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Garlic Smell in Towels

I wiped something up with a towel and did not realize it was garlic and washed it with the other towels now I can't get the smell out. What do I use to get it out?

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February 6, 20120 found this helpful

Have you tried putting a cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle of the washing machine and then rinsing again?

Blessings, Robyn

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February 7, 20120 found this helpful

First wash with a good soap, not detergent which tends to leave residue, you can also add some borax or washing soda to it for added benefits, then use vinegar in the rinse cycle when you would usually use fabric softener and just a tip, never use regular fabric softener on towels because it prevents them from being absorbent.

The softener actually coats the surface of the fabric which is what makes it feel soft. White vinegar is an excellent fabric softener and rinses clean away while also getting rid of any remaining scents. Hanging your towels outside in the sun also removes odors quickly and it's free.

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February 7, 20120 found this helpful

Vinegar would probably take the smell out. I would use it during the rinse cycle. The vinegar smell won't last. It evaporates. Good luck:)

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