Most of us spend a lot of time in our cars, whether it is driving to and from work, the gym or the grocery store or dropping and picking the kids from their various after-school activities. As you are driving around, you are sure to enjoy the subtle scents wafting from the essential oils in your DIY car air freshener.
Once you learn how to make your own car air freshener, the possibilities are endless. Check out the many ways you can use your DIY car air fresheners with essential oils.
You can choose to scent your DIY car air fresheners with different essential oils for different purposes.
Looking for a way to boost your energy as you get out of your driveway early morning? Scent your DIY car air fresheners with any citrus essential oil. Wild orange essential oil has a fresh, energizing scent, which is perfect for the purpose.
During the holidays, any one of these scents will allow you to enjoy the scents of the season whenever you are driving.
Alright, now that you know how to use them, let’s take a look at how to make your own car air freshener with essential oils.
DIY Car Air Freshener Using Cotton Balls in a Jar
This is definitely one of the easiest ways to make your own car air freshener with essential oils.
Moreover, it is inexpensive and uses supplies you probably already have in your house. All you need is a small jar with a lid. You can use a mason jar (this is my favorite type for this purpose) or any old pickle jar you have cleaned out.
Put a few cotton balls in the container and drop in the essential oils you want to use. Only a few drops should suffice.
The cotton balls will soak the oil and slowly release the scent into the car.
The best way to do this is to put the drops of essential oils just before you leave home.
Depending on how strong you want the scent, you can either leave the lid off or drill a few holes in the lid and close the container.
DIY Car Air Freshener Using Clothes Pegs
This is another easy method for making your own car air freshener with essential oils.
What you want to do is get about 2- 4 mini cotton balls and dip them in a jar with distilled water to which you have added a few drops of essential oils. Squeeze out the excess water.
Keep the essential oil-scented cotton balls in a sealed sandwich bag till you are ready to use them.
To use your clothes peg car air freshener, just wedge one or maybe two scented cotton balls in the clothes peg and clip it onto the air vents of your car. The scents get activated when you switch on the air conditioner or the heater in your car.
Another way to use clothes pegs to make your own car air freshener is to get wooden clothes pegs and drop them in the essential oil solution. Let the wood soak up the scents. Remove the clothes peg and keep it in a sealed sandwich bag will ready to use. The sealed bag will keep the aromas intact.
DIY Car Air Fresheners Using a Wooden Ornament
The last way you can make your own car air freshener is by scenting a wooden ornament.
You want to find a thinner wooden ornament, often found at local craft stores. This can be any shape you like. The beauty of this method is that you can look for shapes of the season. Think stars, candy cane or Christmas tree shapes during the Holidays, or hearts for Valentine’s Day.
You don’t need to decorate it or paint it if you don’t want to. All you have to do is spray it with your essential oil and diffused water spray bottle, let it dry, and then drill a hole in the top.
You can then use it like a regular air freshener where you hang it from the rear-view mirror in your car.
While you are at it, make a few extra essential oil-scented clothes-peg and ornament car air fresheners to give away to anybody else you know who does a lot of driving around. It’s a practical, easy-to-make gift that will only cost you a few cents.
Holiday-shaped ornaments are awesome for everyone on your Christmas gift list, while heart-shaped ornaments are a great way to tell friends and family how much you love them on Valentine’s Day. For any other time of the year, you can find ornaments in all shapes and sizes.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your physician before using essential oils. See Full Disclaimer here.