Home-Made Febreze

Last night we ran into an uh-hum, “incident” with our new puppy, Lennon. Like all puppies do, she had an accident buuuuut…. it just so happened to be in OUR bedroom! It was quite possibly the worst smell I’ve ever encountered. Of course we got out the big guns and cleaned it up quickly but the smell still lingered and lingered and lingered. The next morning I had to get that ronchi smell out ASAP! Lyla was sick though and there was no way I was going to be able to take her to the store so on a whim I made my own Febreze. I got the recipe here and I couldn’t thank this blogger enough! The stink is gone and my house smells super fresh! Oh and you want to hear the best part about it? It costs less than $0.25 to make! No worries, I’m more than willing to share the recipe folks. Check it out…

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Items Needed:
  • 1/8 Cup of Fabric Softener
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • Hot Water
  • Spray Bottle (I used an empty windex bottle)
  • Using a funnel, pour the fabric softener & baking soda into your spray bottle.
  • Fill the spray bottle with hot water and shake well.
  • TIP: Don’t forget to twist the nozzle over to the LOCK position if you’re using a Febreze bottle, or you might fall on your hiney.
  • Now spray every stinkin’ inch of your house! 
Store-bought Febreze: $5.59
Homemade Febreze: $0.15
Total Savings: $5.44 OR  97.3%!
Stoked to add this to my list of home-made cleaning supplies! 🙂
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  1. I saw this before, but I don’t remember where. I wanted to try it, but forgot to write the recipe down. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, what a better deal…imagine all that money those febreeze people are making! Thanks coming by Sharing with Domestic Superhero Thursday’s Link Party and sharing this!

  3. Keep on writing, great job!

  4. I just ran out of the store bought Frebreze and I’m going to mix this up in the old bottle. So glad you you posted this.

  5. So will this still work if I make my own fabric softener? I’m new to this DIY thing….hoping to save some pennies this year!

  6. I use homemade fabric softener. Do you think it would work the same?

  7. What brand of fabric softener do you use?

  8. Ahh yes! Now I can finally stop stealing the Febreze from work! : )

  9. The “recipe” for homemade febreeze that I have seen posted a lot is just the fabric softener and the water. It does not include the baking soda as stated in this post. Has anyone ever used/tried both recipes? any noticeable differences? pros/cons ?


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