This Easy All Natural Fabric Refresher Without Vinegar is a great alternative to Febreze and is simple to make. Use any scent you’d like to freshen your home naturally for a healthier home.
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As most of you know by now, I am a natural girl. I opt for healthier whole foods when in my kitchen, 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. In some cases growing it as well 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 affordable option. But there is something about making things with your own hands that lends itself to the feeling of 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 I Love About This Spray
I love that this spray is so simple to make and uses just two ingredients to make. I am able to make a batch up whenever necessary. It’s nice to be able to switch up the scents whenever you like instead of keeping that same scent all year round. For me, I like more citrusy, fresh scents in the warm months. While those deeper, even pine scents are a nice change come the winter or fall season. Below you can find a list of blends to try with your 2 ingredient room spray.
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What You Will Need To Make It
1 tsp baking soda
15 drops of essential oil (some good ones to try are lavender, lemon, sweet orange)
2 cups of water
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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 before each use.
Blends To Try
5 drops of each of the following:
grapefruit essential oil
sweet orange essential oil
5 drops of each of the following:
pine essential oil
cedar essential oil
lemon essential oil
5 drops of the following:
lemon essential oil
lavender essential oil
mint essential oil
Where To Use
This all-natural fabric refresher can be used on almost any fabric in your home. It works great on rugs, bedding, curtains, throw pillows, and 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. The 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 use natural or DIY items in your home. Chances are you might need to do a combination of things to create that fresh scent within your home. Many room scents from the store give off extremely strong scents for days at a time.
The fabric sprays can be just as potent. It’s important to understand that those scents are chemically enhanced to create those synthetic fragrances we are so used to smelling. So thinking one natural room spray will take over a particularly stinky area of our home is not practical. I find with pet bedding or even staleness within the home are normal scents.
But scents we don’t necessarily want to smell. So to combat these sorts of smells I recommend using a diffuser in the area in addition to spraying the bedding or fabric within these spaces. A nice touch to do after cleaning these areas is to put a homemade stovetop potpourri on after. This creates a nice natural scent using just things in your kitchen.
You can also opt to make a homemade dried flower and herb potpourri. Which you can place the potpourri in little potpourri fabric bags for inside dresser drawers. Or place in decorative dishes to set about the rooms of your home.
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- 1 tsp (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.
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