Fabric softener begone
April 24, 2012 9:18 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to get the stink of scented laundry detergent & fabric softener out of these sheets?
posted by HotToddy to home & garden (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This is an issue that keeps coming up. I frequently stay with various friends in other towns, and although I seriously appreciate their hospitality, the smelly grease of their fabric softener seems to get all over everything I own, my skin, my hair, etc. I bring my own sheets & pillowcase so I don't have to have theirs right against my skin, but then my sheets pick up the smell (it's so incredibly strong, I just don't understand why people use this stuff!) and nothing seems to get it out. I wash them multiple times in hot water, and have tried chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach, vinegar . . . it's all over my clothes, too, and I can't abuse those in the laundry the way I can white sheets. Would ammonia work? What else could I try? I just want my things to smell clean, not like anything else.