DIY Laundry Freshening Spray

DIY Laundry Freshening Spray

If you need to freshen an article of clothing, a blanket or a pillow, this DIY Laundry Freshening Spray will quickly replace that fabric spray you’ve been using and become a new favorite.

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This spray can help keep your clothes smelling fresh between washes:


  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol or vodka (this acts as a disinfectant and helps the spray dry faster)
  • 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (such as lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, or tea tree oil) for a pleasant scent (adjust the number of drops based on your preference)
  • A clean spray bottle


  1. Start by ensuring that your spray bottle is clean and dry.
  2. Pour 1 cup of distilled water into the spray bottle. Distilled water is preferred because it lacks impurities that can lead to mold growth in the bottle over time.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol or vodka to the water in the bottle. The alcohol helps to kill bacteria and other odor-causing agents.
  4. Add your chosen essential oil(s) to the mixture. Essential oils not only provide a pleasant scent but also have natural antibacterial properties. The number of drops you use can vary depending on how strong you want the scent to be, but a good starting point is 10-20 drops.
  5. Close the spray bottle and shake it well to mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  6. Your DIY laundry freshening spray is now ready to use. To freshen up your clothes, simply spray a light mist over them, holding the bottle about 6-12 inches away. Pay attention to areas like collars, underarms, and cuffs where odors tend to accumulate.
  7. Allow your clothes to air dry for a few minutes before wearing them, and the fresh scent should linger.
  8. Store your homemade freshening spray in a cool, dark place when not in use to help preserve the essential oils’ potency.

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