Make Your Own Febreze

If you’re as addicted to Pinterest as I am, it’s quite likely that you saw this Fake Febreze pin. If you did, have you tried it?

I did! And I love it. The “recipe” on Fake It Frugal calls for:

  • 1/8 cup of Fabric Softener
  • 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
  • Water (To fill a 32 oz bottle)

Last week, when my bottle had reached its last spritz, I immediately thought of this DIY concoction.

Rather than getting out my computer for the exact measurements, I simply filled the cap of my fabric softener to about 1/3 full and dumped it into the 32 oz empty Febreze bottle. Next, I added a spoonful of baking soda and filled the bottle with warm water. After a good shake, I tested it on a pair of jeans because I was worried that maybe I had put too much fabric softener, but it was great. I recommend testing yours as well – so you don’t have soapy sofas and chairs.

Heather of Fake It Frugal had said that this is actually better than Febreze, and I have to agree! The freshness is definitely stronger and longer lasting. And definitely more affordable – those bottles of Febreze are really getting pricey. What do you think? Would you make your own Febreze or stick to the real thing?

October 6th, 2011 by Lyn

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