How to Make Hot Towels

Written by holly thompson | 13/05/2017
How to Make Hot Towels
Hot towels are simple to make at home. (face cloths stacked image by samantha grandy from

Hot towels are regularly used to relax people after shaves, during facials or at the end of long-haul flights. Although they are often considered a luxury, they are actually very simple to make yourself. It doesn't take more than a minute, and holding a hot towel to your face and body is a good way to de-stress at the end of the day. It is also possible to add essential oils to the towel to create your own aromatherapy hot towel experience.

Put the towel under a cold tap and thoroughly wet it through.

Wring out as much of the water as you can until the towel is 80 to 90 per cent dry.

Put the towel in the microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds.

Carefully remove the hot towel and dab on your face and neck.


Try adding a drop of essential oil, such as jasmine, to the towel. The heat will release the aroma and make the towel smell lovely.


Be careful when removing the towel from the microwave as it could be very hot. Never put a dry towel into the microwave as this is a fire hazard.

Things you need

  • Towel or towelled washcloth
  • Microwave

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