With the arrival of summer, you may face a common problem: how  to keep towels soft despite the heat  and humidity.

Luckily, there are some steps you can take  to  keep your towels soft during the summer months.

In fact, today we will discover together different strategies that also include re-washing, which is very important to ensure that the towels are not only always soft but also  super fragrant  .

What will you discover?

Exclusive wash

The first way to keep your towels soft is  to wash them separately from other items  , especially those that can shed lint or abrasive fabrics.

This prevents the formation of knots in the fibers, which could damage the fibers of the fabric, making them harder and giving the skin a “sandpaper” effect.

Therefore, get a  separate basket just for the different types of towels  to remember and keep in mind that they need to be washed individually.

Natural softeners

Traditional fabric softeners  can contain harsh chemicals that affect the softness of towels over time.

The remedy is  to use natural emollients  that can be obtained from various ingredients that are certainly present in the house.

Here are the ones that will be most helpful to you:

  • Citric acid  : natural plasticizer par excellence. Dissolve 150 grams of the product in 1 liter of water, add 10 drops of essential oil and place in the special bowl.
  • White Alcohol Vinegar  : 1 cup of vinegar with 1 teaspoon of essential oil with each wash is the perfect solution to keep towels soft;
  • Lemon Juice  : Take up to half a cup of lemon juice, pour it into the fabric softener bowl and you’re done!

Delicate wash

In summer, when the heat can promote the proliferation of bacteria, it is important to pay attention to the cleanliness of the towels.

Using a  gentle cycle  with warm or warm water can be helpful in removing bacteria and maintaining the softness of the towels.

Avoid using too much detergent  , as too much product can leave residues on the textiles and cause them to harden.

Remove immediately

After washing, it is very important to immediately  remove damp towels from the washing machine drum.

In fact, prolonged storage can promote the formation of dirt and, above all, unpleasant odors and affect the softness.

So try  to hang or hang your towels in a well-ventilated place and let them dry completely before storing them.

Time to dry

If you dry your towels in summer, try to do it as quickly as possible and check the drying status from time to time.

Therefore, avoid exposing them to direct sunlight for too many hours, as intense sunlight  can cause the fabric to wear out more quickly  .

Choose to dry in the shade or tumble dry on low. This way you maintain the softness of the towels without damaging them.

To smell them

If you want your towels to  have a pleasant summer scent  , you can spray them with a mixture of water and a few drops of essential oil before putting them back in the cupboard or closet.

Alternatively, fill an  airy bag  with loose mesh fabric with cotton wool filled with essential oils, laurel or lavender flowers and place it in the cupboard.

This way the towels retain a fresh and inviting aroma.