Homemade Car Air Freshener

Homemade Car Air Freshener

by Michelle on March 18, 2011

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It might be the case that my car is currently smelling, well, a little stale after the long winter. While I know that a thorough cleaning is needed (including the mats) if the weather permits this weekend, it would also be nice to just have a regular air freshener to use in the meantime or for any other smell situation (like leftovers sitting in the car after dinner and so on).

Since I normally do a big fall cleaning and big spring cleaning (refusing to spend any time in the winter outside cleaning my car), it could really use a bit of freshening once in a while. However, since my journey into health and natural smells, anything fake (like your common spray air fresheners and regular hanging car ones which really contain dangerous chemicals to breathe) are a complete turn-off to my nose. But what I hadn’t found was a replacement- until now.

Today I came across this really cute and easy idea to make my own homemade car air freshener. I used scrap material to cut out hearts, lint filler from the dryer (instead of cotton balls), organic lavender essential oil, thread, a bit of ribbon, and hot glue. It really took hardly any time at all to make, but Felix decided to stop by and see what was going on!

Of course, with this homemade air freshener I could make any smell I wanted- citrus, earthy, relaxing- that is the beauty of making your own. And if the filler ever needs a refresher, an eyedropper with more oil will fit fine between the stitches. Plus I made mine in the shape of a heart- nothing wrong with having a little love in the air, right? ;)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Lane' March 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

How adorable and so easy! I love it!

Michelle March 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Thanks, Lane’! Truly, it took me less than 15 minutes to make! :)

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