Homemade Fabric Refresher

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I love natural and organic products, so this Homemade Fabric Refresher is something I will be using for spring cleaning!

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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.

Homemade Fabric Refresher Baking Soda

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.

Homemade Fabric Refresher

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.

Spray Linens


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.

Baking Soda

Essentials on Amazon for making your Own Homemade Cleaners and More:

DIY Fabric Refresher

Homemade Fabric Refresher Baking Soda

This fabric refresher contains no hard-to-pronounce chemicals! Just items you have at home!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • 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.)

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Homemade Fabric Refresher with Essential Oils

Homemade Fabric Refresher

This Homemade Fabric Refresher uses all natural ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 oz Glass spray bottle


  • Kitchen funnel
  • Measuring Spoons


    1 tbsp baking soda
    10 drops of your favorite essential oil (Lavender or lemon grass is great)
    Warm distilled water

  1. Add baking soda and essential oils to glass jar
  2. Fill bottle with warm distilled water and shake.


Label and store in a safe, dry area away from children and pets.

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  1. I have tried a few recipes, all with liquid farbic softener. I’ve diluted the softener with plain water, water plus vinegar and water plus isopropyl alcohol. Plain water was ok but didn’t get rid of the smells, just masked it. Adding vinegar made the house smell sour after a few uses and the alcohol diluted the scent. I’m going to try the baking soda and see how it works. Thanks for posting!!!!!

  2. Take out the baking soda and you have yourself wrink spray. I maybe use 1/8 per spray bottle, works great, love lilac snuggle spray.

  3. I wonder, does the fabric softener attract stains? I know that when it builds up on the dryer vent that it traps and attracts dirt, worried it might do the same if I spray it on my furniture or carpet. Any idea?

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