DIY Maven

DIY Maven

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Although I'm a writer by education and profession, I have a not-so-secret DIY and craft (of almost any kind) addiction. I'm the… read more

Comments - Make Homemade "Febreze"

aleia on Aug 28, 2013:

U should try with vineger really good

aleia on Aug 28, 2013:

This sounds like a good recipie to try for my hockey equipment and bag thanx for the help

Debbie on Jul 23, 2013:

I take a few capfuls of softner in a spray bottle...finish filling withwater. Mix well. Substitute for wrinkle free spray. Just spray on wrinkles....shake item a little and then hang. Sure has cut down on my ironing!

Barbara C. on Apr 24, 2013:

I have read on more than one venue that Tea Tree oil can be toxic to cats.

Allyson on Feb 05, 2013:

If your worried about it molding you could add a couple drops of Tea Tree Oil

Shavahn on Feb 04, 2013:

Are any of these Antimicrobial or would you know a recipe for antimicrobial?

Anonymous on Aug 27, 2012:

I use one half cup fabric softener the rest of the bottle water. This is my extra strength formula. I will never buy febreze again.

carla on Aug 25, 2012:


use distilled water... tap water will make it get moldy;

Ryan on Jul 31, 2012:

Not a good idea. Commercial versions have a precise amount of preservatives in that are active against most common contaminants; homemade versions will not. They WILL harbour potentially dangerous bacteria and fungus, and you'll be spraying this where you sleep and on your clothes? Worse is that you'd be making them airborne by spraying. This is of particular concern around the young, the old and anyone who is ill already. Make it by all means, but use it all In one go.

DIY Maven on Apr 05, 2012:

@klove--you could try keeping it in the refrigerator. 

klove on Apr 04, 2012:

i made mine with fabric softner, vinager & water. i made it 2 weeks ago & i was very happy with the results. now, it has became moldy. what should i do? any ideas or has this happened to anyone else? 


DIY Maven on Dec 30, 2011:


Angela on Dec 30, 2011:

baking powder or baking soda?

SheMac on Jul 28, 2011:

I used 1 capful of Downey (the cheapest) -- about 2 ounces -- with 1.5 cups water -- and it was TOO STRONG. So fill the spray bottle with water, and add the Downey slowly till you get a scent you like.

DIY Maven on Aug 17, 2010:

Amy, that recipe sounds fab! 

Amy on Aug 17, 2010:

I make linen water that I also use for a room freshener and deodorizer. This recipe makes one quart of linen water. Into a spray bottle place 30 oz. distilled water (be sure to use distilled water) 2 oz. vodka 5 drops essential oil of your preference. Shake vigorously to emulsify the oil. I like to use lavender and rosemary oils for linen water, just mist a couple of sprays on your pillow and sheets before climbing in bed. Lull-a-bye! No noxious chemicals, no wax residue on your stuff. :)

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