Monday, November 11, 2013

Smelly Towels? | Here's an Easy Fix!

Today I wanted to share with you my secret weapon for getting rid of the mildew in towels. Lately, I've had a few emails asking how to get rid of stinky towels. 

If you live in a humid area like we do, you might have a problem with smelly towels. If I don't get them in the dryer immediately after washing, the stink starts in quickly. And we all know that wet towels = mildew.  And the stink of mildew is actually bacteria breeding. Yuck. 

Also, some people have problems with their towels not being as absorbent.  Many, many detergents and fabric softeners leave lots of gross residue on your clothes and towels, which not only ATTRACTS the mildew but basically ends up making your towels WATERPROOF. If water can't get into the fabric to clean it, then it's not going to BE or SMELL clean!

Not only that, most fabric softeners are NOT safe for you and your family. Read here what I discovered about them!

Good news though! You can eliminate the stink and get all the residue off your towels and clothes!

Here's my secret weapon!
Shaklee's Basic G Concentrated Germicide (This is the KEY ingredient to getting rid of the mildew, stink, and other germs out of your clothes!)
Shaklee's Fresh Laundry Detergent
Shaklee's Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets

Here's what I do:
  1. Add the Fresh Laundry Detergent to my wash and make sure it's set to HOT. It's HE compatible, hypoallergenic, no phosphates, biodegradable, no chlorine, and it only takes a small amount to wash a load!
  2. Add 1/2-3/4 teas of Basic G to the FABRIC SOFTENER bin of the washing machine. Why Basic G? It tackles over 40 of these pesky microbes, including several animal viruses. In addition to being economical - one quart makes up to 64 gallons - it's also EPA registered.
  3. Toss in a dryer sheet when drying the clothes. What's great about these dryer sheets is that they don't leave a residue on your clothes, they're nontoxic, natural, and biodegradable!
Alrighty, now that your towel smell better and are actually absorbent again here are some tips to keep them that way!
  • Make sure they are completely dry before folding. Even a small amount of moisture can make them stink again.
  • Keep wet towels OFF the floor! Buy some hooks that your kiddos can reach so they can hang them up after bath. Hang up your bathmats too. This is a must in our home. The boys go nuts at bath time splashing everywhere, so the bathmat is always soaked!

Thanks for coming by!

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