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