***I posted this process again and with a little more detail on my other blog here.
I’m always looking for remedies on Pinterest for issues I have at home. Like, what to use when you run out of dishwashing soap, how to get rid of flies, those sorts of things. I came across this one recently and I had to try it. I should point out that I do wash my towels regularly but after a while they seem to develop a rather funky smell. I switched detergents with more powerful scents but that didn’t work. I read somewhere that after a while soap and fabric softener build up and your towels need to be stripped to get rid of it all. So I tried this and it worked perfectly! No more funk.
I searched this pin and could only find a picture with no link to a website source. So, whoever made this, big thanks to you!
UPDATE 1/30/14: I’ve had a lot of questions about this so I thought I would highlight some more information here.
- I have a front load washer. I’ve tossed the vinegar straight onto the towels and I’ve also poured it into the detergent tray. Seems to work both ways. I ALWAYS toss the baking soda onto the towels, never load into detergent tray.
- This process is safe for colored towels as well as white.
- I’ve also done this with some eternally stinky work clothes and it worked like magic.