This DIY air freshener spray with fabric softener would make your home smell heavenly without having to invest in commercial chemical filled sprays!
Everyone wants their home to smell good but the daily household chores sometimes affect the fragrance of your home. When you chop onions or garlic, your kitchen smells crazy which causes a bad and stubborn odor in the home. Pets and their food can also be one big reason for foul smells.
It’s not always easy to avoid these odors, especially when it becomes stubborn and spreads throughout the whole house. Chemical air fresheners aren’t the solution as they harm your health in the process of eradicating foul smell from the house. Try this DIY air freshener spray with fabric softener to get rid of foul odors in no time.
Avoid Bad Smell
According to scientists, fragrances affect your mood in a very high percentage. A bad odor can ruin your day while a pleasant smell can give you a sense of relaxation and make you feel better. To maintain the “good fragrance” in our house, we often end up spending a lot of money on commercial room sprays. They are effective yet they have many side-effects. Any commercial room spray has toxic chemicals mixed in it. These toxic chemicals can cause serious health issues like allergies or respiratory problems.
There’s an easy solution to this issue, that is to use natural ingredients to freshen up your surroundings. A homemade air freshener with fabric softener that lasts longer and doesn’t affect your health in any way is the quick solution. The fun fact about this homemade room spray recipe is that it’s inexpensive and you can create it in a few minutes easily!
- Spray Bottle
- Baking Soda – 1 tbsp
- Lukewarm Water – 3 Cups
- Fabric Softener – 3 tbsp
Fabric Softener Air Freshener Spray Recipe
- Clean the spray bottle throughly under tap water. You can use a brush to clean the hard to reach areas.
- Once your spray bottle dries completely, put 3 tbsp of fabric softener into it.
- 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.
- Finally, add 1 tbsp of baking soda to the bottle.
- Shake the bottle well until all the ingredients mix properly.
This is how you can create an eco-friendly Homemade DIY 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.
Why Use a Homemade Air Freshener with Fabric Softener
Besides being a cheap and quick solution, a fabric softener air freshener will never affect the health of your family or pets in any way. Simply buy the fabric softener of your choice and follow this recipe to hit two birds with one stone! Alternatively, you can combine a few drops of your favorite essential oils in a spray bottle and spray it around your home to fill the house with a pleasant aroma. Or you can try using a diffuser to diffuse the essential oils in your surroundings.
The chemicals in the commercial air fresheners increase indoor pollution, which can eventually lead to various health issues. Certain chemicals in the air fresheners are said to increase headaches in people who suffer from migraine or cluster headache. Besides, such chemicals can hamper with the respiratory health of a person who’s already suffering from a respiratory issue. Air freshener sprays contain chemicals and toxins that might even lead to diseases like cancer, neurotoxicity, migraine, and respiratory issues from prolonged exposure to chemical filled fragrance.
How To Avoid Foul Odors
To avoid foul odors in the first place, make sure that you clean the kitchen top after every use. Train your pets to poop only outside or in some designated area. Whenever you chop garlic, onion, or other vegetable with a pungent smell, clean the chopping board immediately and discard the vegetable remains in the bin. Always cover your bin and clean it regularly to avoid flies and other insects from coming into your home.