Make your home smell heavenly with this DIY Homemade Air Freshener Spray with Fabric Softener!

Everyone wants their home always to smell good. But the daily household chores affect the fragrance of your home a lot. When you chop onions or garlic, your kitchen smells crazy which causes a bad and stubborn odor in the home.

Scientists even say that fragrances affect your mood swings in a very high percentage. A bad odor can ruin your day while a pleasant smell can give you a sense of relaxation and a good mood day. To maintain the “good fragrance” in our house, we often end up spending a lot of money on commercial room sprays. While they are helpful yet they have many side-effects. Any commercial room spray has toxic chemical mixed in it. These toxic chemicals can cause serious health issues like allergies or respiratory problems.

There’s an easy solution to this issue, which is using natural ingredients to freshen up your surrounding. A homemade air freshener with fabric softener that lasts longer than store-bought ones and doesn’t affect your health in any way. The fun fact about this homemade room spray recipe is that it’s inexpensive and you can create it in a few minutes easily!

You’ll Need

  1. Spray Bottle
  2. Baking Soda – 1 TBSP
  3. Lukewarm Water – 3 Cups
  4. Fabric Softener – 3 TBSP

How to Make DIY Air Freshener Spray

  1. Start by cleaning your spray bottle under running tap water. Make sure you clean it thoroughly if its new. After cleaning, dry it completely.
  2. Once your spray bottle dries, put 3 tbsp of fabric softener into it.
  3. Now, add 3 cups of lukewarm water to the spray bottle. You can increase or decrease the quantities as per the size of the bottle.
  4. Finally, add the 1 tbsp of baking soda to the bottle.
  5. Shake the bottle very well until all the ingredients get mixed.

This is how you can create an eco-friendly Homemade Air Freshener Spray with Fabric Softener using just 3 ingredients! Remember to always shake the bottle before using it. With this easy recipe, enjoy a fresh and pleasing smell all over your house. The cost of making this is equivalent to the cost of a fabric softener. And if you already have it, it’s free of cost!


  1. I feel it’s important that you know that fabric softener also contains many harmful chemicals of which can cause allergies and respiratory problems. They are scented with synthetic fragrances and are in no way natural. This is a wonderful idea – I suggest that you use essential oils in place of the fabric softener. You can blend multiple oils to create your own scents. And they are all natural and safe for daily use. – I am in no way trying to be rude or anything of that nature. I just felt it important to share this info with you. Thanks

  2. Thank you Brandi Renee for that comment. The same thought came to my mind when I read fabric softener as being one of the ingredients. Good idea suggesting the use of essential oils.

  3. I agree with both of of you. It’s no longer natural because of the fabric softener that has chemical ingredients too. Anyways thanks for the idea except we’ll just use essential oils as what you mentioned Brandi..😊

  4. Has anyone heard of using regular rubbing alcohol with a few drops of essential oil to make a great air freshener? I’ve tried it and it works very well.

  5. I’ve been using this for years, the only thing I don’t put it is baking soda. I’ve always had a very good sense of smell which during the yrs become such a big part of my daily live along with cleaning. When ur hse doesn’t smell nice then it starts me off with the cleaning. Now I’m just ‘slightly’ obsessed with smell & at 1 point I used to carry around a little squirty bottle with Lenor and water and spray it on myself, people, furniture, clothes, anywhere and everywhere! luckily everyone loves they smell of my home and me of course.

  6. A house that is truly clean will not smell bad. Masking the odors instead of the cleaning the cause of the stink will only make your home continue to smell bad and could possibly be causing health issues for your family…mold, pet odors, etc. Find that smell and get rid of foul air. Anna Habibis was correct to say that she becomes cleaning when she smells an odor. A simmer pot is probably the safest way to freshen the air in your home.

  7. I love the fresh smell, but I did see it leaves marks on glass etc. What I use it for is prior to vacuuming I spray all my carpets lightly with the fine mist, wait about 15 minutes, then vacuum. I instantly noticed how it aided in removing the pet hair from my carpets. For this, it’s a win win! House smells great and keeps a handle on pet hair. Thanks for the recipe!


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