Monday, August 15, 2011

Fake Febreeze

Lady, our big stinky dog
 I love saving money, especially when it's for a pricey cleaning product.  We love Febreeze at our house - two stinky boys and a big stinky dog call for extra means to make it smell better. 

When I came across this awesome idea to Make Your Own Febreeze over Fake-It Frugal, who found it at Homemade Mamas, and I just had to it out. I used an old Zout spray bottle and found it worked just as well.  Here is how Heather at  Fake-It Frugal did it. 

I changed their recipe up a bit to Refill my already existing 32 oz Febreeze Spray Bottle:

1/8 Cup of Your Favorite Fabric Softener

2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot Tap Water - To Fill the Bottle to the Top

Shake it up in your Spray Bottle and you're ready to go and fight those Stinky Dog Odors!

I found that Fake Febreeze actually has a bit more "staying power" than regular Febreeze, too!

Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Fake Febreeze ($0.15 or less for 1 oz Fabric Softener)

Total Fake-It Cost: $0.15 Each

Compare to Actual
Febreeze ($5.59 Each, seriously?)

Total Fake-It Savings:  $5.44 Each*

*Let's say you purchase 1 Bottle of Febreeze per month, that's a
Savings of $65.28 per year!

PS - If you've never visited
Homemade Mamas before, go check out their incredible catalog of DIY household and beauty products, among all of their other great tutorials!

I hope you have a chance to try this! Thanks for stopping by!