all-natural, homemade fabric freshener


With four furry pets in the house, we used Febreze a lot. I mean…a lot. Unfortunately, those store-bought fabric fresheners are quite expensive, and they have lots of chemicals and artificial ingredients in them (which are then being sprayed all over your carpet, furniture, and clothes!). Plus, how do you bottle “meadows” and “fresh linen”? This homemade version is all-natural, easy to make, and inexpensive!

I made it in a 4-oz glass spray bottle, but you can certainly make a larger batch and put it into a bigger bottle. Not sure where to buy the bottle? Check here.


  • 2 tbsp vodka (feel free to use the cheap stuff!)
  • 10 drops essential oils of choice (I use 5 lemon and 5 wild orange)
  • filtered water (I use RO)

Make It:

  1. Add vodka and essential oils to bottle.
  2. Fill the rest of the way with filtered water.
  3. Shake.

Be sure to shake gently before each use, as the ingredients will separate. Use this on your carpet, your clothes, your furniture, and any other fabrics in need of refreshing! Oh and in case you’re wondering, the vodka is used to help the water dissipate when spraying.

Cost Comparison:

  • This recipe: 15 cents per ounce
  • Febreze at Walmart: 18 cents per ounce

Published by Jodi Hoyt

Jodi Hoyt is a content specialist and blogger working out of a home office in Sioux Falls, SD. Through Jot, she provides copywriting, proofreading, and editing services for any personal or business need. Specialties include digital content creation and copywriting for social media platforms, websites (with an emphasis in SEO tag words and key phrases), and print materials. Jodi has been a freelance consultant for nearly ten years, and she officially started Jot (previously Hoyt Consulting) in January 2011. She earned her Master of Business Administration in 2009 from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and her Bachelor of Music in music theory and composition in 2004 from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Additionally, Jodi is an adjunct business instructor at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, and she is a creator and blogger with Simple Family Remedies. Jodi and her husband, Nathan, married in 2004 and have a two-year-old son, Lincoln. They are expecting their second son in May 2018. They also have two cats. In her spare time, Jodi loves to golf, run, ride bicycle, and play sand volleyball. She is also a big Marvel fan and a self-proclaimed tech geek.

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