How to Wash the Bath Towels & preserve their softness and Fragrance – Mehervi

Bath Towel Washing

How to Wash Bath Towels to Preserve Their Softness and Fragrance?

Clean Bath Towels 

When you take out a bath towel from the cabinet and discover it doesn’t smell nice and clean, nothing is worse.Thick towels retain moisture longer after usage, and since moisture breeds germs, thick towels tend to smell bad while we’re shopping for new bath towels. Still, thick towels feel nice and dry us off rather nicely.

Between uses, make sure your Bath towels are well aired out

To prevent bacteria from growing on your towel when you step out of the shower or bathtub, make sure the air is moving. Even though it may be chilly outside, you should still open any windows in your bathroom to get some fresh air into your space and dry up your towels. Make advantage of your ventilation fan if you don’t have a window.

Towel rails are a better option for drying than hooks as they enable air to flow freely, allowing you to completely extend your towel and stop bacteria from growing before they have a chance to develop. Go outdoors and let it air dry for about half an hour if you have space on your laundry line and it’s a nice drying day.

How to wash Bath Towels ?

The purpose of towels is to absorb water, which explains their thickness and weight. That means that all of the water and laundry detergent you use will be absorbed by it when it gets into your washer.  It’s important to follow the recommended dose on the bottle or container while washing towels to avoid overusing laundry products. You might assume that you’ll need more because they’re thicker and larger than other laundry products, but you won’t. In fact, using too much product might give your towels an unpleasant odor.

Be careful not to put too many towels in your washing machine; in this case, less is more. Water will spread evenly and rinse those towels more effectively if you use the right amount of detergent and don’t overload your machine.

Wash towels separately from other laundry since doing so can spread bacteria and germs to other things in the wash. Bath towels and clothing items should always be washed separately for hygienic reasons. Towels that are washed in different colors should have a color catcher added. Loading towels separately also facilitates greater setting adjustment. The fact that moist towels dry more slowly than most other types of clothing makes it simpler to dry towels in the same load. Additionally, the rubbing of towels on your clothing will diminish its life.

Reduce the Usage of Fabric Conditioner


Believe me when I say that fabric conditioner will ruin your towels’ silky, bouncy texture and absorbency. To condition clothing, soften the feel, and loosen the fibers, fabric conditioner is used, which is essentially a coating of soft wax. Your towels’ absorbency will gradually disappear if you loosen their fibers.

When washing towels, apply fabric conditioner every third or fourth time if you want them to smell nice and bring a little more perfume to the bathroom.

Use white vinegar. As a natural disinfectant, white vinegar will guard against germs even when washed at lower temperatures. It will also remove product residue from your towels, which is my best recommendation for soft, fluffy towels. Take comfort in knowing that when the scent fades, your towels won’t smell like vinegar.

The Fabric Conditioner DOs And DON'Ts

Before Drying, Shake The Towels 

After removing them from the washing machine, shake your towels. They will become more fluffy and absorbent as a result. Furthermore, to avoid your towels balling up in the dryer and extending the drying time, give them a shake.

The Best Way To Dry Bath Towels 

Although garments dry faster than towels and hence require a longer cycle, make sure the towels are dry when you take them out of the tumble dryer. Towels that are even slightly moist can mildew fast. The standard or automated dryer setting—which you use for other sturdy fabrics—is the ideal setting for towels. This will complete the task with the greatest efficiency and the largest heat usage. The individual cotton fibers can be destroyed by over-drying, therefore avoid doing it. To maintain free air circulation and save drying times, use tumble dryer balls. These absorb water, therefore I suggest using six dryer balls for every towel load.

Good quality towels will usually come in nice and fluffy, and I always like to dry them outside. Towels typically line dry in 3 to 6 hours, depending on the weather. When putting your towels away or in the bathroom, try drying them for five minutes if they are starting to get a bit crisp and hard.

It’s important to keep in mind that towels can take up to 24 hours to dry inside if you don’t have a tumble dryer. Make sure your towels are evenly spaced out on a drying rack in a well-ventilated area.

Pay attention to the Towel Care Instructions

With the right maintenance, high-quality bath towels may endure a decade or more. Before washing and drying, be sure to read the label on your towels for specific care recommendations.

Since they launder so well, I have always been a big fan of Hampton and Astley towels. Therefore, I think that investing a little bit more for high-quality, long-lasting towels is well worthwhile.

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