How to freshen your towel and get rid of smells

Since Dock & Bay towels are quick drying, the odors are much less likely to stick to your towels. But in the event that you do have a smelly towel, we suggest this natural method to get rid of towel mildew smells. We propose a simple and natural method to clean your towels and freshen them up so they are sparkling like new.

What natural ways to clean a smelly towel

First, soak your towel in a bucket of cold water and one cup of white vinegar. Leave soaking for about 1 hour.

Secondly, put your towel through a normal machine wash with a small amount of washing powder or detergent

Finally, leave your towel to air dry in the sun. You can also use a tumble dryer if required, it is no problem!

Why does my towel smell bad

Towels are important to keep clean and dry. Because you use them often, it is possible that bacterial growth can occur on your towel causing a musty smell or bad odor. There is no pleasant way to explain it! These bacteria are not harmful, but they are a living breeding organism that puts off a smelly gas. Cleaning your towel using the natural vinegar method will rid your towel of the bacteria.

Other methods to wash smells from a towel

Adding half a cup of baking soda (aka bicarbonate soda) can have the same effect as white vinegar.

Washing your towel in hot water can also assist in ridding your towel of the smell - but as with any fabric be careful with hot water as colour can run in the wash.

Final word on washing

Enjoy cleaning your towels - they can be the most important travel and fitness acessory you have

If you enjoy your laundry half as much as this guy, we reckon you are on the right track :)

Washing your dock and bay towel