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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  • 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.

  • Ann Howell Ann Howell on Dec 28, 2022

    Where do I find the different oils?

  • Ann Howell Ann Howell on Dec 28, 2022

    I am now concerned because I have 2 cats. I use the Fresh Step litter and it does have a faint smell. Do you think I should change litter?

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  • 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.

  • Donna Glenn Donna Glenn on Dec 29, 2022

    I tried that before, and the oil naturally floated on top, it would never mix up, so all I ended up spraying was water and a little alcohol..So I could never smell any of the essential oils I used