I love natural and organic products, so this Homemade Fabric Refresher is something I will be using for spring cleaning!
How to Make Your Own Homemade Fabric Refresher:
Many people know that you can make your own laundry detergent and your own dryer sheets. But did you know you can make your own fabric refresher also? I know I love the smell of my freshly cleaned house after I have sprayed all the furniture, but I cannot afford to keep the spray constant.
I have searched high and low and finally come up with the best homemade fabric refresher that works for me. I have sensitive skin so they cannot be very strong.
If you're working on transitioning to natural living, starting out using Essential Oils, or just looking to make more of your own cleaners to stretch the budget, these DIY's are great to have on hand.
Essential Oils Optional:
So, I have two DIY Fabric refreshers listed. The first does NOT contain essential oils! This may be a winner for those of you who love natural living, but Essential Oils just aren't for you for whatever reason.
For those of us who love essential oils, keep in mind you can add your favorite scents, and make this your own. Check out the second DIY below (Homemade Fabric Refresher with Essential Oils).
After these are all mixed in a spray bottle I spray it on my furniture, drapes and carpet to keep my house smelling fresh. Since water can go stagnant over time I would not recommend doubling this recipe. It is better to just make it when you need it and use it within a few days.
Remember, with all DIY homemade cleaners, mixes, and soaps (and anything!) proper labeling is essential for safety. Keep these away from kids, even though the ingredients themselves may be non-toxic. A locked cabinet is ideal. For labeling, you can find some fun labels on Amazon.
Although it seems I will probably remember which mix is which, by the sent or just my own memory, inevitably I question it later. LOL. A label keeps the guess-work out of it.
What are some recipes you use for homemade fabric refresher? Has anyone made one with vinegar, water and essential oils?
NOTE: Before you spray this on your furniture please make sure it will not discolor your furniture. It has never discolored mine, but we may not have the same furniture.
Essentials on Amazon for making your Own Homemade Cleaners and More:
- Amber Glass bottle
- Spray Head Attachment
- Stainless Kitchen Funnels
- Glass Measuring Cup
- Stainless Measuring spoons
- Protective Kitchen/Housecleaning Gloves
- Non-disposable cleaning cloths
- Reusable Labels
- Glass bottle with spray attachment
- Small Kitchen Funnel
- Measuring cup and spoons
•2 cups of warm water
•1 tablespoon of baking soda (I like to mix it until it dissolves)
•Then I add 1/4 cup of fabric softener. (If I am using the concentrated kind I may add less--you can always add more fabric softener or water to adjust the scent.)
- 4 oz Glass spray bottle
- Kitchen funnel
- Measuring Spoons
- Add baking soda and essential oils to glass jar
- Fill bottle with warm distilled water and shake.
1 tbsp baking soda
10 drops of your favorite essential oil (Lavender or lemon grass is great)
Warm distilled water
Label and store in a safe, dry area away from children and pets.
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