Creating your own DIY laundry freshening spray is a simple and cost-effective way to add a pleasant scent to your clothes. Here’s a basic recipe that you can customize based on your preferences:
- Distilled Water: 2 cups
- Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka: 1/4 cup (acts as a natural disinfectant and helps the spray dry quickly)
- Essential Oils: 15-20 drops (choose scents you like; popular choices include lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon, or a combination)
- Optional: Fabric Softener: 1-2 tablespoons (for a softer feel)
- Choose a spray bottle: Select a clean and empty spray bottle. A 16-ounce bottle should work well for this recipe.
- Add water: Pour 2 cups of distilled water into the spray bottle. Distilled water helps prevent mold and bacteria growth.
- Add rubbing alcohol or vodka: Pour 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol or vodka into the bottle. This helps with quick drying and adds a disinfectant element.
- Add essential oils: Drop 15-20 drops of your chosen essential oils into the mixture. Adjust the number of drops based on your preference for fragrance strength.
- Optional: Add fabric softener: If you want to add a softening element to your clothes, you can include 1-2 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener. This step is optional, as some people prefer to skip fabric softeners for various reasons.
- Shake well: Secure the spray bottle cap and shake the mixture thoroughly to combine all the ingredients.
- Label the bottle: Consider labeling your spray bottle with the ingredients and scents used for future reference.
- Shake the bottle well before each use.
- Lightly spray the DIY freshening spray onto your clothes before or after ironing, or simply use it as a fabric refresher.
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