This is another of those “good things” I’ve been meaning to try for….forever! I was reminded I hadn’t done so the other day when someone emailed me asking about it…again! I figured it must be time!
So I went into my vast collection of bookmarks and pulled up some recipes I had found online that looked promising. Problem was….I couldn’t decide which one to try. So I picked 3 and tried them all! :-)
Today was actually the ideal day to do this….because the boys inexplicably decided it was “room makeover” day. While they were rearranging and getting rid of old stuff…I decided a little fabric refresher definitely couldn’t hurt! If you have boys….you know of what I speak. :-)
But before I went spraying all over their rooms…I decided we better do a “smell test” to see which of the three I made was the preferred potion.
I sprayed each of these throw pillows with a different concoction, let them air dry for a few minutes…then had them give each pillow a good SNIFF.
Recipe #1 was the hands down winner.
Mainly because it was the only one of the 3 that actually had a “smell” to it. The other two just smelled neutral. Which, depending on what you’re looking for in a “fabric refresher”, might be preferable. My boys, however, take after their mama and liked the nice-smelling one. :-)
So there you have it, our completely UNscientific test results. Take it, or leave it. Here are the three “recipes” I used so you can conduct your OWN unscientific research. :-)
Adapted from Northern Cheapskate
1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid fabric softener (Homemade or store-bought…your choice)
Pour each of the ingredients into spray bottle and give it a shake.
(for those who don’t wish to use commercial fabric softener)
Adapted from Cooke’s Frontier
1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 cup white distilled vinegar
10-20 drops of your choice essential oil (I used Lavender)
You can also replace the rubbing alcohol with cheap vodka and it works just as well.
(another “natural” version)
Adapted from The Cents’able Shoppin
1 cup distilled water
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
8-10 drops essential oil (I used Lavender….again)
Put ingredients in spray bottle and shake it up.
Now you are armed and ready to
go forth and REFRESH!!