SOS Mom Saver: Home Made Febreze

I love the idea of Febreze.  What I don't love is the fact that it's loaded with chemicals that I'd rather not spray on every surface that we touch.  Not to mention the price of $4+/bottle.  Hello!  NOT paying that!  Surely there's something cheaper...with less chemicals to boot!

What do you know?  There IS!

All you need is 3 simple ingredients:
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • A spray bottle (which you can get at discount and dollar stores for $1 if you don't have one to reuse).  
The directions are equally as simple:
  • Fill the bottle 1/2 way with vinegar.
  • Add water to the top. 
  • Shake...and spray on the desired surfaces.
Yes.  It's really that simple!

If you want to add a little scent, you can add a tablespoon or two of lemon juice and/or some essential oils (tea tree oil is a great disinfectant, but isn't safe for use around pets).

To speed up drying time, add a couple tablespoons of rubbing alcohol to your mixture.

(What I do if I add lemon juice, essential oils, or alcohol is add those things FIRST, add water to fill 1/2 the bottle then add the vinegar to fill the rest of the way.  Basically, I have the other ingredients take up water space.)

Remember to shake your bottle before each use.


SoCal_Me said...

Great tip! Thanks!

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

You're welcome! Glad you found it useful!

Savannah said...

awesome, thanks!