It seems that every other week, I have some sort of a deodorizing product on my shopping list. Febreze, Glade, air fresheners, candles, wax melts, etc. Now, I know what you are thinking. Is your family really that stinky??? Here is my answer. I have four children, a dog, a cat, and an obsession with yummy smells. Even though I love buying these products, the frugal side of me cringes at some of the prices. For that reason, I have created my DIY Homemade Febreze. At just $0.15 per bottle (That is not a typo!!!), I will never go back to buying this product from a store. In comparison to WalMart’s 27-ounce bottle for $4.99, the answer is clear.
Looking beyond the price, you may be wondering if this creation is as effective as the name-brand item. Let’s just say since I started using it, I have had WAY more people compliment me on how fresh and awesome my house smells than I ever did with store-bought Febreze. With just four cost-effective ingredients, you will be absolutely amazed at how satisfied you will be with this DIY Homemade Febreze.
Ingredients for DIY Homemade Febreze:
1/2 cup Downy Unstopables (scent of your choice)
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 caps full rubbing alcohol
clean spray bottle (I use 32 oz.)
Directions for DIY Homemade Febreze:
Step 1: Pour 1/2 cup Downy Unstopables of your choice. I used the “Fresh” scent.
Step 2: Add 1/4 cup white vinegar.
Step 3: Next, pour in 2 caps full of rubbing alcohol. This is to help the Febreze dry faster when it is sprayed on carpeting, furniture, etc.
Step 4: Add warm water until your spray bottle is full.
Step 5: With the sprayer in place, swirl the mixture around until the Unstopables are completely dissolved. I mixed mine every 10-15 minutes, and they were completely dissolved in about an hour.
Now the fun begins! Spray everything! My girls have a blast with this part. I should probably just mix two bottles so they each can have one. Every piece of furniture, patch of carpet, and random blanket smells super fresh because it has been sprayed. The part that makes me smile most is how long the scents last. When I walk into my house after a long day at work, I can’t help but smile because I immediately can smell my DIY Homemade Febreze. Not only am I saving money, but I am creating an inviting, fresh-smelling home that I absolutely love!
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