How do you get the stinky 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? Over time, soap residue accumulates in the fibres of the towels, stopping them from absorbing as much water as possible, and from drying as well as they could. Bacteria then starts to builds up in the fabric, and hey presto, you’ve got yourself mildew-y smelly towels in a pile of just-washed laundry.
How do you get sour smell out of bath 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.
Will vinegar take the smell out of towels? So when you notice a musty or sour smell in your towels or they lose softness and absorbency, Forté recommends adding one cup of distilled white vinegar during the final rinse (for a standard top-load washer that fills with water) to remove the odor.