diy "febreze" aka fabric refresher

Whenever an easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself project presents itself, I find it almost impossible to not bookmark it. And when it’s something useful for everyday life, it’s an instant must-try.

Like this recipe for “Febreze” fabric refresher. I use fabric and linen sprays quite often to freshen up sheets and curtains with that nice, freshly-laundered scent. But I try to keep the spritzing to a minimum, as it’s almost shocking how you can go through one bottle so quickly. However, according to Fake-It-Frugal, the diy version will save you over $5. That’s what I call a super deal.

You will need:
A clean, empty spray bottle
1/8 cup liquid fabric softener
1-2 teaspoons baking soda
Warm to hot tap water

Mix the fabric softener and baking soda. 
Pour into spray bottle.
Add the water and fill to the top.

Ready, set…spray!

 Just as good, if not better, than any store brand, in my opinion.

And for a greener, more natural option, try this simple tutorial (I’m trying it next time!).

Update: Spot-test before you use. Also, a commenter below reported that this does not work well with suede fabrics.

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