Affordable Luxury: How to Make Homemade Febreze to Freshen Your Home

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Welcome to an easy and cost-effective DIY project to freshen up your living space! In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the simple steps to create a homemade febreze spray.

With just a few common household items, you can give your curtains, bedding, and furniture a delightful, long-lasting fragrance for a fraction of the cost of similar products in-store.

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1. Prepare the Base

Begin your homemade febreze recipe by placing 1.5 cups of boiling water into a clean and empty spray bottle.

How to make homemade febreze

2. Add Rubbing Alcohol

Next, add ½ cup of rubbing alcohol to the water. This addition serves the purpose of helping the spray evaporate quickly, preventing items from staying damp.

Homemade Febreze with scent beads

3. Incorporate Unstopables

Now, add 2-3 tablespoons of Downy Unstopables to the mixture.

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These little beads are the secret to the fantastic, long-lasting scent.

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4. Let It Sit Overnight

Decant the mixture into a clean spray bottle and allow it to sit overnight, allowing the Unstopables beads to dissolve completely.

Homemade Febreze with laundry beads

5. Shake and Spray

Give the bottle a good shake to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Now, it's time to spray your homemade fabric refresher everywhere – curtains, bedding, furniture. Your entire house will soon be enveloped in a delightful aroma.

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I like to decant the mixture into smaller spray bottles (wash out and reuse old room spray bottles). Now you can

Place these smaller bottles in all the rooms of your home for a quick and easy refresh.

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Discover more ways these scent boosters can transform your home by reading this DIY Bathroom Air Freshener tutorial.

How to Make Febreze

Enjoy the fresh scent that lingers on your fabrics, making your living space more inviting. If you found this DIY Febreze project helpful and enjoyable, don't hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments below.

We'd love to hear from you! Share your experience with this DIY Unstopables fabric refresher or provide your unique ideas for refreshing your home. Comment below and let's create a community of fresh-smelling homes! 🌸

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  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Jan 25, 2024
    About how long does the fragrance hang around?
  • Che92059219 Che92059219 on Jan 25, 2024
    what is unstopples
  • Monica Monica on Jan 25, 2024
    I've done this without the alcohol, and it leaves a horrible slippery residue on the floor, does the alcohol combat this problem?
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  • JayCee JayCee on Jan 16, 2024
    Tried this, but without the alcohol. Works wonders and keeps your place smelling fresh
  • Cynthia Dianne Paschall Cynthia Dianne Paschall on Feb 05, 2024
    Similar to my wrinkle release spray. I use fabric softener, water and alcohol. Shake, spray and in a few minutes it’s dry to wear. Makes a great bedding, furniture and drapery refresh spray, too.