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How To Make Natural Homemade Febreze Alternative?

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DIY Febreze Spray: Home and Pet Odor Eliminator

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Febreze Alternative

Homemade Febreze Recipe: Are you looking for a natural and non-toxic alternative to Febreze? If so, you're in the right place. This article will provide a comprehensive guide to finding the best Febreze alternative. Whether you're concerned about harmful chemicals, want to promote a healthier living environment, or prefer natural products, we've got you covered. Read on to discover the top Febreze alternatives and factors to consider when choosing the right one for your needs.   I've got a few suggestions that might work for you. One option is to make your fabric freshener using essential oils and water. Another option is to try baking soda to absorb odors in your home. You could also use vinegar as a natural deodorizer. 

If you are not a DIYer, we will also provide some natural Febreze alternative brands you can buy. 

14 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Febreze Alternative

1. Ingredients: Look for products that use natural and non-toxic ingredients. Avoid products that contain phthalates, formaldehyde, and other harmful chemicals.
2. Effectiveness: Choose a product that effectively eliminates odors and leaves a lasting fresh scent.
3. Scent: Choose a scent you enjoy that is not overpowering.
4. Non-Toxicity: Ensure the product is safe for children and pets.
5. Price: Consider the cost of the product and determine if it fits within your budget.
6. Availability: Look for products readily available in your area or easily purchased online.
7. Eco-Friendliness: Consider products that are environmentally friendly and have minimal impact on the environment.
8. Packaging: Look for products that use recyclable or biodegradable packaging.
9. Allergies: Choose a product that is free from allergens and is safe for people with allergies or sensitivities.
10. Longevity: Choose a product with a long-lasting scent that does not require frequent reapplication.
11. Ease of Use: Choose a product that is easy to use and does not require special equipment or tools.
12. Customer reviews: Read customer reviews and ratings to understand the product's effectiveness and reliability.
13. Brand Reputation: Choose products from reputable brands that are known for their quality and reliability.
14. Stain-Free: Choose a product that does not cause stains or discoloration on fabrics or surfaces.

Natural Febreze Alternative

Top Febreze Alternatives

1. Citrus Magic Natural Odor Eliminating Air Freshener Spray – This non-toxic air freshener is made with natural citrus oils and can effectively eliminate odors without harmful chemicals.
2. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Room Freshener – This plant-based air freshener is free from phthalates, formaldehyde, and other harmful chemicals. The product is available in various fragrances and can effectively eliminate odors.
3. Fresh Wave Odor Removing Gel – This natural odor eliminator is made with plant-based ingredients and can effectively remove odors for up to 60 days.
4. Breathe Green Charcoal Bags – These non-toxic air purifying bags are made with activated bamboo charcoal and can effectively absorb odors and pollutants.
5. Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray – This natural toilet spray is made with essential oils and can effectively trap odors before they escape into the air.
6. Green Gobbler Ultimate Vinegar Home Solution – This all-purpose cleaner is made with natural vinegar and can effectively eliminate odors and clean surfaces without harmful chemicals.

courtesy: Walmart

DIY Natural Febreze Alternatives

This is the best spray to eliminate odor and a natural Febreze alternative.   Use this natural Febreze alternative as an odor-neutralizer spray.  Plus, we've added a simple Homemade All Purpose Cleaner recipe to use throughout your home.  When you make your cleaning and deodorizing products or reuse spray bottles, you avoid buying single-use plastic items that typically end up in the ocean or landfills.

I use the natural pet odor remover spray on my upholstery couches, rugs, carpets, dog beds, grandkids shoes, and beds to neutralize the dog smell or stink.   Again, always make sure you check which essential oils are toxic to cats and dogs before using them in your home.   These recipes are safe to use around your dogs.   

Eliminate Odor Naturally With Natural Febreze Alternative

We are pet parents to 4 dogs from 2 to 16 years old; they love to sleep on the couch, beds, blankets, and rugs.  Plus, my companions are messy and can get stinky too.  How do you get rid of pet stains and odors?  I'm glad you asked; below, you will find a must-have DIY pet cleaning product to help get your home back to smelling fresh and clean.  Also, they are simple to make; you probably already have all the ingredients on hand, and they are doggy and kid-friendly.  I recommend you use a bottle that puts out a light mist.

Pro Tip:  Test the homemade natural Febreze alternative on a small area of a piece of furniture (upholstery).  I haven't had any issues and use it on various surfaces.  Also, I use a handheld vacuum cleaner several times a week to clean any dog hair and the little residue that may be left behind from the air freshener since it has baking soda in it.

Green Cleaning: Homemade Febreze Deodorizer For a Healthier Home

Make your green cleaning starter kit.   Swap your traditional cleaning products with all-natural and green products; you'll be happy you did.  If you don't want to make your own green products, there are many places online or at your local grocery store where you can find quality natural cleaning productsWhat is Green Cleaning?  Be sure to read the labels before you buy an item, even if it says it's all-natural.  You can check the article with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to see if it meets natural product standards.

Angry Orange – Odor Eliminator

I recently discovered a natural deodorizer that has completely changed my life!  It's made from angry oranges and works wonders at neutralizing unwanted odors in my home.  I love that it's all natural and safe to use around my family and pets.  Plus, the scent is so refreshing and invigorating.  If you're looking for a new deodorizer, an alternative to conventional deodorizers, I highly recommend giving this one a shot!

Bathe Your Dog

In addition to spraying your furniture with a homemade Febreze spray odor eliminator, I recommend you bathe your pup – best friend at least once a month; always use a gentle dog shampoo.  We have you covered if you need ideas on how to bathe a dog at home.

Below, you will find the following:

  • A DIY all-purpose cleaner
  • A sofa, bed, fabric surfaces & carpet deodorizer – odor eliminator

I use the couch & carpet deodorizer weekly and the pet stain remover as needed.  This excellent natural spray eliminates dog odor from my furniture and rugs.  Plus, the all-purpose cleaner every day.  

Homemade Febreze with essential oils

In addition, therapeutic-grade (there are several on the market) essential oils are very powerful for cleaning and medicinal purposes.  Hence, they are perfect for use in homemade Febreze recipe or for other purposes like a diffuser or hot bath.  Also, many EOs have antibacterial and antiviral properties and a pleasant aroma.  For this reason, EO are wonderful in DIY cleaning spray or DIY All Purpose Cleaner.  But, the quality of the EOs matter always choose high-quality, pure, and organic essential oils.  Essential Oils 101, learn what essential oils are and how to use them.

Product #1 – Homemade All Purpose Cleaner With Essential Oils

  • A 16-ounce glass amber spray bottle (essential oils are best kept in glass amber containers)
  • Pure-Therapeutic, organic, and  high-quality essential oil
  • five drops of Lemon Essential Oil 
  • 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil 
  • 1/2 cup organic apple cider vinegar (buy here)
  • 1 tsp.  Castile soap (buy here)
  • 11/2 cups distilled or filtered water
Natural Homemade Febreze Alternative

Natural Homemade Febreze Alternative

  1. Combine the water and apple cider vinegar in your glass bottle.
  2. Add your essential oils and soap.
  3. Place the spray-bottle lid on, making sure it is tight, and shake well
  4. Use on your counters, floors, and carpets; always spot-test in a small area before using to a large area – be sure to shake the bottle well before each use
  5. Since we add water to cleaner, you can keep it in the refrigerator to maintain freshness
natural febreze alternative

Product #2 – Best DIY Febreze Spray 

Eliminate Odors From Your Home, Including Dog Smell


  • A 16-ounce glass amber spray bottle (essential oils are best kept in glass amber containers)
  • Pure-Therapeutic, organic, and  high-quality essential oil, such as ( I recommend Doterra)
  • 5 drops Lemongrass  Essential Oil 
  • 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Grapefruit 
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp.  Thayers, Wichhazel (buy here)
  • 11/2 cups distilled or filtered water
Natural Febreze Alternative

Natural Febreze Alternative

  1. Combine the water and Wichazel or cheap vodka in your glass bottle.
  2. Add your essential oils and baking soda.
  3. Place the spray-bottle lid on, making sure it is tight, and shake well
  4. Spray over couches and rugs; always spot test in a small area before using to a large extent – be sure to shake the bottle well before each use – I vacuum my sofa and loveseat at least once a week, remove the dog hair and any residue from spray
  5. Since we add water to cleaner, you can keep it in the refrigerator to maintain freshness
Last tidbit: Vinegar is a natural odor remover.  If you like this deodorizing spray, try our DIY EO All-Purpose Cleaning Spray, or if you do not have to make it, read the next Best Cleaning Products Non-Toxic To Buy
You can use your Homemade All Purpose cleaner to wash down your shower or bathtub after bathing your pet.

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