How to Make Your Own Febreze

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This is one of those things that you can make yourself for pennies and never knew it! I am guilty of spending full price for a bottle of fabric odor remover.  I have kids, I have a dog, and that means…I have odors. I can’t help it.  They are messy little creatures.  But they are so cute!

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How am I supposed to make him find another nap spot?

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Or tell her she has to eat her pretzels away from Sesame Street?

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So instead I gathered these ingredients.

  • Large Spray Bottle 32oz  or reuse an old spray bottle
  • 4 TBSP Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Fabric Softener (your favorite smell)
  • Hot water to fill the rest of the bottle.

Shake or stir all of these together in the bottle and voila!

If you use a smaller bottle you will of course want to adjust the ingredients down.  I have already had many questions about this staining.  I haven’t had any problems with staining, because the fabric softener is so watered down in this mix.  If you are concerned you could use less fabric softener in your febreze mix.

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That is it! Seriously! It is that easy.  This works so well, that I am shocked.  We have used it for awhile now!  You can spray the couch, curtains, carpets, beds, any fabric surface in the house and it smells so good.  And it lasts.  I sprayed the kids rooms yesterday morning as a test to see just how long it lasts.  I walked in there this morning and I could still smell the fresh fabric softener scent.  LOVE IT!

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Comments

  1. Question…. Does it tend to stain? I heard that fabric softner can stain when not properly diluted or rinsed thoroughly…. Is this true?

  2. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-toxins-lurking-in-your-fabric-softener.html
    or google for more info. I had to tell you this. I used to do this and had house guest last summer. It made several of us very sick. Love your site & ideas but just had to tell you this so you could decide for yourselves. Be careful especially aroud kids & pets.

  3. I said I would do this today and I went to walmart spent almost two hours there and still forgot the baking soda.

  4. Annessa Judd Bow says:

    I have done this, I used a little less baking soda and I love it. Works like a charm!!

  5. You could also use an essential oil instead of the fabric
    softener :-)

  6. Tiffany Moreno says:

    Did it! Works like a charm! THANKS YOU!

  7. I just whipped up a batch of this and am currently sitting in a flowery haze and loving it. I used dollar store fabric softener which drove the price to about $.06 per bottle! Got to love that!
    Thanks!
    Eric

    • Nina Whetsell says:

      I love it. I made some for other friends. They too really enjoy this less expensive way to keep a wonderful smell in our homes…..

  8. Can you use this on fabrics in cars as well?

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