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May 7th, 2012, 08:43 AM
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How to Get Rid of the Mildew Smell in Bath Towels

Wash with hot water, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 10 drops tea tree oil
Rinse with 1 cup vinegar
Repeat wash/rinse (tea tree oil optional for the 2nd go round)
Dry on hottest setting or dry outside in direct sunlight

Can't wait to try this!
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May 11th, 2012, 10:47 PM
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I did something similar to this in GA, the water there was horrible and the towels always smelled. But I just threw baking soda in the wash (we had a front loader) and vinegar in the dispensing unit with the detergent. Most of the time it only took one wash. If it doesn't take just one wash I would suggest soaking the towels in the vinegar in the wash for an hour or so and then continuing the wash, in an effort to save water.

I never tired tea tree/melaleuca before in the wash, it would make sense since it is an anti-fungal / antibiotic .
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May 12th, 2012, 07:09 AM
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I love tea tree oil, it's great for everything!
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May 13th, 2012, 12:14 AM
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I use it a lot as well, I have tea tree/melaleuca (that's the name it goes under with the oils I use) in my deodorant and a lotion I mix with a few other oils. I also use it in my cleaner in my spray bottle for an all purpose cleaner. It's one of those all around great oils!
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