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.
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.
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.
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!