Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
I got this recipe from a newsletter I get by e-mail. Sorry, don't remember the name but this works really well and I thought it should be shared.
- 20 ounces distilled water
- 1 teaspoon downy fabric softener
- Mix the last two ingredients well in the spray bottle.
- Hang garment on a hanger.
- Gently mist with spray.
- Lightly tug and smooth the fabric and allow to hang dry.
This stuff rocks! I used tap water and Method brand fabric softener (water lily and aloe vera scent), making it practically all-natural. I used it to freshen and de-wrinkle a cotton sweater with sequins (can't be machine-washed) and it really did the trick! Interestingly, there is an almost-identical recipe posted as "Faux Febreeze," and I did find that this stuff smelled so good, I was compelled to spray it on every fabric surface in my home! I think it smells way better than Febreeze! I love that it is a multi-function recipe. I used almost the whole bottle right away, so I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting it!
I could kiss you!!! =D I loved Downy wrinkle spray when I discovered it yrs ago. I've not been able to find it in ANY store here locally. (HEB, Randall's, Albertson's, CVS, Walgreens ... Argh!) My last bottle ran out 2 wks ago and I've been *trying* to adjust to the Nigara one but it doesn't work as well and I don't like it. I was about to give up and, horror of horrors, BUY an iron!!! Thank you SO much for this! It even works *beautifully* on our hemp linen items. (worst wrinklers EVER)
I use this same mixture, with the fabric softener increased to 2 Tbs of softener, for spraying around my home soft surfaces as a cheap version of febreeze (found the 'recipe' here on RZ.. Faux Febreeze Recipe #71485). Works great, and now I can use it on wrinkled clothes too? perfect! Thanks for posting!