Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Make your own fabric & room refresher spray

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Nothing can freshen a room better than a few sprays of Febreze.  Unfortunately, it is expensive and an average family can burn through a bottle very quickly. 
But here’s the good news:  You can make it yourself.  And you don’t have to be an expert in molecular nuclear physics to do it!  I most often make mine with essential oils instead of fabric softener, but I’ll give you both versions: 
The basic recipe:  In a 32 ounce spray bottle (clean and use your old Febreze bottle) pour 4 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener.  Fill the bottle the rest of the way with water, leaving a little space at the top.  Give it a shake and there you have it.  You just made your own Febreze. 
The essential oil version:  Fill a clean 32 ounce spray bottle with water, leaving  space at the top for shaking.  Use about 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon of essential oil in place of liquid fabric softener.  Lavender and rose are my current favorites. 
Whichever one you try, use it just as you would real Febreze. 
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