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Make Homemade “Febreze”

by on Aug 17, 2010

A hand is holding a squirt bottle of Febreeze.

Get out the funk with Instructabler killhannahfreak2’s homemade Febreze recipe. Here’s what you’ll need to whip up a batch:    

  • an empty spray bottle
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of fabric softener

The how-to is pretty self-explanatory, but a link is always welcomed. 

Commenter nikholemarie offered up her recipe as well. Here it is:

  • 1/2 cup laundry detergent
  • 1/4 cup, 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2 cups of water

She assures us they won’t bleach out the fabrics onto which we spray it. 

If these two recipes don’t strike your fancy, here’s four more from TipNut:


Recipe #1

1 cup fabric softener
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups water

Recipe #2

2 cups water
1 cup fabric softener

Recipe #3

3 cups water
3 TBS fabric softener
3 TBS rubbing alcohol

Recipe #4

2 cups water (warm)
1/4 cup fabric softener
1 TBS baking soda

If you want to skip the fabric softener and detergent, how about this one?


  • 50% inexpensive Vodka
  • 50% water


Funny how the one with booze seems like the most ‘natural’ of all of these. 


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