Thursday, July 20, 2017

How About A Lil' Homemade Febreze To Get Rid Of Pet Odors...

Regardless of how often we clean, vacuum, wash blankets and everything between, odors linger. It doesn't matter if you have human kids or furry kids. Humans emit odors. Dogs emit odors. It's a natural occurrence. The marketing world is fully aware of this. Just take a stroll down the air-freshener aisle. Sprays. Candles. Wax melts. Plug-ins. Reed Diffusers. Scented gel beads. It's overwhelming.

I'm not a huge fan of overpowering fresheners. Most of what's offered, we don't use. We've got 4 pup kids running around and breathing the same air we do. Spraying aerosol fresheners or scattering jars of scented gel beads or reed diffusers is not an option. Too dangerous. Plug-ins scare me. Our choice for subtle scents are wax melts and my DIY Febreze.

Yes, I said DIY. We make our own.

A few years ago, while feeding my Pinterest addiction, I came across several pins for homemade Febreze. Spray bottle. Fabric softener. Baking soda. Some added essential oil. Water. That's it. Of course, I was inspired. I only used fabric softener and water. I tested what ratio worked the best.

We haven't gone back to store-bought Febreze since.

The homemade version works better. Much better. Worlds better. It lasts longer. And, it only costs about twenty-cents to make a bottle versus paying $5-$6 for a bottle at the store. Who doesn't like to save money, right?!

Whipping up a batch of homemade Febreze doesn't require a physics degree. All you need is a large spray bottle. To that, I add 1/2 cup of our favorite scented fabric softener and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Make sure everything is mixed well and spray!

That's all there is to it!

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