Spray Freshener from Dryer Sheets


I usually buy Febreeze to freshen the house and thought "There has to be a cheaper way to freshen the house." So I took a spray bottle and put a couple of bounce Febreeze fabric softener sheets (for your dryer) and added water and it worked GREAT! All I have to do is maybe add another fabric softener sheet when I need a stronger scent. Hope this is a good tip for you and also to save money. If you have the liquid Febreeze and you're getting low, add a sheet to the bottle and add more water. There you have a full bottle again.


By Tina from West Virginia

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By Cynthia M. (Guest Post)
January 21, 20091 found this helpful

You can also take liquid softener and put about 2 inches of it in the bottom of your spray bottle and add water to almost the top. Shake and spray! Pick your favorite softner and you can have the smell through your house!

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

A trick that a friend recently told me, that she got from Martha Stewart -- Refill the Febreeze bottle with water and add half a cap of liquid softener (Downy, Snuggle, Suavetiel... whatever)

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

I read this weekend that dryer sheets have cancer causing chemicals in them.
Have you ever tried essential oils? You can mix with distilled water & spray - as a room freshener, put on a cotton ball, etc. One bottle lasts a long time.


You can add a few drops to homemade house cleaners for a nice scent. Lavender oil is calming, clary sage helps smokers stop smoking, etc. Much better then chemicals, in my opinion.

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January 22, 20091 found this helpful

This is a very good frugal tip!

I also like the post about using essestial oils (made purely from plant extracts, not imitation) to scent everything we use including ourselves and I do it too when I can afford it but the reality is that even so called 'natural' marketed products contain cancer causing agents much of the time including many essential oils, toothpaste, food, shampoo, lotion, dish soap, medication, etc.


Thanks for your tip, Tina, and I'll be giving it and the liquid softeners a try :-)

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November 18, 20091 found this helpful

I am going to do that today! What a great idea for linen spray too! This list could go on and on. Thank you so much!

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November 6, 20100 found this helpful

So many of these sprays and softeners contain chemicals which can cause cancer. Do we need all these sprays which we are told 'we need'? How about opening a window for a short time, keeping the stinky garbage out of the kitchen, being a better house keeper?


What did our mothers do? Eliminate the source of the offensive odor versus spraying all kinds of nasty chemicals.

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April 21, 20181 found this helpful

I never seen my mom or grandmother ever spraying crap chemicals all over their home.
My grandma would probably smack me in the head and say how disgusting we were to spray a good smell over a pile of poop.
Clean the poop up and we wouldnt need an artificial smell.
Take the trash out, clean the garbage disposal, clean toliet, make your filthy teenagers clean and get off the games. Volia

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November 7, 20181 found this helpful

Fabrics can absorb lingering odors

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February 23, 20190 found this helpful

If you have ever moved into a newly bought house or rented a home, you might find it has a pre-existing odor you are trying to eliminate. Having sprays or natural cleaners are a great way to help.

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