How to Make DIY Febreze

by Reesa
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5 Minutes
Learn how to make your own DIY Febreze! This homemade air freshener is affordable, easy and much healthier than commercial air fresheners.

Febreze is one of the most popular household items in the world, but did you know it’s also easy to make at home? With three ingredients, two minutes of your time and a spray bottle, you can stop unwanted odors with the smell of febreze for an affordable price, without the toxic chemicals.

Febreze is great for not only getting rid of bad smells like pets or cigarettes, but also for freshening up laundry that might be on its last leg. And this homemade air freshener spray doesn’t leave any harmful chemicals behind.

The best part about making non-toxic homemade febreze? You get to choose which scent you want!

Have you made any homemade cleaners? Here’s why you should:

Natural cleaning solutions are generally the safest options, as they’re unlikely to contain any dangerous chemicals that could have adverse effects on your health. It’s very important to use natural ingredients for those who have allergies or sensitivities to be aware of the substances they come into contact with – including what they use around their home.

You can make your own bottle of fabric softener, laundry scent boosters or carpet odor eliminator.

How to Make Your Own Febreze – DIY Recipe


  • ½-¾ cup hot tap water (depending on the size bottle you have)
  • ¼ cup witch hazel
  • 10-15 drops clove essential oil
  • 10-15 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 10-15 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • 1-8- or 12 oz spray bottle (depending on the amount of water you use)
  • Small funnel


In a small bowl, add the witch hazel, water, and glycerin. Whisk well to combine.

Whisk in the drops of essential oils.

Use the funnels to fill your empty spray bottle about ¾ of the way full.

Place the nozzle on the bottle and gently agitate.

Allow to sit at least 45-60 minutes to allow the fragrance to blend.

Use as needed to freshen up your home or car!

Give your natural febreze recipe a good shake before using.

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  • Tthed Tthed on Dec 30, 2021

    Doesn’t this spray leave a “residue” on carpet or furniture?

  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 07, 2022

    Does the oil in the recipe stain your carpet or whatever you spray on?

  • Donna Donna on Jan 16, 2022

    What does the glycerin do for the mixture? I don’t have any of that. Please check what essential oils are bad for any pets you have in your house.

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  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Jan 13, 2022

    True regarding pets..Also scented cat litter..Looking back I may have caused my calico to go over The Rainbow Bridge early as bought some scented litter, first time ever. She got sick a few days later, then I lost her on way to Vet... Vet friend said not a good idea to use, they could not really diagnose without an expensive procedure. I did have her 16 precious years..

    • Donna Donna on Jan 16, 2022

      I’m sorry to hear that. I would think that the company that makes scented litter would know better.

      I had a friend that was new to oils and was using an oil in her house in her diffuser. And her cat got sick and it passed.

  • Rosemarieh66 Rosemarieh66 on Jan 20, 2022

    I am absolutely positive that any oil that also contains any amount of tea tree oil it's very potent to you pets and I have a friend who went to work with the diffuser on. It wasn't a fire risk or anything. She noticed her dog getting lazy, just not herself. The vet didn't know and couldn't find any problem as she took her. Each day she became more ill. She passed and only after much money and tests , she finally was told that it was from tea tree oil. It had been a Christmas present. She's beside herself. EASE BECAREFUL. I AM SURE IT'S NOT JUST THAT ONE OIL. TESTS HAVEN'T BEEN DONE TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY.