It’s brrr cold out there and things can get a little tricky in the bathroom as you reluctantly get out from your hot shower or bath. That’s when you want nothing more than a hot towel and a soft cotton bathrobe.
There are few simple pleasures in life that match the feeling of drying yourself with a nice hot towel on a cold day, problem is you don’t have a heated towel rack and you haven’t found a satisfactory way of keeping your bath towel warm.
You might have tried heating it in a preheated oven with the gas turned off, but you’ll either end up letting all the heat out or running out to the kitchen just to get your towel, either way your purpose will be defeated. That’s why we have a couple of better suggestions for heating your towel so it’s still nice and warm when you reach for it.
Heat your towel in the microwave
This idea has a couple of surprising elements to it that might sound counter intuitive, but remember – everything in moderation.
- The first step already might seem a little strange: wet your towel. Of course you don’t want to spend hours drying yourself with a wet towel, but splash a couple of drops evenly over the surface of your towel. You want it a little wet, not soaking.
- Next, and this step is optional – but oh so nice – sprinkle a few drops of essential oil to release some relaxing aromas. Lavender is especially relaxing and fragrant. Then place your towel in a large bowl and put it in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
- Remove the bowl / towel with caution and grab an end that isn’t too hot. Put your towel in a bag and it will retain its heat during your bath.
Use steam to heat your towel
Again, we encourage you to use essential oils, or even a vapour rub for maximum post-bath relaxation. Boil water – in the kettle is safest – and pour into a large glass Pyrex dish you’ve already placed in the bathroom (also for safe handling). Cover the dish with your towel in order to let it absorb as much hot steam as possible. Carefully (and slowly) remove the towel off the dish and voila! you have yourself one hot scented bath towel!