Housekeeper warns against using fabric softener on towels – and says to use vinegar instead

A cleaning lady claimed that you should never wash your towels with fabric softener because you could do more harm than good – and you should use vinegar instead

Housekeeper says never wash towels with fabric softener (stock photo)

If you want your laundry to stay soft, it seems obvious that you would put fabric softener in every load. After all, the clue is in the name, right?

Well, according to a cleaning expert, that’s not always the case, and sometimes using fabric softeners can do more harm than good, especially when it comes to towels.

Vanesa Amaro, a housekeeper, uploaded a TikTok video in which she discussed the problems of using fabric softener when washing your towels, as she explained that it could prevent your towels from being as effective as before.

According to, she said in her video, “Never wash your towels with fabric softener.

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“Softener contains wax and oils. Oil repels water, which means that if you wash your towels with fabric softener, they won’t be as absorbent as they used to be.”

Vanesa, who is from the United States, instead suggested mixing white vinegar with a few other ingredients to help get rid of “unnecessary smells” in your towels.

The housekeeper, who posts under the username @vanesamaro91, suggested mixing the vinegar with OxiClean, which is a stain remover, and borax, which has been banned in the UK since 2010.

Towels will lose their absorbency if washed with fabric softener



So instead, Vanesa says you should wash them with white vinegar.



Instead of borax, you can use baking soda.

Even better, you can cut your costs even further by only using white vinegar and cutting out the stain remover and baking soda, because the experts at the Turkish Towel Company have said you only need one cup of vinegar. white to give your towels their fluffy and absorbent back. glory.

They said, “Just run the towels through a regular wash cycle, then do them again using vinegar instead of soap.”

If the treatment doesn’t work after one wash, it could be due to a lot of residue buildup on your towels. In this case, you may have to rely on a second wash with white vinegar.

You may also run into trouble if you overload your washing machine, as towels need plenty of room to breathe so they can fluff and fluff during the cycle.

If you have enough towels for a full load, it is advisable to only wash with towels.

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