Saturday, August 25, 2012

Handy Dandy Tips: Homemade Febreze

Briana at Life.Family.Love is quite possibly a genius. She has this recipe for homemade Febreze for just $0.15 a bottle and it is awesome!!!!

We have pets so we used to go through quite a bit of Febreze, but its so expensive that we've had to stop buying it. I honestly hadn't thought about making my own until quite recently. It really doesn't get much easier than this.

You will need:
  • 1/8 cup liquid fabric softener
  • 2 Tablespoons baking soda
  • Hot water
  • Spray bottle

Add your ingredients to the bottle and fill with hot water. Shake. Spray. Enjoy. See, told you it was easy. I'm all about easy.

I used a vanilla and lavender scented fabric softener. Our house smells AMAZING right now. 


  1. Also wondering if you tested it on clothes. The fabric softener I have is Downey and since it's blue and I am directly spraying the mixture does that matter. Obviously, since it's for clothes it should be okay, just curious since its not getting washed out

  2. I haven't tested it on clothes yet. I think with the color, it might be a judgment call. My fabric softener was white, so I didn't worry about it. It might dilute enough that you would be alright, but you might test it on an old rag or something first, just to be safe. As far as the fabric softener not being rinsed out, you should be fine. Since it would typically be added during the rinse cycle in your washer, it wouldn't be rinsed from the clothes anyway.