The bathroom is a mystifying place of being both a place to scrub yourself clean and being a room that is highly prone to the most bacterial growth. The thing that grows the most: towels. Towels are often left to dry an already humid container that is your bathroom. Now think about how often you wash those towels? You know the towel that you’re probably washing the least: your hand towels. Long forgotten, hanging next to or near the sink. Come across how many hands, used for god knows what outside of hand drying.
How can you keep your towels cleaner? Why should you care? Is there a way for all this to happen without me having to do more work?
Absolutely, yes. Get new towels. Antibacterial towels. They’re easy ways to keep your towels fresh and clean for much, much longer. The soft damp smell that starts too soon and lingers too long is enough to throw out everything and start my linen closet over. Towels are the best place in your bathroom for bacteria to slowly grow. They are used specifically to get wet (as we dry), so they should also be MADE to get wet. But if your hand towel is being used by people who don’t wash their hands so well, their leftover germs are making more bacteria babies and passing them to you. And just when you thought you were drying your nice, clean hands.
If you live in a multi-person household, who knows how many of their hands have been all over whatever towel they can find in the bathroom. Keeping our bacteria from spreading around the house is important to our families health.
What is an antibacterial towel?
Antibacterial, or antimicrobial, towels are towels that are threaded with fine strands of silver! That’s right, silver. Silver is actually a great deterrent of bacteria. It fights off and breaks down bacteria before it has a chance to multiply, preventing the growth and spread of the germs. This material offers protection from odors, grime, and even mold and mildew. Less washes and less bacteria.
Antibacterial towels can change the way you think about hygiene. 3 ways antibacterial towels can change your life:
- Healthier Skin
- Less Odor
- Less Laundry
Bacteria on your face will clog your pores and leave you feeling, well, less than clean. The amount of bacteria that builds up on your towels is shocking! Antibacterial towels can prevent up to 99.9% of bacterial growth. Washing and then drying with a dirty towel is horrific for anywhere on your skin, but especially on your most sensitive areas: your face, chest, and your forearms. Yes, your forearms are MOST prone to bacteria, due to exposure and being in the wrong place at the wrong times, frequently. We don’t want to be picking up any existing bacteria on our body and spreading it around. And we certainly don’t want to add bacterias to the places we just cleaned.
No one likes the smell of a mildewy towel. And it happens so quickly! Having the eliminated bacterias, it also protects from mold and mildew build up within the fabric. Without the chance to multiply, your towels can stay fresh for much, much longer. We like to keep our house smelling clean, but especially in our bathroom. A weirdly public private part of our house. Guests want to use your restaurant and not have their nostrils assaulted with the smell of your aging hand towel.
With less bacteria, there is less worry and need for extra washing! That saves money on energy and laundry detergent. According to experts, the proper care for towels is washing them after 3 uses. Now be honest. No one else is here. How often do you really think you’re washing them? In order for you to be sure that washing will get rid of your bacteria, washing should be done in warm to hot water and OFTEN. You’re not even supposed to be washing towels with your other clothes. That’s how much they’re worried about you spreading your nasty towel germs everywhere! But with antibacterial towels, the grip loosens on how much of a danger a simple towel could be to the immune system.
Are antibacterial towels worth it?
Yes. They are absolutely worth it. Silver is a brilliant use of a natural product to help keep your family safe and clean. Being able to keep your household safe with less bacteria is important. It’s even better when you don’t have to use harsh chemicals or soak your towels for a day, just to be sure. Adding these to your linen closet is a must. Not just towels, but sheets, pillowcases, all are great places for bacteria to multiply. We want to keep our families and our linens as germ free as possible.