Homemade Febreze - How to Make a Non-Toxic Version

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I love the idea of Febreze (or Fabreeze). Sometimes your home or car or whatever needs a little extra dose of good smells. But I am not a fan of the chemical and toxic ingredients. Let me show you how you can make your own non-toxic version in just a few minutes.
Three simple ingredients and a quick mix. Done and done!

Glass spray container

One tsp baking soda (2 oz as shown or 1 TBSP for 10 oz bottle)

1 drop Essential Oils such as Purification for every ounce of water

Vintage Style Label

Add baking soda to the spray container and fill 85% of the way to the top with water (distilled preferred). Add your favorite Essential Oil and shake.
I like using Purification, but you can use Lavender, or any of your other favorite Essential Oils. Depending on the type of oil, you may need to use fewer drops.
The Environmental Working Group found 89 chemicals in Febreze. Why is this important? Well, one, because Proctor and Gamble only claimed three. And two, because many of these chemicals are linked to cancer and allergies, are endocrine disruptors, and skin and lung irritants. This is what you and your family breath in when you use these kinds of sprays.
So why not make your own? It’s seriously easy. You can make this easy peezy!

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Suggested materials:
  • Glass Spray Bottle   (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I4GFE48/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thecocheasdur-20&camp=1789&cre)
  • Purification   (http://pinkfortitude.com/essential-oils/)
  • Vintage Style Label   (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LH4KGIE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thecocheasdur-20&camp=1789&cre)
Holly Bertone | Pink Fortitude
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Frequently asked questions
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  • Mike Mike on May 03, 2018

    Why is the baking soda important? Otherwise just using an essential oil defuser(vaporizer?) works great too!

  • Shay Johnson Shay Johnson on May 04, 2018

    What is the difference with the distilled water? I never heard of that water. I made mine using scent bead but I guess that would defeat the purpose. I will try this. Thanks

  • Joy Bailey Joy Bailey on May 29, 2018

    Why a glass bottle

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  • Jan11523440 Jan11523440 on Sep 26, 2016
    Thank you! I will give it a try

  • William William on May 03, 2018

    I use a dollar tree spray bottle filled with cheap vodka and essential oils. The vodka evaporates and the scent lingers. I like a mix of essential oils. About 10 drops each of gardenia, jasmine, and honeysuckle. I also spray washed clothing I sell on Ebay with it before shipping.