Make Your Own Fabric Refresher Spray ~ Natural Cleaning Trick

Make Your Own Fabric Refresher - All Natural Cleaning Tip (Tons of cleaning tips and tricks at isn’t much I dislike more than stink.  Ick.  I am very sensitive to smell, and also a mom, which means I’m pretty much screwed.  There have been pee smells, number 2 smells, sick smells, milk spill smells…the list could go on and on.  Now my kiddos are older and we have added a dog and cat to our family…so those smells have been replaced with teenage boy smell, outdoor kid playing smells, and dog stink.  Well, I try to fight the stink as much as possible.  I have bought every candle known to man, plugins (which aren’t very safe), and chemical filled fabric refreshing sprays, and they work just fine.  I wanted something a little less chemically (that’s a word – well, it is to me).  I did some research, and it seems that baking soda is the one natural ingredient that really has the power to neutralize odors.  That’s fab, but I like pretty smells too.  I put together the best smelling solution on the planet, and today I’m going to tell you how to make your own fabric refresher spray … a natural cleaning trick!

Blaine 2014

See this furry guy?  That’s our big baby, Blaine.  We love him sooo much, but he is a big ol’ shedding dog and sometimes he just stinks.  The problem for me is that his favorite spot in the house is also mine, so I am forced to share my little corner of the couch. When I sit down to read my book or put a post together, the last thing I want to smell is dog…sorry, Blaine.  So…here is what I do to fight the stink…

How to make your own febreze

I start by adding 1 tablespoon of baking soda to a clean spray bottle.  You can buy these for $1 at The Dollar Tree or clean out an old spray bottle thoroughly and recycle it.  Next I add two cups of warm water, put the lid on and shake until the baking soda has dissolved.

Use essential oils to make your own fabric freshening spray

Now I take the lid off and add 10 drops of lavendar essential oil.  I love the smell of lavendar, but you may not….no problem…just use a different scent, like maybe lemon?  Put the lid back on and shake well.

Homemade Fabric Refresher Spray

Now, spray your fabric or just spray it all around the air!  I use it on curtains, bedding, pillows, furniture and my rugs.  It smells like Heaven, and I don’t have to worry about spraying chemicals all over the house where my family lives…that’s what you call a win – win!

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  1. says

    Baking soda is a beautiful thing! I recently bought a rose petal essential oil. It might be fun to give that a try with this!

  2. says

    Going to try this. I have been making my own cleaners for awhile now but I have been looking into a good smelling spray. I can’t wait to try it.

  3. Karena says

    Does this spray leave any sort of residue from the baking soda on your fabrics once it dries?


    • says

      Hi, Karena! Nope…no residue whatsoever! Hope you love it! xoxo Jessica

  4. Jolene says

    Hi! Quick question. What is the shelf life of this recipe? Do I have to use a preservative since water is part of the recipe? I found that recipes that contains water can only be stored for 2 to 3 weeks at most if a preservative is not used. If I am considering making this in larger batches to give to family and friends? Thank you.

    • says

      I’m not real sure of the shelf life, but mine has lasted for a couple months. Hope this helps! ~Jess


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