The recipe is widely found on the 'net. Simply mix (stir, don't shake):
· 6 parts water
· 3 parts vinegar
· 2 parts conditioner (in your favorite scent)
I must confess I haven't used it with my laundry, yet. But I know for a fact vinegar works for softening and static, so I'm confident in the recipe. My end goal was "frugal febreze", and I wasn't prepared with a large (empty) container, so my 1 part was equal to 1/4 cup. Here's a pinnable pic:
After that successful stirring, I moved on to the main objective.
1/8 cup fabric softener
2 tablespoons baking soda
about 4 cups warm water (I filled up my old generic Febreze bottle)
It's advised that you shake before each use.
I used this concoction immediately -- triumphantly sprayed it in an odorous place...and was disappointed.
To be clear, the mixture actually worked. The odor was gone (neutralized by the vinegar and baking soda, I think). But I want more fragrance. Is this extra good-smelly-ness necessary? Nope. The real stuff
BTW, the fragrance chemicals are not good for us. So let me reiterate that this mixture is a good commercial fabric refresher replacement. The smelly issue is all mine.
What's my answer? I think it's going to be an essential oil. Will let ya know!
UPDATE: My thought was correct! I used some lavender essential oil from a sample pack I purchased -- maybe 4 to 5 drops? -- and my now fabulously frugal febreze is a new best friend!
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