DIY Febreze With No Fabric Softener. Our home has been one that consumes bottles and bottles of Febreze Fabric Enhancer, ha ha! Febreze seems to be one of those items even when using a coupon it is still outrageously expensive. I seen some tips online on how to use Fabric Softener to create DIY Febreze at home. After reading the comments and seeing a trend, I decide to not use the Fabric softener route as it seems to leave a residue behind.