Saturday, August 23, 2014

How to Make Faux Febreze

Got a smelly teenager going to college?
Does your car smell like the inside of a hockey bag?
Is your shirt full of wrinkles and you don't have an iron?

Then it's time to invest in making your own Febreze! The average bottle of Febeeze (27 fl. oz.) costs between $5-$7, depending on the store. The faux version? Well, I used 3 Tablespoons (you could use 4 if you want a stronger smell) of a $2.99 bottle of fabric softener (64 fl. oz.), and water is free, so you do the math!

It's really that simple. 3 Tablespoons of fabric softener + enough water to fill your pre-existing Febreze bottle (don't use an old cleaning bottle) = enough faux Febreze to last a really freakin' long time!

What are some other purposes for it, other than making your clothes, house, or car interior smell good?

* If you spray it on carpets before you vacuum, you'll pick up more dirt and pet hair, which is great for homes that have dogs or cats that shed like crazy!

* If you've finished washing the dishes and want to get rid of the suds (for you OCD clean freaks, like me!), spray a little and enjoy a stink-free and suds-free sink!

* If your clothes are wrinkled and you don't have time to iron, gently mist the solution onto your clothes (but NOT silks!) and wipe the wrinkles away!

* If you're in college (or your kid is) and you want to make your dorm room stink a little less like cigarettes and cheap beer, spray this cheap solution!

* If you want to reduce static cling or remove the "shock" you get when you get up from your car seat, give your seats a spray!

Have I convinced you this is a brilliant, time-saving (you don't have to go to the store to make it!), and cost-effective solution to have in your home??

TOTAL COSTS: $2.99 for fabric softener
$2.99 for fabric softener from Vons
Water and empty Febreze bottle were free!

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: Less than 5 minutes

EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
It's two ingredients, people, it's not rocket science. However, it would make the inside of a rocket smell quite lovely...

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