Creating your own fabric freshener is a breeze, and it’s a great way to keep your home smelling clean and save money.
Here’s how to craft a homemade fabric freshener:
- Begin with a glass spray bottle.
- Pour in ½ cup of high-proof vodka as the base.
- Add 25 drops of lavender essential oil for a calming scent.
- Include 25 drops of lemon essential oil for freshness.
- Mix in 10 drops of tea tree essential oil for its antimicrobial properties.
- Top off with ½ cup of distilled water and shake well before each use.
To use my homemade fabric freshener, I shake the bottle well to mix the essential oils with the vodka and water. I then lightly spray the mixture onto fabrics around my home, such as curtains, sofas, or bedding, to refresh them and leave a pleasant, clean scent. It’s essential not to saturate the fabrics but to mist them lightly, allowing the freshener to dry quickly.
The high-proof vodka helps disperse the essential oils and evaporates rapidly without leaving a residue, and the essential oils provide a natural, non-toxic fragrance without the harsh chemicals found in some store-bought fresheners. By using my homemade solution, I ensure my home smells fresh, and I do it both cost-effectively and efficiently.
The one place you want to be most comfortable is your home, and that means keeping your surroundings looking and smelling fresh. Whether it’s the carpet, furniture, or any other fabric, many items around your home can hold on to unpleasant odors.
While fabric freshener products like Febreze can do an excellent job as an odor eliminator, these products aren’t cheap. Making your own homemade fabric freshener can help you save while keeping your home smelling its best.
In this article, we’ll be sharing our favorite DIY fabric freshener recipes that get to the root of your odor issues. Our sprays and deodorizers use natural ingredients that cut through the problem causing the smell while also giving off their own fresh, subtle scents.
Simple and Easy Fabric Freshening Tips & Recipes
You don’t have to worry about buying a fabric refresher that is strong and cloying because you can adjust your fabric deodorizer spray to suit your preferences. With these easy recipes and tips, you can make your own homemade Febreze for a portion of the cost!
DIY Fabric Refresher
This homemade fabric freshener spray will help absorb all off-putting odors and leave everything smelling fresh. You can substitute the drops of essential oil with any of your favorite essential oils.
Pour the vodka into a glass spray bottle and then add the essential oils. Add water and shake to ensure all the ingredients combine.
The oils will separate, so you have to shake the bottle of this natural freshener and cleaner before each use. You can spray on most surfaces, including linen and other fabrics.
Natural Carpet Freshener for Cars
Car interiors go through a lot of wear and tear throughout their lifespan, and the carpets can pick up a lot of dirt. This can leave your carpets and interior smelling less than pleasant. That’s why we love this natural car mat cleaner.
To remove smoke smell from a car, you can make a sachet or two of this mixture and place them strategically in the car, like a door pocket or console. The baking soda and essential oils will help to clear the car of this nasty odor, although it may take some time.
In a small bowl, mix the baking soda with the essential oils. Sprinkle a thin layer of the mixture on the interior carpet of your car, let it sit for a few hours and vacuum. Do this regularly if you want your car to keep its fresh scent.
You can also use baking soda and water to clean car seats of stains and smells. Rubbing a paste into stains with a rag or old toothbrush. Let it dry, and vacuum up the residue.
Do-It-Yourself Fabric Freshening Spray
This DIY fabric spray is easy to make and uses only a few ingredients. It is similar to our homemade odor eliminator recipe but uses rubbing alcohol instead of vodka.
Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake. Test a small spot on new material to ensure it doesn’t leave oil stains or react unfavorably to being wet. Squirt the refresher on fabric and let it dry.
Easy Textile Refresher Spray
This natural homemade fabric refresher will improve the smell of your items while also keeping them soft to the touch.
Mix the three ingredients and place the refresher in a spray bottle. Spray on any fabric that needs refreshing.
Fabric Deodorizer for Urine Stains
If you have a pet, then you’re probably familiar with the unpleasant smell and look of urine stains. To get rid of urine smell in your carpet and fabric, one of the best cleaning products to use is an enzyme cleaner. As urine dries, the chemicals in the substance break down and produce that unpleasant ammonia-like scent.
Enzyme cleaner breaks down the smelly chemical and turns them into gases, which then evaporate. Spray the cleaner and let it sink in for about 20 minutes. Soak up the excess liquid and let the spot dry. You may have to do this a few times if the stain is old.
Natural Air Freshener
We love this natural air freshener recipe because it smells great and looks beautiful! These Mason jar air fresheners will brighten any room.
Place the ingredients in a Mason jar and then fill it with water. To make the scent stronger, use hot water or heat all of the ingredients on the stove until it boils. You can adjust the recipe as needed to produce the desired strength.
Homemade Textile Deodorizer
This multi-purpose recipe is one of our favorite homemade cleaners because you can also use it as a fabric softener and a degreaser.
In a large bucket, mix the baking soda and essential oils. Add the vinegar very slowly, as the mixture will fizz. Stir as you add, and then pour the mixture into a storage container once the fizz subsided.
This recipe makes an excellent air freshener for your car. Keep it in a small spray container in the glove box until you’re ready to use it.
These DIY recipes will have your home and belongings smelling fresh and clean. By making our own fabric freshener or deodorizer, you will be saving money while also creating something that will make your home better. You can adjust each of these recipes using your favorite scents to customize them to your preferences.
Recipe for Homemade Textile Refresher
- 10 drops of tea tree oil
- 4 ounces purified water
- 24 drops lemon oil
- 4 ounces vodka
- 24 drops lavender oil
- 12-ounce glass spray bottle
- Measuring cup
- Add all the liquids to the sprayer.
- Shake well to combine the ingredients.
- Lightly spritz almost any fabric surface to eliminate odors.
We do not recommend using on silk.
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