We all LOVE the idea of a fresh smelling home. We love it even more when it's ours that smells fresh, particularly if you have pets or children, or hard-working husbands.
So here's what I did:
I used a dollar store spray bottle of fabric refresher. There was maybe a tablespoon left and I didn't really like the smell, so it got dumped. I rinsed out the spray bottle and added 2 3/4 c. HOT water, and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. I shook like a madwoman until it was dissolved. I then added 1/4c. downy fabric softener. (more on THAT later!) Again, shake.
Spray on your fabric- and that's it. Now you can use any fabric softener that you like in any scent that you prefer. I use downy because it was the cheapest. The BEST part: for the entire container of downy, cost me like $4.00 to make this, it cost me maybe .10 cents! WAY awesome. OH, and the baking soda made it a deodorizer as well. I sprayed my son's mattress (has seen better and ... dryer... days -er, nights.) and it smells fairly fresh. Oh, you can also "boost" your scent or change it by adding a few drops of essential oil.