9 Biggest Benefits of Using Linen Bath Towels

The perfect bath towel can be frustratingly difficult to find. With more wash and wear than most regular household items, they need to be durable and high quality and they should dry you off quickly. Ideally, they should also look great.

Our ultra-plush linen waffle towels are designed to give your bathroom a spa-like feel. Soft, quick-drying, and luxurious, these generous bath towels leave your skin beautifully dry and lightly exfoliated thanks to their intricate weave. There are also a beautiful selection of colourways to choose from to perfectly match the style of your space. 

From being highly absorbent to being a more sustainable towel option, here are nine of the biggest benefits of using linen bath towels. 

9 Benefits of Linen Bath Towels

1. They are quick-drying

Linen towels feel dry and fresh for longer because they breathe well thanks to and the airflow helps dry the material. This is particularly great for reducing energy costs because they can easily be hung up to dry, and for the cooler months where air drying takes more time. That means you can say goodbye to extended dryer cycles or days on end of them hanging on the line. 

2. They are highly absorbent 

Perhaps what we want most from our bath towels is for them to be absorbent. While cotton towels certainly do the trick, linen towels are ultra-absorbent because the fibres are hollow and can absorb as much as 20 per cent of their weight in moisture before they start feeling wet. Moisture absorption is also key to the unique ability of linen to soften over time.

3. They become softer with time

Each time your linen is washed, it becomes softer and more absorbent—no fabric softener necessary. It does so by shedding excess and unnecessary fibres, so don't be alarmed if your towels shed some threads in the first few washes

As a general rule of thumb, the darker the dye the more shedding that will occur. This is because the dyes that are darker can lead to a greater buildup of fibres in the linen.

4. They are more durable

Boasting incredible tensile strength, linen is more durable and hardwearing compared to cotton or wool. In fact, linen is one of the strongest natural fibres there is, approximately 30% thicker and stronger than cotton and is even stronger when wet - 20% stronger.

Unlike machine woven cotton which can succumb to wear and tear over time, flax linen actually improves with age and benefits from a low maintenance approach to care.

5. They look stylish

Bathrooms tend to be one of the more overlooked rooms when it comes to styling and also one of the most difficult to personalise, particularly if you are living in a rental home. One of the easiest ways to spruce up this place is with colourful, luxurious towels. 

Worn out, stained or damp towels don't make the best impression on guests. Invest in lush styles like our 100% linen waffle bath and hand towels that hang beautifully and add a touch of luxury to the space.

6. They are more sustainable

With more of us becoming increasingly concerned with the environmental impacts of mass production, it makes sense to opt for natural, regenerative materials where possible in our homes. Because our towels experience wash and wear than most household items, they need to be durable and high quality so we don't have to keep replacing them often. 

Not only is linen one of these most luxurious and stylish fabrics, it's also one of the most eco-friendly. Made from flax plant fibres, this strong material is resilient and can grow in poor soil, using significantly less water during production than cotton or polyester.

7. They are lightweight

If you're someone with limited storage space, linen towels are great as they are lightweight and take up little room. They are also a fantastic towel option to take down to the beach as they won't bulk up your bag and they also repel sand/dirt.

8. They are oversized

Bed Threads towels are bath sheet size so they are much bigger than standard towels. This means there is a larger surface area to wrap around your body and dry you off with and they are just that extra bit comfortable. These towels are also great to take to the pool or beach as they are generous enough for lounging around on.

9. They gently exfoliate the skin

An unexpected benefit of linen towels is that they gently exfoliate the skin when you dry off. Exfoliating is an essential step to keeping your skin looking fresh and radiant as it helps get rid of dead skin cells.

Enjoyed this? Here are the 7 Biggest Benefits of Sleeping in 100% Flax Linen. 

Welcome to Bed Threads

It looks like you’re in Australia. Enjoy…

  • Free shipping UK-wide
  • Easy returns
  • All duties and taxes included

You're $0 away from FREE shipping. You've earned free shipping. Dreamy!

Furniture items are not included for free shipping

These are shipped separately, incur a delivery charge & require signature on delivery.