Norwex Bath Towels
Norwex is well known as a cleaning company, and has a reputation for its microfiber Enviro Cloths – the densely woven, superfine Norwex Microfiber physically removes up to 99% of bacteria from a surface using only water when following proper care and use instructions.
But did you know that Norwex also sells bath towels and has been selling them for over 10 years? And the people that own them looooove them. This may come as a surprise when you find out their price – they are definitely on the expensive side, but I’m here to tell you why they have a huge fan club, and why you just might want to join that club!
And remember, I’ll be honest with you in this review, ’cause that’s my jam!
What I Love About the Norwex Bath Towel
- Super absorbent – These towels suck up all of the water, and hold it all in! It’s particularly great for wrapping up long hair after a shower – I’m always amazed at how quickly my hair air dries after I take the towel off because the towel soaked up most of water.
- Dries quickly – You’ll never own a towel that dries as quickly as this one! In our house, we’ve always reused our towels a few times before laundering them. That means that after using a towel, the next day, the towel we used wasn’t always dry, especially during the humid summer season. But once we got our hands on the Norwex towels, that changed! These microfiber towels dry quickly. That ALSO means that they aren’t fostering the growth of bacteria, which would contribute to smelly-towel syndrome. They also come with a loop to hang them up with, so that they do dry effectively in between uses.
- They contain BacLock® – an antimicrobial agent solely intended to protect and self-clean the microfiber by inhibiting growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. This feature is also handy in fighting smelly-towel syndrome!
What’s to love about the Norwex Bath Towels
- They are great for very member of your family. Everyone in your household will love these towels! They’re not too big, and not too small. You guessed it. They’re just right!
- Take them to the gym. This towel is great to take to the gym with you, if you don’t already own a Norwex Active Towel. Since it’s not bulky, it fits easily in your gym bag.
- Perfect for camping. You can only hang to dry while camping, and since this towel dries quickly, I love taking these camping!
- They are the ultimate travelling towel. If you need to take a towel with you on any of your travels, the Norwex bath towel is perfect. As I’ve already talked about, it’s thin, so it takes up very little space in your suitcase and dries quickly, so you won’t have to repack a damp towel at the end of your trip.
- They last for YEARS. I have multiple customers who have owned their Norwex Bath Towels for over 10 years and they are still going strong! If you take care of them, they will take care of you.
What’s Important to Know
- Pat to Dry – This towel does not FEEL like the towels that you’re used to. Because it is made of microfiber, and woven tightly together, it’s covered in tiny little fabric pieces that are kind of like hooks. Which means that the fibers ‘stick’ to your skin. So, I recommend that you don’t try to rub your skin dry because the towel gets stuck on your skin as you do. Instead, pat your body all over to dry.
- DON’T take them to the Beach – If you take these towels to the beach, sooooo much sand will stick to them and you’ll end up frustrated. If you want a Norwex option for the beach, the Norwex Active Towel is the way to go, as it’s a smooth, velvety towel that doesn’t contain looped fibers like the bath towel.
- It’s thin – This is actually one of this towels biggest selling features. While the Kids Towel, Hooded Baby Towel, and the Ultra Plush Towel are thick and fluffy (which is very luxurious), our regular towels are super thin. Since they’re thin, they dry quickly AND they are great for packing for any kind of travel where you need to bring a towel with you.
How To Launder Your Bath Towels
- Although not absolutely necessary, I personally recommend using the Norwex Laundry Detergent to launder your towel. The Ultra Power Plus laundry detergent is the bomb, and I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to use it!
- Avoid using fabric softener, bleach and dryer sheets when laundering your Norwex Bath Towels
- Wash with other Norwex towels, Norwex cloths, or sheets. Avoid throwing in the laundry with fluffy towels or blankets. The lint from those items will transfer and get stuck all over the hooked fibers of your towel.
- Wash in hot water. This is not a must, but it is very helpful, as the heat helps to open up the fibers of your towel, releasing any dirt it’s holding and fluffing the towel up again.
- Dry in the dryer for a soft, fluffy feeling towel.
Laundry Tip: If your towel has begun to smell, you can add a cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle when you launder it. Or, you can add a capful of Odor Eliminator to your water at the beginning of the load, and it will help freshen up your towel! If using vinegar, wash in hot water. If using Odor Eliminator, wash in warm water.
How to prevent your Norwex towels from smelling
While these towels are going to dry quicker than the average towel, and they contain BacLock® to work against the growth of the things that cause smells, your towel may still smell like a stinky towel sometimes. In my experience, here’s how to keep your Norwex towels from smelling gross.
- Don’t hang them on a hook with other wet towels. This just prevents good air flow, and that pile of wet towels will just stay damp.
- Launder them regularly. Washing your towel at least once a week seems to be a good rule of thumb. If your towel user showers every day, or more than once a day, you’d want to launder it more frequently.
- Humidity prevents the towel from drying in between uses. Therefore, you’ll want to launder your towel more frequently if the weather is particularly humid, or your bathroom is always damp.
- Don’t leave your towel in a damp heap on your floor! If you hang your towel up by the white loop attached to the towel will enable it to dry and stay fresh smelling longer.
So, are they worth the money?
While many people would struggle to spend this amount on a towel, I’ve come to see that the Norwex Bath Towels are definitely worth the price. In addition to lasting for many, many years, they have a number of uses that traditional towels just don’t do well. I love mine, and wouldn’t hesitate to purchase them again!
I’d love to hear if you own and love the Norwex Bath Towels!