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All-Natural Summer Remedy For Sour Smelling Towels!

Let me set the scene for you, it's the middle of summer and it's hot. You just came out of the shower and reach in the cabinet for a clean fluffy towel. As you dry off your face you are overcome with a putrid sour smell, much like the scent of a wet dog. 

How I feel when my towel stinks

But how can this be when your towels are clean? In the summer, it's humid and perhaps you even shower more frequently than you would in the winter. Towels are very porous and cavernous and trapped moisture leads to obnoxious odors.

I have an amazing old-school remedy for this! Here's what you need to do:

1. Check the forecast for a day that is going to be very hot and very sunny. The hotter the better. 90+ Fahrenheit and pure sun is ideal.

2. The morning of the hot day, wash your towels as usual. If you have some Oxyclean, add it to your wash cycle, but it's not necessary.

3. When your load is done spinning, the temperature outside should be climbing steadily. Now, all you have to do, is find the sunniest patch on your lawn, and lay your towels out flat on the grass. Turn them over every couple of hours. If you notice the sun starting to move, move your towels to where the sun is shining down.

4. At the end of the day, collect your towels, shake them out, and take a big whiff. You should notice that the UV power of the sun has cleaned away any bad smells. It will likely have also faded any staining on your towels, bonus! You see, the sun's UV rays kill germs and bacteria, the very things causing the bad smells in your towels. 

5. If you're uncomfortable with using towels that were laying on the grass all day, you can feel free to wash them again and dry them normally, and they should still be free of any gross odors!

You can use this method once every couple of months during the summer or as often as you like!

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