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Old 12-04-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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Stripping towels??

I noticed the other day that my kitchen towels do not absorb at.all! They just move the moisture around...so I usually end up just using paper towel :shame: I've also noticed my bath towels aren't very absorbent....and I'm pretty sure I know why...fabric softener. Until I started lookin into cloth for the new baby, I never thought twice about using fabric softener, so I used it on EVERYTHING (bad, I know lol.).

So I know they probably need a good stripping...I'm going to do all my towels I think...how would I do that? I'd like to avoid running a million point two wash cycles to get it done...so what's the easiest way to strip them? Doesn't have to be perfect, I just want toget them out of "useless" status...

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Old 12-04-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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I'd do an rlr strip if I were you. You can buy it online.
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If you use dawn it will need s lot of rinses. I used to wash with fabric softener also. Since I stopped over a year ago I've been much happier.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
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Re: Stripping towels??

I recently read an article that suggested soaking towels in epsom salt to remove the fabric softener, then rinsing them with vinegar to soften them and improve absorbency.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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That's interesting!! Thank you! I'm doing a search on that now
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Re: Stripping towels??

honestly...i would just stop using the fabric softener on them, and continue washing and using as normal. skip the stripping. after a couple softener free washes you will see a difference. thats what i did...
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:37 PM   #8
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Re: Stripping towels??

I would just do a really hot soak with RnG, and rinse only once or twice. I like the salt idea though, I'd try that.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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Apple Cider vinegar will strip all the fabric softner
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