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How to clean your gardening gloves

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how to clean gardening gloves

Are your gardening gloves dirty and ready to be binned? Maybe it’s not too late even when your precious gloves seem beyond repair.

The world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually. Gardening gloves do not need to be a part of that! At least not every time they are somewhat dirty.

Gardening gloves are actually made to become dirty and can be cleaned easily. If you follow our guide, they will look new again in no time!

Things you will need:

Dr. Bronner’s – Pure-Castile Liquid Soap

Bottle of Dr. Bronner’s - Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
  • Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
  • Bucket with warm/hot water
  • A sponge or soft brush
  • An old dry towel

This is our simple guide on how to clean your gardening gloves. Follow these steps and your gardening gloves will look new again!

Total Time: 10 minutes

  1. Fill a bucket with warm water

    Fill a bucket with enough water to submerge your gardening gloves. The water should be hot but still comfortable to stick your hands in.

  2. Add a couple of drops of Castile soap

    Add about 10 drops (one drop for each liter) of castile soap to the water.

  3. Put your gardening gloves in the water

    Put your gardening gloves in the water and let them in for about 10 minutes. This will ensure the gloves are soaked and ready to be cleaned.

  4. Clean off all the dirt using a soft brush

    Remove the gloves from the water and remove any visible dirt. Once you are happy with how they look give them a final rinse with clean water.

  5. Let your gardening gloves air dry

    Once the gardening gloves are clean and you are happy with the result it is time to let them dry. The best way to let your gloves dry is by hanging them on the clothesline and letting them air dry.

    Tip: Do not put your gardening gloves in the dryer. This will cause unnecessary wear on the rough, grippy material.

That’s it. Super simple and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Good luck!

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Daniel Smith
Hey there! My name is Daniel. A 28-year-old with a passion for helping others, and caring about the environment. I'm always on the hunt for the latest best-smelling soaps and detergents.
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