One thing I have a hard time stocking up on is Febreze! It seems it’s never cheap enough to warrant getting stocked! Well, here is a homemade version that I hear works wonders! Has anyone tried making their own before? Can’t wait to try this!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/8 cup of fabric softener
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 32 oz spray bottle (consider using an old Febreze spray bottle)
  • hot water

Gather your supplies, and pour the fabric softener and baking soda in the spray bottle.  Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water and shake!

Thanks, Fake-It Frugal

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42 thoughts on “Learn to Make Your Own Febreze!”

  1. Thanks for sharing. Luv it!

  2. Thanks for sharing. Luv it!

  3. Coupon Sheri says:

    I’ve been doing the fabric softner and water thing for a while now, never knew to add baking soda. I’ll try that next batch. Thanks so much

  4. Anonymous says:

    I just made some. I love to use my free samples, so I used the downy unstoppable that we got a while back (it is a solid, but crushes easy and turns into a powder). It dissolved very well. Just sprayed it all over an old white shirt and plan to let it dry over-night to ensure it won’t stain anything. :)

  5. man, wish i came on earlier was out and febreeze way out of good price right now so i went to dollar tree and got it for a dollar..

    • Christina says:

      i scored a deal a couple months ago at safeway, where febreeze was 50 cents each, so I also stocked up, and won’t need to try this for a while :(

  6. Jeni Turner says:

    I began using a similar version of this recipe two months ago and absolutely LOVE it! I’ll never go back to expensive Febreze ever again!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! Any suggestions for a make-it-yourself Downy Wrinkle Release?? I use that all the time but find it hard to get a good deal.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve made my own for years. I don’t have exact measurements – I just pour a little liquid fabric softener into a spray bottle, fill with water and shake. Doesn’t matter what fabric softener you use – any you have on hand will work. This works great and leaves clothes smelling wonderful!

  8. Lori Robb says:

    I’ve been doing this for years!! Works great, smells great (there are lots of different scented fabric softeners plus with a coupon even cheaper). No residue and it works as a wrinkle releaser on your clothes too! Thanks for sharing this with others!

  9. If making it is overwhelming, I have had good luck with the knock-off version from the Dollar Store. I rarely am able to get the name brand for $1.00, so this is a good sub for me ;)

    • I usually buy Solutions fabric refresher (33 oz) in Dollar Tree. For my clothes I buy Magic Power Wrinkle Releaser (33 oz) for $1.50 at Family Dollar. The wrinkle releaser says it was made in USA and that’s a good thing. Both products work well for me and have been for several years. I don’t know if these stores can be found throughout the US or if they are regional. I live in South Jersey.

  10. tried it it works well but can build up on certain types of fabrics so make sure you test it before use

  11. Anonymous says:

    I have been doing this for years as well, never a stain or residue. Tiny Tip… It helps reduce shocks in the dry winter season too :)

  12. Sonal Agrawal says:

    can i use my purex crystals softener, its not a liquid , it has crystals..

  13. It is better just to use an essential oil and mix with water.

  14. Sonie LaRose says:

    are you just using this as an air freshener? or on fabrics (furniture, curtains) as well?

  15. Hazel Barker says:

    Another great way to save is on daily shower spray. I do not measure the amounts, but the ingredients I use are as follows: Bleach(about 1/2 cup), vinegar(about 1/2 cup), dawn dish soap (about 1/4 cup)), scented cleaner like fabuloso or lemon pine sol(about 1/2 cup), and fill the rest of the bottle with water. A rinsing agent like Jet for dishwashers can also be added, but is not necessary.

    • Sonie LaRose says:

      Hazel, what size bottle are you using for this?

    • you do know that bleach and dawn cause a chemical reaction and the resulting vapors can damage your lungs right? It can kill young children, those with compromised lungs and animals. It’s been known to kill adults when there was no circulation. Be very very careful.

      • yeah, stay away from the bleach.

      • Hazel Barker says:

        Do you have any other suggestions for an alternative? I have never had a problem thus far, but no sense in taking any chances.

        • Yes Hazel, Just dont use the Bleach. There is nothing that Bleach can do that Vinegar cant. And its actually Bleach and things like pine sol and jet that shouldnt be combined. VERY dangerous whether you think youve had a problem or not …you wont know since it vapors, although you can quickly become sick. I use BLEACH and/or BAKING SODA to clean everything in my home. from countertops, floors to everything in the bathroom.

  16. Ruth Polillo says:

    I cant wait to try this. What a money saver.

  17. Heather Matz says:

    Hope you love it! Cheers! Heather @ Fake-It Frugal

  18. Thanks! I’m going to give this a try. I’ve also been hearing good things about the homemade laundry detergent. (Duggar Family recipe)

  19. Toakase Latu says:

    I’m totally trying this! Thanks Ladies once again!

  20. OMG! This made my day! :)

  21. I have tried it and considering the alternative cost this is GREAT!

  22. Anonymous says:

    We always do this in the UK, have been doing ever since i moved here in April and you get some wonderful smelling mixes. Great money saver. :)

  23. Anonymous says:

    I would be afraid of the fabric softener leaving a residue on things, would love to hear from anyone who has tried this.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have been making this for years and never had a stain or residue its brilliant.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks! Might have to try it, do you use just any fabric softener you have on hand.

        • Anonymous says:

          I use wot ever fabric conditioner i have and if you want you can mix some of them and the smell is wonderful, but dont add over the amount of conditioner. :)

  24. Jenny says:

    i’ve never tried it but i plan too