How do you get the smell out of towels?
- Place towels into washing machine. Add 1 cup of white vinegar. Run for one regular cycle.
- Leave towels in washing machine. Add 1 cup of baking soda.
- Dry thoroughly in the dryer. (We use natural wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets or fabric softener.)
Why do my towels smell even after I wash them? If a towel continues to have a smell, it means that bacteria are still in your machine or on your towel. Run the washing machine again with bleach, or wash the towel a second time to remove the stubborn bacteria.
How do you get the sour smell out of towels? Just add one cup of white vinegar to a load and wash your towels with no detergent or bleach in warm or hot water. If you notice that your towels still have a smell after using this hack, you can combine both hacks by first washing your stinky towels with vinegar, then running another load with the baking soda.
Why do my towels stink? Why do towels smell? Towels develop a sour and smelly odor when they’re put away wet. Another source of towel odor, and also the reason towels lose softness and absorbency, ironically comes from detergent/fabric softener buildup.