Damp towels and bathrobes: you can use these simple HACKS to get rid of the musty smell

As the winter season is approaching, it is quite possible you have already noticed some musty smells in the bathroom are already becoming more common. The reasons for this unpleasantness can range from improper washing to clothes drying in less than ideal environments.

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In any case, we have a few solutions for getting back the fresh smell in your towels and bathrobes. Let’s see what they are.

Say goodbye to the musty smells coming from towels and bathrobes!

Vinegar and baking soda both have certain properties that can help with cleaning, eliminating stains, and deodorizing. Put a cup of vinegar in the detergent drawer when starting your laundry load. Next, add some baking soda diluted with water, so as not to cause any clogs in your machine, before you start the second cycle. You also have the option of using any one of your favorite essential oils.

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Not a big fan of vinegar? Then you can always go with citric acid instead. Mix 75 grams of citric acid a half liter of warm water, and then add a few drops of essential oil. Now measure 100ml of the mixture and add it to the detergent drawer before starting your next load of laundry.

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If the last method got your curiosity going, then you may also want to consider mixing 2 tablespoons of liquid Marseille soap with one tablespoon of baking soda. Add the mix to your detergent drawer and run the next load normally.  

While Marseille soap is great for adding a fresh scent to your laundry, salt has the ability to get rid of unwanted odors. Just mix 10 grams of salt to a liter of water. Then add about 10 drops of essential oil to the solution. Introduce your mixture to your washing machine… and you know what to do!

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Lastly, lemon juice is a great option as well. Mix about 600ml of with five liters of water. Now, immerse all your dirty items of clothing in the solution and let everything sit for about an hour. Next, run them in the washing machine like normal, and you’re all done.

We recommend this method with whites and light colors due to the bleaching capabilities that the lemon has.

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