Homemade Febreze Recipe

Here is a simple formula to make homemade febreze spray. This is a fresh smelling spray to keep on hand for freshening around the house.  We all would like to hide any odors that linger in our home. Usually Febreze spray would cost about $4.99 a bottle, however with this simple recipe it will only cost you about .15¢. So this is a huge savings. So why spend so much on a household product when you can whip up your own inexpensive batch.

I started years ago making many of my household products myself and this saves me bundles of money that I could otherwise use for something else.

homemade febreze


Items Needed

  • 1/8 cup Fabric softener (any brand will work, I used Downy)
  • 2 Tbl. Baking soda
  • Hot water
  • Spray bottle (with a mist setting)

Note: Most these items can be bought at a local Dollar Tree near you for $1 a piece.



  1. Using a funnel add the 1st and 2nd ingredients.
  2. Pour in some hot water to fill up bottle.
  3. Shake well to mix it up.

Notes: You should label your bottle with a marker or make a label. As always store out of reach from children.


Final Word: Homemade Febreze

For just pennies you now have your own homemade freshener spray. This spray can be used on your sofa, shoes, blankets, pet beds, some drapes and other household items that need a freshening. For any item you’re not sure about try spraying a small amount to test first. I’ve never had any problems with staining.

The baking soda is for neutralizing the odors and the fabric softener is for scent. If you just want a hint of scent then just cut back on the fabric softener amount, as for some folks they feel the softener has too many chemicals, you could use the more organic formulas. Try products like Seventh Generation or Method for the softener and we all know that the baking soda is natural.

All in all I think it works fine.



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