kassatex
Elegance Turkish Cotton Towels by Kassatex

If you don’t want use a dryer sheet because of the oils that can deposit on your towels, then you can put a few drops of lavender oil or other scents that you prefer, on a wash cloth and add to the dryer.

What do you do special when you launder your towels.

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