How To Make DIY Refreshing Fingertip Towels

Hey friends, we are well into summertime! Along with that comes hot summer days working in the garden, backyard barbeques, picnics and outdoor flea markets.
These towels are perfect for those occasions, so I want to share how to make DIY refreshing fingertip towels.


metal bowl package of white washcloths roll of twine pair of scissors and 6 bottles of essential oils bergamot lemon peppermint theives eucalyptus on wooden countertop

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You will need washcloths, some essential oils, a large bowl, a large ziplock bag and some twine.

I ordered white washcloths on Amazon, and you can find those here. And any refreshing
essential oils that you like, will work.

Some good options are bergamot, thieves, lemon, eucalyptus and lavender.

I used lemon, lavender and eucalyptus for mine.

how to make your towels

To make the towels, you will fill your large bowl with water and add the drops of essential oil.

I used about 7-8 drops total, so if you are using several different oils, just divide the drops between them.

metal bowl filled with water and a white washcloth inside stack of white washcloths besdie bowl and 3 essential oils laying on washcloths lemon lavender eucalyptus

Next, soak the washcloths in your water mixture, then squeeze out the excess water.

white washcloth with one side folded toward middle laying on wood countertop
white washcloth folded in thirds longways laying on wooden countertop

Then fold the washcloths in thirds so the seam doesn’t show.

white washcloth folded in thirds longways and rolled from one end lavender and lemon essential oil laying on white washcloth beside rolled cloth

Fold and roll each cloth individually and tie up with a piece of twine.

6 white washcloths rolled and tied with a piece of twine and placed inside a ziplock freezer bag

Put the cloths in the ziplock bag and place in the fridge or freezer until ready to use them.

Obviously, if you freeze them, they will stay cold a bit longer, so this is a good option if you are entertaining outside in the heat.

If you are hosting a get together, these are beautiful arranged on a tray and embellished with lemon slices and maybe mint or rosemary sprigs.

They are perfect for an outdoor picnic, backyard barbeque or shrimp/crab boil. Your guests will be impressed with the display and will welcome these refreshing towels.

Give these DIY refreshing fingertip towels a try and let me know what oils you like to use, because I love to hear from you!!


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pinterest graphic refreshing finger towel DIY 6 white washcloths rolled and tied with twine and lemon slice on top laying on white rectangle dish

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  1. Such a smart idea, especially since we are all entertaining outdoors, and a squirt of hand sanitizer doesn’t get rid of the sticky. I am soooo doing this.

  2. These are so cute, Michele, and such a great idea too! We eat a lot of shrimp and grill out as much as possble so this post is perfectly time. I’m defniitely going to be doing this and passing it along to my family too! Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

  3. What a clever idea, and they are so cute! We spend a lot of time outside, and our new house has a great outdoor entertaining space. I’m going to save this idea for when things are “back to normal.” Thanks for sharing!

    1. They are SO refreshing on a hot summer day, and they smell amazing!

      I like to make them and take along with water bottles in a small cooler when I go to outdoor events and flea markets this time of year.

      So glad you enjoyed the post!!


  4. Such a great idea, and beautiful, too. You always inspire me. Hugs to you, my friend.

    1. I really appreciate your kind words sweet friend! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    2. I really appreciate your kind words sweet friend! Have a wonderul holiday weekend!

  5. What an AMAZING idea!!! I LOVE this…such an easy way to add a welcoming touch and offer others something special. SO good.

    1. Oh, thanks Rachel! So glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Aww, thanks so much for the kind words Rachel! I really appreciate that!

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