This All Natural Fabric Refresher is a great alternative to Fabreze and is simple to make. Use any scent you’d like to refreshen your home in a natural way for a healthier home.
As most of you know by now, I am a natural girl. I opt for healthier whole foods when feeding my family, along with that are of course comes cleaning products and any products we use for personal hygiene. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to go through the effort of eating good foods and growing them in some cases to just to turn around and fill our home with toxins. With this in mind, I am one to figure it out and make my own whenever possible. Not only is it the more afforable option but there really is something about making things with your own hands that lends itself to a satisfaction that is unbeatable.
By keeping just a few items on hand you can whip up a wide array of natural cleaners for your home in no time. Making it that much easier to have them on hand when you need them. This is one I use quite often to refresh our bedding, curtains, rugs and even the couch when needed. If you have pets, this is a great one for you! As any pet owner knows, their bedding can get pretty stinky. With just two ingredients (not including the water) you can make a great fabric refresher you can feel good about using around your family and your pets.
What You Will Need To Make This All Natural Fabric Refresher:
1 tbsp baking soda
15 drops of essential oil (some good ones to try are lavender, lemon, sweet orange)
2 cups of water
Tools You May Need:
In a mason jar pour in the 2 cups of water and the baking soda. Stir well to combine.Drop in 15 drops of your favorite essential oil and stir to combine all. Using a funnel, pour entire contents into a 16 oz. spray bottle. Shake well prior to each use.
Where To Use:
This all natural fabric refresher can be used on almost any fabrics in your home. It works great on rugs, bedding, curtains, throw pillows, even outdoor furniture and the couch. When we had our dog, I would frequently spray his bedding too to keep it fresh without the worry of harsh chemicals.
How To Store:
Preferably store in a glass spray bottle in a cool dry place. Spray should last up to a year. Throw out any rancid smelling cleaners and just make new if this ever does occur. So far, this has not for me but just in case you find it does. A tip for ensuring a longer storage life is to use distilled water in place of regular faucet water. By using distilled water, you are using water that has had all the bacteria boiled out of it.
If you try this recipe and love it, I would love it if you would come back and give it 5 stars!
- 1 tbsp (13g) baking soda
- 15 drops of essential oil (lavender, lemon, sweet orange etc.)
- 2 cups of water
- In a mason jar pour in 2 cups of water and the baking soda.
- Stir well to combine.
- Drop in 15 drops of your favorite essential oil and stir to combine all.
- Using a funnel, pour entire contents into a 16 oz. spray bottle.
- Shake well prior to each use.
*Lavender is a great essential oil to use for bedding for it's calming properties and sweet scent.