Money Saving Tip: Homemade Fabric Refresher Spray (better than Febreze!)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 7, 2012 · 4 comments

in Cleaning,Saving Tips

I have never liked the smell of those fabric refresher sprays, they smelled chemical-y, “forced” or just overpowering.

After Bug was born, my Dad gifted me the services of his cleaning lady for a couple months (best.gift.ever.) and every time she left my house, it smelled amazing.  Not just clean, but AMAZING.  Like clean, sun dried laundry, a meadow of wildflowers and fluffy clouds.  Seriously.

So one day I asked her.  And she told me.  Equal parts Suavitel Liquid Fabric Softener and water in a cleaned out spray bottle.

Spray it on your couch, rugs, carpet, curtains.  And enjoy the best smelling house you’ve ever had!

I’ve never tried it with any other fabric softener, but I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work.  But Suavitel is fairly inexpensive, which is probably why the cleaning lady used it.

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1 elaine June 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

now this sounds like a great idea…i don’t use softener due to ‘septic’ system but love that smell…

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2 Valerie June 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

What a great idea! Please share the water to softener ratio.

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3 tabitha June 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Equal parts. However much water you pour in, pour the same of softener.

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4 Sheryl Lynn June 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

I make my own laundry detergent but am not sure about this one being a good idea. yes it would make things smell good. BUT fabric softeners leave a residue (even after rinsing) that may actually build up and attract dirt or leave an icky film after a while. its why they say to rinse your towels with vinegar to remove residue or your towels will lose their absorbency.

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