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How to Make Homemade Natural Febreze

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How to Make Homemade Natural Febreze

We all want our homes to smell good, but air fresheners like Febreze can hide some seriously dangerous chemicals. Learn how to make homemade natural Febreze so you can enjoy a fresh scent around your house without harming your health or the health of your family.

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Is Febreze Toxic?

Febreze is a very popular air freshener. Yet it’s loaded with toxic chemicals that can cause real harm when you breathe them in. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) grades Febreze products anywhere from a C to an F.

The main concern with Febreze is its ingredients. Here are just some of the dangerous ingredients that might be in a bottle of Febreze:

  • Cyclodextrin– Can cause damage to vision.
  • Benzisothiazolinone– Moderate concern for aquatic toxicity and some concern for skin allergies and irritation and developmental or reproductive effects.
  • Dialkyl sulfosuccinates– Some concern for developmental and reproductive effects, can cause damage to vision, and can irritate skin and allergies.
  • Deodorizing agent– This is a non-specified ingredient that could hide other ingredients known to cause damage to the skin, reproductive system, and other organs.
  • Fragrance– Just like deodorizing agent, putting the word “fragrance” on a label could hide hundreds of other ingredients that can cause serious harm to your health.

Related: The Best Non-Toxic Candles That Smell Amazing

Making Your Own Homemade Natural Febreze

Now that you know about the dangers of air fresheners like Febreze, it’s easy to understand why you should make your own. Just follow these simple steps and ingredients to make your own homemade natural Febreze.



  1. Put the baking soda in a bowl, put the drops of essential oils on top, and use a fork to mix them together.
  2. Use a funnel to pour the baking soda mixture into the glass spray bottle, then add the distilled water.
  3. Gently shake to combine the ingredients.
  4. Spray anywhere you want to freshen the air.

Making Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

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Making your own homemade natural cleaning products is a great way to reduce waste and ensure you’re not bringing dangerous chemicals into your home. But sometimes it can be difficult to remember how to make your favorite products.

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With this bundle, it’s now easier than ever to make all of the DIY cleaning products you need to green clean your entire home!

Essential Oil Blends

The great thing about this homemade natural Febreze is that you can customize the scent by using essential oil blends. Here are some of my favorite combinations:

Clean Home

Odor Buster

Walk in the Woods

Spring Clean

Homemade Natural Febreze Without Fabric Softener

You’ll notice that some recipes for homemade natural Febreze use fabric softener, but this one doesn’t. That’s because fabric softener has some of the same health concerns as air fresheners.

Fabric softeners can contain phthalates, quaternary ammonium compounds, and other chemicals that can trigger asthma, cause harm to our reproductive systems, and damage our kidneys, liver, and lungs.

If you’re interested in completely removing fabric softeners from your life, check out these tips for how to make an eco-friendly laundry room.

Related: The Best Non-Toxic Mattress for Healthy Sleep

Homemade Natural Febreze

You don’t have to worry about unpleasant odors in your home. Thanks to this homemade natural Febreze, you can banish those odors and breathe safely.

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Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Can you use this recipe on soft furnishings like sofas and cushions?


Thursday 5th of November 2020

You should have no issues using this on soft furnishings. I would test it in an inconspicuous spot on your furniture first, just to make sure it doesn't stain the fabric.

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