How can I de-funkify these towels?
July 28, 2007 9:44 AM Subscribe
How can I de-funkify stinky towels & clothing items?
posted by anonymous to home & garden (26 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I have some items of clothing--primarily jeans, but also some towels--that have a faint odor of B.O. even after washing & bleaching. This is probably because during hot summer months, I sweat a lot, and these items are used a lot and are often damp. I also probably put off washing them longer than I should. Be that as it may.
Is there any kind of washing or treatment I can do that will get rid of this lingering smell? Even when I bleached the towels in hot water, as soon as they got damp again, the smell was noticable. (I think some kind of skin oil is building up in the towels that is resistant to detergents)