How To Care For Your Towels

How To Care For Your Towels

It’s my intention to create high quality products that take minimal effort to keep looking great.

That being said, I suggest these general tips when caring for your products:

Bath towels, peshtemals, robes & bath mats:

  • Machine wash using a warm water temperature
  • Tumble dry on a low/medium setting
  • Wash similar items together (color and fabric)
  • Avoid washing towels & robes with clothes as zippers and buttons can cause damage
  • Make sure your skincare / body products do not contain benzoyl peroxide and/or alpha hydroxy acids as these will bleach towels and fabrics

Handbags:

  • Spot clean only as needed using a clean towel warm water and a small drop of dish

Other helpful laundry tips I've learned along the way...

How often should I wash my bath towels?

I recommend changing your towels out every three days - however, I’m often guilty of waiting a full week. Technically dead skin cells, bacteria, and sweat can accumulate quickly on your towels, so swapping towels out sooner rather than later is always recommended.
However, you don’t need to wash them right away - before you toss them in the hamper, make sure your towels (and robes) are completely dry so they don’t hold onto the moisture and start to give off that hated musty smell.

How often should I wash my bath towels?

I recommend changing your towels out every three days - however, I’m often guilty of waiting until a week. Technically dead skin cells, bacteria, and sweat can accumulate quickly on your towels, so swapping towels out sooner rather than later is always recommended.

How should I treat stains?

I recommend pretreating stains with OxiClean. If you have time to soak the stains that’s great.I’ve found that benzoyl peroxide and alpha hydroxy acids will really bleach towels, so check the labels of skincare / lotions / personal care stuff before wiping your hands or your face on your towels. Bleaching is forever, and there is no way to remove this kind of stain.

Should I wash my towels when they arrive?

Yes, wash brand-new towels once before using them. While we don’t use any harsh chemicals and dyes on our products, they’ve traveled a long way to get to you and could use a bath so they’re super fresh when you use them.

Should I use a fabric softener?

I don’t suggest using a fabric softener. Softeners and dryer sheets can cause a film to build up which makes them less absorbent over time.

I’ve started using wool dryer balls and have found that they keep my towels super fresh, soft and absorbent.

Can’t give up your softener? That’s ok, just make sure to wash your towels a bit more frequently and use the softener sparingly.

Any tips for the dryer?

Try not to load the towels into the dryer in one big load (oops, guilty of this sometimes!). It’s better to shake each towel out first before loading into the dryer. This helps avoid any twisting into a ball impairing the towels ability to dry completely. And, this can also help reduce wrinkling. I’ve started using wool dryer balls and have found that they keep my towels super fresh, soft and absorbent.

Tumble dry your towels on low heat to prevent damage to the fabric, and remove them as soon as they’re dry. Richardson said leaving them in any longer will start to wear out a towel’s edges, which dry faster than the rest of the towel. If the towels still have damp spots, stick them back in the dryer for a few more minutes, or just lay them out flat until they’re completely dry.

Need to sanitize your towels?

We’ve all been there - someone’s been sick or something a little too gross has happened to the towels. That’s ok, you can run them through a sanitizing cycle and use hot water and hot air too dry. The dryer is the best tool for destroying germs and pathogens, the hot, dry air should kill just about everything.

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