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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Frugal Febreeze

We have two dogs in my house.
Louie, or Louis when he is in trouble, our jack-a-bee. He's a beagle/jack russell mix. He's high-strung, stiff and mostly obnoxious. Louie has the iconic dog smell. Just like dog.
Bruce Lee, or Brucie Baby as Sophia calls him, and Bruce Leroy when he's in trouble...we are weird with our dog names, huh? He's a long-haired basset hound. Bruce Lee has those stinky big basset hound ears that need cleaned out frequently. His long hair causes stinky paws and he's just a stinky boy. But in a comforting way. I love my Bruce Lee stank! :)

Louie and Bruce Lee make our couches into their night time sleeping spots. So they stink of their stank on a daily basis. That means we go through the Febreeze like they will never be selling it again.
It is gets expensive, so after searching the internet I found many people are making their own.
Of course many people have a lot to say about it being harmful because the homemade is made with fabric softener, I haven't had any problems with it, and it is in such a small concentration I don't worry much about it. I also found that this keeps the smells at bay for longer than the store-bought Febreeze.
I purchased a spray bottle from the Dollar Tree and printed off a cleaning label from and mod podged it onto the bottle and now I'm good to go.

1 spray bottle
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon fabric softener
hot tap water to fill the bottle

Put all contents in the bottle and give it a good shake to mix it, cap it off and you are ready to spray away!


  1. *Update* We now have FOUR dogs in our house and this works wonders! I spray it on the carpet to get that doggie smell out after vacuuming also!

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