Refreshing towels.

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    I found this, and it does work well.
    After a while, towels start to have a build up of softeners & laundry soap. This causes them to no longer absorb like they did when you first purchased them.
    You may even start noticing an odor that is not so pleasant after a while, too.

    How can you refresh them once this happens?
    Simple solution to follow.
    Run them through a wash cycle with only hot water & 1 cup of white vinegar.
    ** Do not add soaps!

    Then run them through again. This time using hot water and 1/2 cup baking soda.
    ** Again, do not use soaps!**

    This process will strip the residue that has built up and cause them to be fresh and practically new again.
    You will notice they absorb better as well.
    Repeat this procedure as needed.
     
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  2. Theonlysue

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    You shouldn't really used fabric softener on towels as you say, it reduces their absorbancy.
    Guess you're just looking after your delicate skin :giggler:
     
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  3. Snowbird

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    Like a babies bum Sue :)
     
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    What, smelly and needs a wash?:whistle:
     
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  5. Theonlysue

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    :lipssealed: :rofl:
     
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    I think Sue is refering to the texture ...... not the appearance!;)
     
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  7. Snowbird

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    I just knew I shouldn't have posted that seconds after I posted it :LOL:
     
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    My better half always does our towels on a 90 deg wash with an extra rinse. As good as the day they left John Lewis.;) But your concoction does sound like a good idea.(y)
     
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