Foolproof way to get smell out of towel?

I have had this one towel for about 7 months now that smells like ... green onions. Seriously. And it's the only towel that does this. I keep grabbing it before a shower, realizing it smells, and then throwing it in the laundry basket. It's probably been washed about 30 times by now.  It's brown striped so I haven't tried bleach or anything.

I know it makes sense to just throw it out but I really want to know why it smells/why the smell won't come out, just to satisfy my curiosity.

7 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Broax detergebt enhancer works great.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Wash it with Fabuloso, available in several fragrances at the Dollar Store or Walmart. Towel will smell like that for several months. A 24oz. bottle kills the smell of a trash can full of dog poop at the dog park. 

  • Pat
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago



  • Byrd
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Try white vinegar or better yet toss it and get over it

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The smell could be inherent in the fiber, particularly if it is made from synthetic fibers.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Soak in a vinegar solution before washing. 

    Use white vinegar not malt unless you want pickled onions.

  • Why bothers? Why don’t you throw it out? And buy a new one. Towels are a buck 50 where I live.

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