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A Budget-Friendly DIY Solution for Home Odor

If your home isn’t as fragrant as you’d like, buying commercial air fresheners like AirWick or Febreze might come to mind. While these options have their merits, they’re not fail-safe or cost-effective in the long run. Regularly replacing air fresheners can quickly add up. Instead, consider this incredibly simple DIY remedy to banish unpleasant odors and embrace a delightful ambiance right at home.

This DIY scented spray is akin to Febreze but without the use of fabric softener. The secret ingredient is Downy Unstoppables, available in various captivating scents. You can choose the one that resonates most with you.

Getting started is a breeze, and you only need a handful of ingredients.


  • 1/4 cup of your preferred Downy Unstoppables scent
  • 4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 14 oz spray bottle


  1. Combine 1/4 cup of Downy Unstoppables with the baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Pour boiling water over the mixture and gently stir. Allow it to sit for around 30 minutes until all particles dissolve completely.
  3. Once dissolved, transfer the mixture into a spray bottle. Using a funnel can streamline this process.
  4. Now you have your scented spray ready to be used on any surface, imparting a pleasant aroma throughout your home.

If you’re inclined towards natural solutions, consider trying an essential oil air freshener. This alternative can provide a refreshing fragrance without compromising on your preference for natural ingredients.