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Homemade Febreze

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Create your own anti-stink Copycat Free-breeze- aka Anti Funk Spray! This formula is a homemade counterpart to the expensive, perfume style spray that you can find in store for $4 or more per bottle. This easy spray will help get rid of the nasty odors that are left behind, such as wet pet smell on the furniture, stinky sneakers, and much more.


There are lots of copycat recipes for this particular type of spray, but there’s a trick to making it properly to avoid having a “white residue” left behind.

You’ll Need:
1/3 c baking soda
2 c water
1 c fabric softener, any scent you like. (Free Samples work wonderfully for this!)

Here’s the trick to avoiding residue, bring water to a boil in a saucepan on the stove and then dissolve the baking soda in the water. Remove from heat, cool, funnel into a spray bottle, add fabric softener, seal and shake well to combine; Use as you would the store-bought FeBreeze.

2nd Recipe

Here’s an alternative recipe that you can try if you don’t have access to fabric softener or prefer not to use it in your home

1/3 c. Baking Soda
2 c. Water
2 tsp Rubbing Alcohol OR 2 Tbs Vodka
15 drops essential oil (any scent you like, we use lavender)

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan on the stove, add the baking soda, stirring to dissolve completely. Remove from heat, cool. Funnel into a spray bottle, add remaining ingredients, seal and shake well to combine. Use as you would any store bought Febreze-style product.

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