14 Ways to Use Eco Beach Towels (Other Than Drying Yourself)

Here are fourteen unique ways to use eco beach towels.

May 25, 2023
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Eco travel towels are all the rage these days. And for good reason! 

They're made of sustainable and recycled materials, they're super absorbent, and they dry quick.

But what else can you do with them? Here are 14 ideas:

1. Use it as a picnic blanket. Seriously, these things are big enough for you, your friend and the many snacks you brought — and they're machine washable, so if anyone spills their wine, you can just toss it in the wash.  

2. Make a fashion statement. Tie one around your head and voila! You're a glamorous movie star from the 1940s. Or a hippie from the 1970s. Or whatever look you're going for.  

3. Protect your furniture from wet bathing suits or puddles on the floor with an eco travel towel thrown over the back of a chair or sofa. 

4. In a pinch, you can use an eco travel towel as a tablecloth or placemat. Just make sure everyone washes their hands before eating!  

5. If you have pets, an eco travel towel makes a great temporary dog bed or cat bed. Just throw it on the floor and let your furry friend enjoy some cozy time. And don’t forget you need a travel towel as well. 

6. Traveling and need something to keep your belongings in? An eco travel towel makes a great impromptu bag—just gather up the corners and tie them together.  

7. Make a DIY cold compress.. In a pinch, you can make your own cold compress by wetting your eco towel and popping it in the freezer for a few minutes. Perfect for soothing aches and pains!

8. A large eco towel can be used as a shawl or scarf on chilly evenings spent outdoors. 

9. Make temporary curtains.. Whether you're trying to block out the sun or add a little privacy, temporary curtains made from eco towels are perfect for small windows or spaces.

10. Wrap up breakable items for storage or transport.. If you're worried about storing or transporting breakable items like glassware or vases, just wrap them up snugly in an eco towel for extra protection against bumps and jostles.

11. If you accidentally leave your regular towel at home, an eco travel towel can double as a regular towel or even as a bath mat. 

12. Keep one in your car for impromptu car washing sessions…or for when you spill your coffee. 

13. Unroll an eco travel towel and lay it across yoga mats before class to prevent slipping. 

14. Use as napkins or paper towels..If you find yourself without napkins or paper towels (or if you're just trying to be more environmentally friendly), fear not! Eco towels make perfect substitutes in a pinch. 


So there you have it—14 ways to use eco towels other than drying yourself off! These versatile little things really are the perfect addition to any household or suitcase. 

Do you have any other ideas? Let us know in the comments!

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