Last month, my husband washed a load of bath towels…and forgot they were in the washing machine. Two days later, when I went to wash a load of whites, I opened the lid to find an entire load of musty towels! Despite numerous attempts to re-wash them, the sour smell simply wouldn’t come out. I thought for sure I’d have to throw them away, my lovely plush set included. Then I tried Febreze’s Laundry Odor Eliminator.
This nifty product is added directly to the load, in addition to your regular amount of laundry detergent. It has a pretty strong fragrance, and this may be a concern for people with skin sensitivity. The only ingredients are water, a corn-based odor eliminator, and fragrance.
Once my towels were done drying, I pulled them out of the dryer and smelled them. There was NO hint of mustiness in the fabric! The true test was checking for odor when they became damp, but fortunately, there was still no hint of the musty smell I was so used to with that particular load of towels. Since the first use, I’ve used Febreze Odor Eliminator in a load of my husband’s work clothes. The perma-sweat smell has disappeared. It doesn’t prevent new odors, so after wearing clothing washed with the product, the same clothes smell sweaty again if the person wearing them perspires.
This would be a great product for not only smelly clothing or linens, but it can be used directly on odor spots. Use it on a mattress or dog bed, car seat, or other material that can’t be washed in a washing machine. The result is the same; neutralized odor! This is a great product, albeit a little on the pricey side. If you have some stubborn smells in your laundry, the extra coin is well worth it!