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How to Get Your Hand Towels Clean and Smelling Fresh

Are you looking for some tips to get your hand towels smelling fresh all day long? These tips are for you!


How to Keep your Hand Towels Clean and Fresh - Cleanipedia

You reach for a hand towel after washing your hands, thus it’s important to keep it them clean and smelling fresh. We have a few tips and tricks you can use to keep your hand towels smelling great. 

Use the same method and fragrance to wash all your hand towels, so that your signature perfume permeates every bathroom in your home.

1) Pre-Wash

While washing your hand towels, add 1 cup of your favourite essential oil during the rinse cycle in your washing machine. If you’re hand-washing them, simply take a bucket of lukewarm water and add 1 tsp. of the essential oil. Allow the towels to soak for 10-15 minutes, then wring out excess water and air-dry. You can use any essential oil of your preference, i.e. lavender, peppermint, oregano, or lemon. These are some good essential oils to add a fragrance to your washed towels.


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2) During Wash

Use fabric softener to make your hand towels smell great. If you’re machine-washing them, simply add 1 tbsp. of fabric softener to the rinse cycle. Then, wash as usual. If you’re hand-washing them, after the rinse, add ½ a tbsp. of fabric softener to a bucket of water and soak your hand towels in it for 15 minutes. Wring out the excess water. Then hang to dry.

3)   Post-Wash

A combination of vinegar and essential oils works great to get your hand towels smelling like flowers. Make a cleaning solution by adding ½ cup of vinegar and 6-7 drops of your preferred essential oil in a bucket of lukewarm water. Soak your hand towels in this solution for 30 minutes before washing them as you normally would. 

These tips work quite well. Try them yourself!

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