Right before school starts I always get an urge to deep-clean my house. During this phase I start doing “deep-cleaning things”, like spraying my upholstery for a fresh scent. There’s a small issue, however: I do not like the smell of store-bought upholstery sprays. They are so strong and have a fake chemically smell to them. So, before I put myself through another round of spraying stuff I don’t love, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own DIY upholstery spray.
What You Need to Make Your Own Upholstery Spray
- Distilled Water
- Fabric Softener (Store Bought or a DIY version described below)
- Spray Bottle- Originally, I dumped out my Febreze bottle and used it for this spray, but then I found these glass spray bottles on Amazon, and I love them!
I have never, in my life, bought fabric softener. Never. I actually don’t even know how you use fabric softener. Pinterest to the rescue. Here is a post that tells you how to make your own fabric softener. (I was super excited that the post uses a Rosemary Mint conditioner because I actually use the same stuff, and love the scent!) If you’re like me and don’t buy fabric softener, don’t go making the entire recipe or you’ll end up with 9 cups, and you only need 1/4 cup. Instead do 3 Tablespoons water, 1 1/2 Tablespoons vinegar, and 1 Tablespoon conditioner.
How to Make DIY Upholstery Spray
Mix together 1/2 cup distilled water, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1/4 cup fabric softener (store-bought, or the homemade version mentioned above). Pour this mixture into a spray bottle. Go ahead and give that a little shake and start spraying away. Give it a little time to dry, and you’ll notice your pillows smell like Rosemary Mint… or whatever scent you’re using.
What I love about this recipe is the mild scent. I’m not looking for a lavender field growing in my house, I just want to lay my head down and smell a slight scent from the spray. That’s exactly what this does.
Thanks for letting me take a little break from cleaning to share this fabulous recipe with you!
For a powder version of upholstery deodorizer, click here.
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