Fabric freshener is one of those things you think you don’t really need…until you’ve got some gotta-impress guest coming over and suddenly you realize your couch is smelling a little, well, let’s say un-fresh. Furniture and area rugs are notorious for sucking up scents, both good and bad, but there are a bevy of other reasons to use fabric fresheners, as well.
If you like to cook, especially if you like aromatic dishes such as Mexican or Indian food, your kitchen curtains or chairs could be absorbing those scents. And then there are the pet and baby issues – you know the issues of which we speak. We don’t need to mention it, right? Fabric fresheners are also great on fabric upholstery in the car. Don’t even think about hanging one of those little pine trees from the rear view mirror.
Now that you know that fabric fresheners are indeed necessary, you want to run out and buy a bottle of Febreeze, right? Wrong! You want to make your own fabric freshener! And we’re going to tell you how.
What you’ll need:
16 ounce empty spray bottle
Cheap, 100 proof vodka**
Your favorite essential oil
Suggested Essential Oils:
Lavender – for a stress-free home
Cedar – to freshen up your closet and drawers and dissuade moths from making their homes in your wool sweaters
Mulberry – for that Christmas time berry scent
Vanilla – because everyone loves vanilla
Spruce – if you like a tree scent…but be warned stay away from Pine lest your couch reek of Pine-Sol.