Friday, January 15, 2010

Smelly Towel Review and Giveaway

Friday, January 15, 2010
Sometimes my towels end up with a strange smell, they don't seem to be completely clean, even when I know they are. Who wants to take a shower  and have to dry off with a towel that stinks? I know I don't.

I thought that I was the only one with stinky smelly towels but after a quick google search, I found that was not the case.I recently had the opportunity to review a great new product called Smelly Towel. Smelly Towel Cleaner is designed to remove odors from towels and laundry. The first thing I noticed upon opening the bottle was the fresh citrus scent.





I had a big pile of towels waiting to be cleaned (like always) so I put it to the test. I loaded up the old washing machine with towels along with 1 tbsp of Smelly Towel. When the towels came out, they smelled fresh.  To use Smelly Towel, you just use it in place of your regular detergent and run the washing machine on the hot water cycle. For the more extreme cases, you can soak your laundry for up to two hours.


Why do Towels Smell?:

"Overuse of detergents, using fabric softener and/or using only low water temperatures for washing will cause odor in your washer.  The odor-causing residue and mold spores are transferred to towels and clothing and are impossible to remove until the washer has been cleaned. Towels are more plush than clothing therefore absorb more mold spores.  Also, towels are used near the face and when wet so odor is noticed more."


 Why Smelly Towel  may be your solution

It is designed to remove mold spores from towels and clothing so they not only smell clean, they are clean.

 About Smelly Towel

Smelly Towels is made by Smelly washer and  like Smelly Washer, Smelly Towel is an all natural powder. The difference between the products is..."Smelly Washer Cleaner is for an empty washer and Smelly Towel is for a washer with towels and clothing in it. In short, Smelly Towel Cleaner was made specifically for towels and clothing".


 Where to purchase Smelly Towel

Unfortunately, Smelly Towel is not yet available for sale yet, it will be soon.... But fortunately one of you will have the opportunity to win  your own  bottle, before it available for sale.


 Giveaway
Mandatory  entry: Visit Smelly Washer and tell me either something you learned from the site, or leave a comment telling me a smelly laundry story. If you do both, you'll get two entries. (make sure to leave a separate comment for each.

EXTRA ENTRIES: Leave a comment for each.


1.follow Smelly Washer on Twitter @smellywasher
2.Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed +1
3.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
4.Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway +1 daily

RT: Win a bottle of Smelly Towel and make Smelly Towels a thing of the past! @smellywasher! http://tinyurl.com/yzrtsql Last day to Enter!!

5. leave a comment on any non-giveaway post. +1
6.Follow my blog on friend connect +1



Open to  U.S residents only, Giveaway Starts 01/15/10 and ends 01/24/10 at 11:59 pm est.

 





Disclosure: Smelly Washer  provided me with samples to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.

114 People Clicked Here to comments:

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend tends to mix the dogs blanket with out laundry, so not only are our clothes covered in black dog hair, they also smell like dog. He's not allowed to help with laundry anymore...which was probably his plan to begin with :)

Sarah
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mverno said...

i learned that their cleaner is made from 100% all natural citrus based ingredients
mverno@roadrunner.com

wildcat32 said...

I have a HE front loading washing machine and we tend to forget to leave the door open so it can dry out. Talk about smelly clothes if you leave a load in there over night. It is embarassing.
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

sweepmom said...

My husband has been complaining for some time that his tee shirts smell. I have recently noticed an odor in our towels too. Yuck.

sweepmom said...

I learned that over time, detergent and fabric softener build up in the machine causing bad odors in clothes.

Carol said...

Bleach or vinegar spilled on rubber water hoses will cause deterioration and eventually a ruptured hose to flood the laundry area.

LV said...

Smelly Washer Cleaner has been extensively tested as safe for use with septic systems as it doesn't harm the bacteria necessary for breakdown in a septic system.

LV said...

I washed a load of clothes and thought they were clean. I dried them and put them away. When I wore a pair of jeans, I kept noticing a moldy smell all day - YUCK -- I worried non stop about someone else noticing until I could get home and find the clothes and rewash them!!

LV said...

I follow @smellywasher on twitter as @lisasvance

LV said...

I subscribe to your RSS Feed

LV said...

I follow with google friend connect

LV said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/LisaSVance/status/7834642986

Sue E said...

I learned that Smelly Washer Cleaner has been extensively tested as safe for use with septic systems as it doesn't harm the bacteria necessary for breakdown. Thanks!

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

I follow smellywasher on Twitter as suebaby05.

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Sue E said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.
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Sue E said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect-suebabe0704.

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Amy said...

Unfortunately, I'm totally absent-minded. So many times I'll wash a load of laundry then forget about it completely for a day or two. By then the mildewy smell has set in. I would SO benefit from this product! Even after another wash cycle, sometimes my smelly towels retain that mildewy funk.

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Amy said...

I'm following smellywasher.

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Amy said...

I'm following angelasbits on Twitter, and I've retweeted at http://twitter.com/neverdene/statuses/7852327117

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Darcie K. said...

I learned that After you’re done doing laundry, don’t be so quick to slam the door or lid. Leave them ajar for a few hours to allow any excess water to evaporate. On a front loader, also pull the detergent drawer out a bit to allow it to dry.
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Darcie K. said...

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Darcie K. said...

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clc408 said...

I learned that the main cause of front load or top load stink is the overuse of detergents.

Linda said...

I learned that "If the user is adamant about using softener it should be diluted with water before using."

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
http://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/7881056557

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Chelsea F said...

I learned that the most common reason for a smelly washer is using too much laundry detergent! I had no idea using TOO much would make the washer smell, and prevent clothes from being washed.

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Kristen G. said...

I learned what actually caused the stinky odors. Pretty interested because I had never known what the causes were!

krissygrl84@yahoo.com

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/7960737281

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this counts as a smelly laundry story, but seriously, how many times do I have to ask that wet towels get hung upon the shower curtain rod? Am I the only one who smells what happens when you don't?
Thanks for the giveaway,
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Elphie said...

My smelly laundry story ... I used to go to a hot yoga class where it was very stinky b/c everyone sweat so much and the doors were closed and the heater was on. After one class I left my stinky towel from class in my car overnight. Oops! It smelled awful the next day!

chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

Elphie said...
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Elphie said...

O learned that Smelly Washer was the favorite product in 2008 of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Elphie said...

I follow Smelly Washer on Twitter :)

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Elphie said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect

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Elphie said...

I'm following you on Twitter and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/ErinReisman/status/7982240290

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Anonymous said...
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Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
http://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/8014341421

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Karen said...

The third not-so-common reason for clothes washer smells is using only cold water for washing. Using cold water is fine but makes preventive maintenance very important. A weekly hot soak will dissolve residue not dissolved by cold water. This is a perfect chance to soak soiled dishrags, etc.

This is important for me since I mainly wash in cold water. I learned something new.

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/8040965016

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

wendym said...

Smelly Washer cleaner can also be put in a spray bottle with 1 capful and hot water to clean windows, and canvas covers,etc...

wendym at cableone dot net

djgroz said...

The main cause of front load or top load stink is the overuse of detergents

Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
http://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/8092619555

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

AmyLynn said...

I have a top loading HE washer. While it is great on saving water and energy, they do tend to get stinky. Also, I am a big fan of washing my clothing in cold water and was surprised to learn this from the Smelly Washer site: "The third not-so-common reason for clothes washer smells is using only cold water for washing. Using cold water is fine but makes preventive maintenance very important. A weekly hot soak will dissolve residue not dissolved by cold water. This is a perfect chance to soak soiled dishrags, etc."

AmyLynn said...

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AmyLynn said...

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AmyLynn said...

Subscribing via google reader.

AmyLynn said...

Following on twitter. Tweet: http://twitter.com/hillfam2005/status/8110029264

AmyLynn said...

Following your blog.

THE Disneyalnd Mom said...

I have a real problem with a smelly washer. When I got my front loader 3 years ago, I was so excited to get a fancy machine. I had no idea the smelly problems that would come up. so disgusting! I am resentful that I was sold a product that could have this problem. While i understand that overuse of detergents is an issue, the other issue in my opinion is clearly the build up that occurs in the rubber ring. gross!

THE Disneyalnd Mom said...

I guess it also doesn't help that I sometimes forget to take the clothes out promptly.

THE Disneyalnd Mom said...

i follow smelly washer on twitter (dlandmom)

THE Disneyalnd Mom said...

i follow on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/dlandmom/status/8114886539

THE Disneyalnd Mom said...

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startrek said...

Over use of detergents causes odor.
joan ferris
jnferri@aol.com

carolasar said...

Wow- I never knew that lint can collect in your washer also causing mold (and stink)

carolasar said...

following @smellywasher on Twitter @carolasar

carolasar said...

following you on Twitter @carolasar

carolasar said...

Tweeted-http://twitter.com/carolasar/status/8122315401

carolasar said...

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Emily said...

I learned that detergent overuse can actually make odors worse! Who knew?

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Emily said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@anylit) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/anylit/status/8125115388

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Emily said...

I'm following SmellyWasher on twitter (@anylit)

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Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/8132507256

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Theresa C said...

I was surprised to find out that The main cause of stink is the overuse of detergents, I would think the more cleaners you use the cleaner clothes would be.
I wash my clothes separate from my husbands because he works so hard and I am afraid that his hard work odor with transfer to my clothes.

CoyCoy said...

I didn't realize some people think that fabric softener contains carcinogens! Yikes :(

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CoyCoy said...

My sad little stinky laundry story: My stepdaughter had her friend over for the weekend. He had just taken a shower and has longer hair. After he dried off his hair, he was like, "OMG. Yuck!" I couldn't imagine what was wrong. I asked him. He said, "Gross - this towels smells gross and now my hair smells like it." Mortified. Seriously. He could have used some manners, but seriously - that was awful. Now I go through my stacks of towels and sniff them before guests are coming. I knew they were clean, but that is so gross and embarrassing!! I am excited to hear there is such a product as this one out there!

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CoyCoy said...

Following @smellywasher on twitter (username angkaye)

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CoyCoy said...

Following you on twitter (username angkaye)

Thanks!
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CoyCoy said...

I tweeted!!!
http://twitter.com/angkaye/status/8137175438
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Heather said...

I learned that fabric softener is dispensed in the rinse cycle of a washing machine and it leaves a residue on the inside of the outer tub. Odor-causing mold grows on this residue and is transferred to towels and clothing. They recommend using dryer sheets or dryer balls instead!

Heather said...

Smelly story: Our water is smelly anyway, but the other day, I was soaking some laundry in an oxygen product (trying to get some stains out, you see). Well, it wasn't in there long, but I turned the machine back on and it was agitating the load. My husband walked by the laundry room and just about threw up all over himself. I guess no more soaking! lol

Heather said...

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Stacy said...

I have accidentally left clothes in the washer too long, then dried them thinking it would be okay. It wasn't!

Stacy said...

Smelly Washer recommends the use of dryer balls. I've thought about getting some of those.

madden77 said...

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kngmckellar said...

The main cause of front load or top load stink is the overuse of detergents. Generally, we’re only removing sweat and perfume from our clothing so it’s necessary to use very minimal amounts.

kngmckellar said...

Smelly Laundry Story is when we went to the beach and had lots of smelly wet towels. I forgot about them and found them in a bag a week later. They were very smelly and it was hard to get the smell out.

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kathy pease said...

The frequency of use depends upon the amount of detergent used, if fabric softener is used and the temperature of water generally used after cleaning your washer. That being stated - many customers like to do maintenance cycles. If any type of maintenance cycle is done only a half-teaspoon of SmellyWasher is needed in a normal hot soak to remove any residue.

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mail4rosey said...

Liquid fabric softener is terrible for clothing, who knew???

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rlgrady said...

I am forever forgetting to put the clothes in the dryer. I get so annoyed when they have to be re-washed, and they still smell funky. This sounds like a great product.

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Nancy S. said...

I learned that Smelly Washer is made from 100% all natural citrus based ingredients.
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Nancy S. said...

My son is constantly leaving his clothes in the dryer so I can't put my clothes in it when the wash is done. Then I forget about it and have to re-wash. I could use this.

Nancy S. said...

I follow Smelly Washer on twitter - ncschools.

Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.
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I subscribe to your feed.

phyllisg said...

Evicted tenants left smelly everything.
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phyllisg said...

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True Value or Ace hardware. Ace is near me.
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Sue E said...

Daily Tweet
http://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/8173089956

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Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I learned that it has been extensively tested as safe for use with septic systems as it doesn't harm the bacteria necessary for breakdown.
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purango said...

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lilyk said...

I learned that Smelly Washer Cleaner has been extensively tested as safe for use with septic systems as it doesn't harm the bacteria necessary for breakdown.

Gianna said...

There are times my machine smells like poopy diapers.. it's really icky and wonder what causes it?

esther said...

I learned the cleaner is made from 100% all natural citrus based ingredients.

esther said...

Tweet!
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esther said...

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esther said...

I follow Smelly Washer on Twitter.

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