This Homemade Fabric Refresher uses only four ingredients!

I wanted to create my own version of homemade Febreze to test out on my husband’s soccer gear. I came up with a recipe, but I’m not entirely convinced it will work to get the smell out completely. (Although, real Febreze isn’t 100% effective either!)  It does work really well on regular fabrics in our home though!

Here’s the recipe I came up with:

This homemade fabric refresher (Febreze) uses only four ingredients!

Homemade Fabric Refresher (Febreze)
  • a small spray bottle from the travel-size section of any store
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp fabric softener
  • warm water
  • 10 drops of essential oil I used lavender
  1. Add the baking soda and the fabric softener to the bottle using a funnel.
  2. Add enough warm water to fill the bottle nearly to the top. Water must be warm to dissolve the baking soda.
  3. Add essential oil.
  4. Close the bottle, shake it up, then get your home smelling good!

I tried making the Febreze without fabric softener, but didn’t see (smell) any results at all. I also came across some recipes online that use vodka and water that I may try one day.

Have you ever made an effective homemade Febreze before?  What are you favourite homemade cleaning supply recipes?

This homemade fabric refresher (Febreze) uses only four ingredients!