Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pin 75 Do it Yourself Febreeze with a Printable Label

Mondays are pretty much weekend recovery days.   I spend a lot of the day picking up and cleaning.  I was finishing up the downstairs, walked into the pantry to grab my handy bottle of Febreeze.  I picked up the bottle and for some reason I looked at the ingredients.   I'm not sure why I did.  Maybe it's because I've slowly been trying to go "green", or it could just be because I picked the bottle up backwards. Whatever the reason the things I saw were a little scary.  The amount of ingredients were scary in and of themselves.    I don't like reading ingredients and having to look them up. I want to to be able to recognize them and know what they are.  I figured there had to be a better option out there.

I stumbled across this first.....


 It sounds like it would work, and if you visit Homemade Mama's blog  you will find a recipe for homemade Febreeze that uses just a small amount of liquid fabric softener, baking soda and water.  Simple enough, but the more I thought about it I decided to look for something different.  If I'm trying to make the move away from commercial products I wanted to find something I could use that didn't require a commercial cleaner/softener.  Though I will be keeping my eye out for greener fabric softeners because I know ultimately I won't be able to help myself and will want to try this!

I kept searching a bit and finally found this pin.....

This was more along the lines of what I was looking for.  It only requires Water, Vinegar and your choice of Essential Oil.   I'm usually a lavender kinda girl, but I chose to go with Sweet Orange instead. 

The Recipe is listed over at Country Momma Cooks.  Stop on over and give the blog a visit.  I promise it will be a pleasant experience, and she has other great ideas for getting "greener"  with your cleaning & laundry.  She is also extremely generous and has a pretty printable label ready to go for you to print out and put on your bottle.

Just gather everything you need:

1/2 C  Vinegar
1 1/2 C Water
12-15 drops of Essential Oil
Spray Bottle

All the ingredients needed for a homemade air freshner

Pour everything in your spray bottle and give it a shake, then spray away.  I did notice when I first sprayed it I could smell hints of vinegar, but it quickly faded.  Now this spray isn't going to give you a "heavy" perfumed smell.  It's going to give you a light fresh clean scent.  This for me will be the hardest part to get used to.  But I didn't mind the smell the freshness.   I'm slowly getting used more natural smells.

*Because this contains an oil & vinegar you will want to give the bottle a good shake before each use.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for linking my air freshener recipe Nicole : )
    Deana, CountryMommaCooks