Is there anything more frustrating than putting on your outfit, and suddenly, you realise your clothes still smell even after washing. Unfortunately, this can happen to all your favourite items, but you can make washing smell nice by removing odours with the help of Vanish.

To get the best results, use Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Powder or Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Gel. The formula includes multi-power benefits which, removes stains, keeps colours bright and removes odours – all in one wash!

Read on for more information on how to keep clothes smelling fresh with Vanish.

Why do my clothes smell?

Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons why your clothes can smell over time:


1. Material type
Certain types of textiles and materials are more likely to lock in odours due to their porous nature. The main offender tends to be polyester so opt for a fabric like cotton, which is more breathable.


2. Sweat
Clothes are exposed to body odour, which can get trapped in the fibres. Bacteria then break down the enzymes in body odour, which is what produces that funky smell.


3. Exposure to the environment
Naturally, your clothes go wherever you go –which means they’re exposed to all sorts of things like food, pollution and bacteria that you collect during the day. A wash with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Pink Gel and detergent will help to make your laundry smell good for another adventure.


4. Forgetting to take it out of the washing machine
Leaving wet or partially dried washing in the machine can encourage bacteria to grow in the warm, damp machine. This can leave your clothes with a musty smell that can stick around until you give them another wash.


5. Overloading the machine
Stuffing too many items of clothes in one wash can mean that clothes don’t get cleaned properly. There won’t be enough room for the clothes to move around in the machine, and there may not be enough detergent or water for an effective wash.


6. A smelly washing machine
Unfortunately, washing machines are not self-cleaning, and do require a bit of TLC on your behalf. The warm, moist washing machine is the perfect environment for mould to grow. Plus, the dirt and grime on your clothes could end up stuck in your machine, and then transfer onto clothes in your next wash.

Why do my clothes smell?

How to remove bad odours from clothes

No matter what the reason you find yourself with musty smelling garments, you can remove odours with Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Powder or Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Gel. Just follow the instructions below:


Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Powder

Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Powder


  1. Add one scoop of the Vanish powder or a 50ml dose of Vanish gel to your washing machine drawer.
  2. Wash as usual with your regular detergent.
  3. Important: Always follow the instructions on the back of the packaging and read the label on the garment before washing.

General advice

- Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
- Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
- Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
- For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.