Make Your Own 'Fabreeze'

I have 2 dogs, a cat and a toddler. There are a lot of times that I really need to refresh the fabric surfaces in my home.

I could use 2 or 3 bottles of Fabreeze easily,each week, as I try to keep a clean, fresh and fragrant home. This lead me to feeling guilty about my environmental impact, and I despised that I was reliant on chemicals.

Well, today I tried a DIY fabric refresher I want to share the recipe with you.

You need an empty spray bottle, such as an empty Fabreeze bottle. I used a 33 fluid ounce bottle that I had on hand. (I cleaned it very well first).

I filled the empty bottle with 30 ounces of hot water.
I added 2 ounces of Fabric Softner, Downy Orchid Allure.
I added 3 teaspoons of baking soda.
I mixed this well. And there you have a DIY fabric refresher, at a fraction of the cost! This is a great way to save money and reduce the amount of plastic that is thrown into the garbage.

It smells amazing, although I think I will reduce the amount of baking soda,as I thought the surfaces I had sprayed felt just a tiny bit gritty.

I will never buy Fabric Refresher again, and I can't wait to try another fragrance of fabric softner soon!


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I need to try this!

  2. April Harden-HaleJune 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Thanks Sara!! I will be trying this soon! I also go through way to much febreeze.

  3. We have 2 cats, an 8 month old, and my husband is a fire fighter. We get alll kinds of smells in this house. I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have been wanting to make some of this for awhile now. I can put it off no longer~ New arrival, Pooch Gracie is finally here

  5. I make my own fabric & cleanser sprays too, except I use essential oils instead of the fabric softener. Going to try it your way next time tho because it seems so cost efficient! =]

  6. Awesome - I will have to try this :)

  7. thanks Sara. I have a cat too so I will have to try this out.


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