Tips On How To Care For Your Bath Towels


After your shower there’s nothing nicer than wrapping yourself in a fluffy towel. You don’t want to use a towel that looks drab and doesn’t smell so great.

Wash and dry bath towels before using them for the first time. Most towels have silicone or other finishes. Washing the towels removes these and aids absorbency.

Don’t cram too many towels in at the same time into your washing machine, as the water and Laundry Liquid or Powder need to be able to surround and move freely.

Always hang your towels to dry properly after each use on a heated towel rail as they’re vulnerable to bacterial growth and mildew quickly.

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Thanks to the use of citrates and soap in combination, no extra addition of softener is necessary, irrespective of the prevailing water hardness.

Towels should be washed in warm water with gentle and effective Laundry Liquid Lavender or Laundry Liquid Colour is gentle on colours. You don’t want chemical residues on your towels from conventional laundry products, particularly optical brighteners, that remain on your skin.

Use gentle and effective Bleach Complex and Stain Remover only when and if required.

Avoid conventional fabric softeners as they contain silicon that will coat the fibres leaving a waxy layer and make the towels repel water which compromises absorbency, and the washing and cleaning process.

Towels are crunchy when they have detergent residue left in the fibres. You’ll find Sonett Laundry products leave towels reasonably soft anyway, however for extra softness add Laundry Rinse to the final rinsing water. Laundry Rinse helps to rinse out any laundry liquid or powder residue and neutralises the rinsing water (important for allergy-prone people). It brightens colours, smoothes and softens fibres. Laundry Rinse is fragrance free for sensitive souls, but if you like fragrance just pop in a few drops of your favourite essential oil into Laundry Rinse.

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Give your towels a shake when taking them out of the washing machine. This will help fluff the loops that aid absorbency. Don’t iron towels as this will reduce absorbency.

Wash your towels once or twice a week and don’t leave your towels sitting in the washing machine, get them out on the line absorbing antibacterial UV rays for prompt drying. We’re not keen on using the dryer, it’s hard on towel fibres.

How to fold a towel 

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Good-quality bath towels can last for 10 years with proper care. Always check the label on your towels for particular care instructions before proceeding with washing and drying.

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Of course we support organic cotton towels shopping. Search for ‘organic cotton towels Australia’ and you’ll find plenty of suppliers.

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