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How to Get Rid of Febreze Smell

Febreze is actually a brand of an odor eliminator. It is manufactured by Proctor & Gamble, one of the most prestigious companies. It was first introduced in 1993 in various test markets then eventually started to be distributed in the United States in June 1998. They have ample of products that have been very effective in eliminating odors like air fresheners, fabric refreshers, plug-in oils, scented disks and candles.

Most often than not, we tend to use as many of this to eliminate the bad odor—not knowing that the odor eliminator has created a new smell that some may not be fond of. This is mostly a problem with the fabric refreshers as fabric absorbs the Febreze’s smell. If you have this dilemma, here are some simple tips that can help you:

Baking soda

Baking soda is a known ingredient to remove odors. All you have to do is to put a couple of teaspoons of baking soda to your clothes then add warm water. The baking soda will absorb the smell and with the help of the warm water, your clothes will loosen up thus making the odor easier to get rid of. You may have to do this process a couple of times until you observe that the smell had already diminished greatly. Afterwards, rinse the clothes with water to wash out the baking soda.


This is a brand of a laundry treatment that can help you to get rid of any fabric smells. All you have to do is to soak your clothes in warm water with a few teaspoons of Calgon—depending on how many clothes you have. Leave it for 30 minutes or more. Try to rinse one piece of clothing and check if the Fabreze smell is still evident. If yes, soak the clothes for another 30 minutes or for as long as you can. If you think the smell is all gone, rinse everything thoroughly.


This has got to be one of the most effective natural odor removers. For best results, soak your clothes with warm water and vinegar. Make sure that the amount of vinegar is just enough for the number of clothes that you have in your laundry. Also, try to avoid using plenty of vinegar. Soak it for 30 to 45 minutes or for as long as you can. Afterwards, rinse thoroughly two times to make sure that you have no traces of vinegar smell. If you feel that there are still Fabreze smells, redo the process until you are satisfied with the results.

Dryer Sheet

Another great alternative to getting rid of the febreze smell is via a dryer sheet.  Consider rubbing a dryer sheet on the item that has the smell.  For example, if the furniture has a febreze smell, you can simply rub the dryer sheet over it and let it sit overnight.  The next morning, be sure to vacuum a well as wash away with a wet cloth.  This may have to be repeated up to three times before the smell disappears.


Head to any local craft store in your area and look for fragrance oils that have a scent that you enjoy.  What you’ll want to do is drop a few of these oils mixed with some water.  After the water and oils have been mixed, place it in a spray bottle and lightly mist the area that has the smell.

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