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dee's homemade febreeze

a recipe by
Hamilton, ON

I have not used a store bought name brand Febreeze since learning how to make it at home for pennies a bottle .... I spray it on everything bedding, in my closets and drawers, my furniture (always test on a spot that is hidden to make sure everything is okie dokie) my dog beds and blankets always smell nice and the list goes on and I hope you give it a go and you are just as happy as I am and remember you can always tweak it the way you like it everyone has different likes and dislikes as long as you are happy....Cheers!!!

serves Makes a full regular sized spray bottle
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For dee's homemade febreeze

  • 1 cup of your favourite fabric softener i like to use fleecy and i change up the different scents depending on the season
  • 2 cups of luke warm water (not too hot not too cold)
  • 1/3 of a cup of white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda

How To Make dee's homemade febreeze

  • 1
    Use a recycled spray bottle that you have cleaned out thoroughly so we can be mindful of our future generations and not fill up those landfills too quickly or if you have to buy one a quick stop at your local Dollarstore would be a great idea since we are trying to save money on these expensive cleaners and air fresheners
  • 2
    Pour your 1 cup of Fabric Softener into your spray bottle depending on the season I like to change it up for example in the summer months i use lavender scents in the fall i use vanilla but you certainly don't have to
  • 3
    Pour your 2 cups of luke warm water into the spray bottle and give it a little bit of a slow swish around to start getting the water and fabric softener to mix up
  • 4
    Add in your 1/3 of a cup of white vinegar to the spray bottle and keep swishing it together and last but not least add your 1/2 of teaspoon of baking soda ... please make sure the water is not too hot because when you add the baking soda you will have a volcano happening and fizzy water making a mess all over the place that is why i use luke warm water more on the cooler side and please DO NOT shake a slow swishing motion to mix it together is recommended...when you are done adding it all together and it is mixed up nicely put your spray cap on and you are ready to make your home smell wonderful and you didn't have to break the bank to do so either...hope you enjoy this recipe and helpful money saving hint from my home to yours Cheers!