natural alternatives to febreze? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 14 Old 11-08-2003, 04:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
rareimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: bc, canada
Posts: 1,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i love febreze coz i have cats and it really helps freshen up the furniture and curtains every so often. but now with jasmyn here, i would love an alternative. anyone know of a recipe to make your own fabric refresher spray?

Robyn - In stillheart.gif with Tyson, Gothy Mama to fairy.gif Jasmyn (March 12 2003), jammin.gifGrayson (August 2 2005), my angel3.gif Aurora Hope (m/c Nov 10 2010), and baby.gif Sydney Rayne (September 17 2011)     ribboncesarean.gifx3

rareimer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 14 Old 11-08-2003, 11:49 AM
 
JessicaS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 42,897
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really don't know what febreeze is for I am allergic to a lot of commercial scents and tend to ignore things like that.

Could you explain it a little more? Is it just a scent thing or does it do something else too...

Not all those who wander are lost 
JessicaS is offline  
#3 of 14 Old 11-08-2003, 05:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
rareimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: bc, canada
Posts: 1,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it's a spray that you spray onto fabric and it lifts out odor. just makes everything smell cleaner.

Robyn - In stillheart.gif with Tyson, Gothy Mama to fairy.gif Jasmyn (March 12 2003), jammin.gifGrayson (August 2 2005), my angel3.gif Aurora Hope (m/c Nov 10 2010), and baby.gif Sydney Rayne (September 17 2011)     ribboncesarean.gifx3

rareimer is offline  
#4 of 14 Old 11-08-2003, 05:47 PM
 
MamaSoleil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 4,008
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Our carpet was REALLY stinky because our dogs rolled in something! So we used vinigar, baking soda and hot water...no smell now!!!!!!
MamaSoleil is offline  
#5 of 14 Old 11-08-2003, 05:49 PM
 
IdentityCrisisMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 10,677
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Lavender Oil in a spray can mixed with water... I think you could choose any essential oil that you like but one with a fresh/pure/ scent would probably be best.

Don't take my word on staining though!

Mama to DD September 2001 and DD April 2011 *Winner for most typos* eat.gif
IdentityCrisisMama is offline  
#6 of 14 Old 11-08-2003, 11:23 PM
 
LaLa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: [email protected]
Posts: 5,676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BacOut works great
LaLa is offline  
#7 of 14 Old 11-09-2003, 02:49 AM
 
FreeRangeMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We just use baking soda on the carpet as it absorbs odors. Just sprinkle it on and let it sit for a little while then vacuum

Laurie


 

FreeRangeMama is offline  
#8 of 14 Old 11-09-2003, 07:00 AM
 
JessicaS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 42,897
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree baking soda should work for that.

There is a large variety of essental oils that you could use for scent it would just depend on what you like. Lavender is always nice. I am on a grapefruit and peppermint kick myself.

Not all those who wander are lost 
JessicaS is offline  
#9 of 14 Old 11-10-2003, 04:25 PM
 
blessed2bamommie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: formerly a wannab
Posts: 4,505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what about EO staining, Abimommy, et. al? I was thinking stored sheets instead of rewashing them. :

ummmmm nice scented sheets for bding. :LOL
blessed2bamommie is offline  
#10 of 14 Old 11-11-2003, 09:21 AM
 
JessicaS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 42,897
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really don't know which ones stain.

I get unscented laundry detergent and add it to that.

But as far as furniture goes...my furniture is all dark..I use EOs for air sprays but I really couldn't tell if it was staining...

I guess lemongrass might stain yellowish...

Not all those who wander are lost 
JessicaS is offline  
#11 of 14 Old 11-11-2003, 12:41 PM
 
blessed2bamommie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: formerly a wannab
Posts: 4,505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
since I just blew 12 buck on an OPK and might get some other ttc helps today...I have some perfume oils. I'm leaning towards the Sunshine Rose Perfume Oil I have. I also have an Auric Blends Red Raspberry. Wonder if that would work just as well? Simply put EO or perfume oil? in a spray bottle with water? How much? :

I would to freshen those sheets tonight!
blessed2bamommie is offline  
#12 of 14 Old 11-15-2003, 10:56 AM
 
hotmamacita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 6,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bac out, my first choice
lavender
any other essential oil that you like added with water
hotmamacita is offline  
#13 of 14 Old 11-15-2003, 03:03 PM
 
Robinna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's bacout?
Robinna is offline  
#14 of 14 Old 11-15-2003, 03:22 PM
 
blessed2bamommie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: formerly a wannab
Posts: 4,505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here ya go!

HTH!

eta: scroll down!
blessed2bamommie is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off