Picture of Homemade Fabric Refresher
Simply put, make your own Febreeze...

If you like a clean and fresh smelling home why not make your own Fabric Refresher according to your own tastes. Now there are many different scents of Febreeze available but what if you'd like your own...

Step 1: What you'll need

Picture of What you'll need
Here's what you'll need to get started...

1x empty Spray Bottle (I used my previous Fabric Refresher Spray Bottle)
1x Bottle of Liquid Fabric Softener (Brand and Scent of your choosing)

keithel805 months ago

You should just mix any essential oil(s) you choose with baking soda and then mix into a spray bottle of distilled water. 100% green, no chemicals, good for you and the earth.

MrsYeti1 year ago

Love this! I run a second hand shop for a charity, so this is a much used item, and fantastic way to save money.

MsJan3 years ago
HEY...does not anyone know that there is not one Fabric Softener on the shelf that is not toxic to humans? A neighbor has pancreas cancer and his doctor will not allow any of them to use the stuff. My son has a tumor on his pancrea and when I read reason what could cause this one of them was FABRIC SOFTENER. These companies will sell us anything just to get our money. I now use WHITE VINEGAR in my fina rinse cycle of wash and it is cheap and safe. If I happen to miss adding itn into wash than I just put some vinega on a wash cloth and toss in dryer. I want my family healthy. People do not stop and think...where does al these cancers come from...I know from the big companies that sell fragrances and other toxic products to us. A Healthy Home Has No Smell.... just need fresh air.
Big ole thank you! I'm going to try this right now with my favorite cruelty free fabric softener!
WOW, i just made 2 - 32oz bottles of this. I cant believe how much money i spent on fabreeze @ 5 bucks a bottle !!! I went to my local store and lucky for me the one scent i liked was allso only 2 bucks for a 3 Qt bottle, So with 1 cap making one bottle i spent a big 2 bucks for 40 bottles of this!!!!!

heres the math
2 - 32 oz spray bottles $3.00
3 Qt bottle of Purex mountain breeze $ 2.00
total cost about $5.18
making 40 bottles

VS 1 bottle of fabreeze for 5.00

THANK YOU SO MUCH !! you rock !!
beavis2k8 years ago
great post, I'm going to try it, also i read somewhere that another alternative to fabreze would be to use white vinegar and liquid scent.
bigbadjohn81 (author)  beavis2k8 years ago
I have tried the vinegar recipes that are floating around and they all seem to have that vinegar scent to me... thus I am Anti-Vinegar for Fabric Refresher...
a bowl of full strength vinegar set on a counter is all I use for a room refresher. I've no idea why it works. does anyone else?
You gotta be kidding me?! That's it!??! Well Frabreeze is a big waste of money! Thank you BigBadJohn! xoxo
plazmaonu7 years ago
Whamalamadingdong? =O
TheSelana7 years ago
Thank you so much for this! I have been thinking about making my own using essential oils, but it hasn't quite worked! I mixed some of this up and it works splendidly!
inquisitive7 years ago
I have done this since college-works really great when the air gets dry and there is a lot of static buildup from the rug. A great lazy way to fluff wrinkled clothing too-spritz and shake.
mcadwell8 years ago
And if this mixture isn't shaken well, and the liquid softener has a color to it (like blue or green), then some spot staining may occur. So, please shake well before using.
0.775volts8 years ago
If you want something that will leave no residue, and works much better, actually removing the smells, use what costumers call "vodka spray". it's really easy, 1/2 cheapo vodka, and 1/2 distilled water (one can also use tap water, but distilled works a bit bette). to use, shake the spray bottle and spray on clothes. let dry and poof! no funk (or substantially less funk). you also get to avoid that nasty febreeze smell (which I personally can't stand).
Ninja smell like happy drink now.
hethlee8 years ago
Yeah, good idea i'm going to try this out!
LasVegas8 years ago
Fabric Softener contains various waxes and will attract dirt and buildup. That's why it's added in the first rinse.
Thinktank8 years ago
Ninja smell good now.
JakeTobak8 years ago
Sounds cool and definitely good to know, but I feel like it could have been just one sentance. Like, "Did you know that diluted fabric softener can be used in place of Febreeze?"
bigbadjohn81 (author)  JakeTobak8 years ago
Yeah, could have been, but you gotta make it look good, right?
Coffee bean8 years ago
Whamalamadingdong! Right back at ya. great job!