How to make Car Air Freshener for your Car – DIY (Do it Yourself). Find out how you can make homemade air freshener and have a happy-smelling ride 🙂
While your car may prove to be your heaven for speed, pick up and thrill, it is true that all that thrill lies on the exterior. What you will be directly subjected to while on a ride is the interior environment of the vehicle consisting of air, space and most importantly smell, which will ultimately decide the comfort of your journey, more than the speed and pickup.
It has been noticed that several passengers complain of the smell of the car due to various reasons sometimes even lingering on nausea. This is usually because of the material used to make the seats and upholstery which may be ravished in genuine leather that most people have a problem with to adjust.
While your average car perfume may help to reduce these problems for you and your passengers, they always prove to be costlier than their value and some don’t even give off good odour. For these reasons and for the fact that our advice would prove much more fruitful, we strive to help you make your own car air freshener that can be made by you at the luxury of your home in your own sweet time for your own sweet smell!
The major advantage of your own freshener is that while making it, you could add only those elements that are suitable for each member of your family or friends so that while travelling, each of you can have a happy ride.
So here we present certain Car Air Fresheners that you can make on your own for your ride! We also have taken the initiative to guide you through each Freshener:
CRAFT FELT FRESHENER
For making this particular freshener, you will need the following:
- One sheet of Peel‘n’Stick craft foam
- One sheet of Craft Felt
- Your preferred choice of scent (any sort of essential oil will work nicely too!)
- One hole-punch
- One pair of scissors
- A good piece of string, ribbon or twine
- A little of your imagination!
STEP 1: Using your own pictures or imagination, make a freehand drawing of your choice once you decide your shape of the base and cut it out. Then, trace the shape onto the Felt and onto the craft foam. After this, cut both out and peel off the paper and stick the craft foam piece. After that, press the Felt to it.
STEP 2: With the hole-punch, punch a hole at the defined top of your design or shape.
STEP 3: Now add your scent. Be sure to not saturate it so much it would drip. If you’re going to be using essential oils for this, you will only need a few drops.
STEP 4: Having done this, you can thread about 12 inches of your choice of twine or a ribbon into the hole at the top of it. Now, you can hang it on the rearview mirror or any particular place in your car. If the fragrance reduced after a month or two, all you have to do is to simply apply another drop or two of the essential oil or the air freshener spray.
OIL FELT FRESHENER
Using oil felt is picking up preference nowadays. Most people advise using wool felt because of its level of absorbance. The regular cheap kind will also absorb just as well but that’s up to you. It is recommended to use Mountain Rose Essential Oils. It has proved to be immensely successful in its usage.
For this freshener, you will need:
STEP 1: The felt should be cut into the size and shape that you would prefer.
STEP 2: Use the punch and put a hole towards the top of it for the yarn.
STEP 3: Put 10 drops or less of essential oils of your preferred choice onto the felt. It will absorb it a few seconds.
STEP 4: Through the hole, insert your yarn and now it is ready to be hung in your vehicle.
Alternatively, identical pieces of felt can be cut out and sewn together, leaving a small hole enough to squeeze a cotton ball into. Drip a few drops of the essential oil onto the cotton ball and close it. If you want to reload, sprinkle some on the felt and it will soak through into the used cotton ball.
HERBS FELT AIR FRESHENER
The most heartening fact about herbs is that they very wonderful and fresh and make great air fresheners.
What You Need:
- One pair of Scissors
- One Hole-punch
- Some Needle and thread
- A Yarn or string
- Herbs (lavender, chamomile, mint, rosemary)
STEP 1: in the size and shape you desire, cut out identical pieces of Felt.
STEP 2: After that, sew the two pieces together, leaving a hole wide enough to insert herbs into.
STEP 3: Insert the herbs and sew the hole together.
STEP 4: Use the hole-punch to create a hole towards the top for the yarn.
STEP 5: Now, thread the yarn through the created hole and hang it in your vehicle.
DO IT YOURSELF POUCH AIR FRESHENER
With this guide, you can make a freshener that can keep your car smelling fresh with just small pouches and sachets of scent.
For making this, you need-
- Light weight fabric
- Thick hemp or some thread
- Makeup pads or some cotton balls
- Preferred Scented oils/spices/incense cones
- Items to decorate the pouches such as stamps, paint or dried flowers
- A pair of Scissors
- A Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
STEP 1: Begin the process by cutting out rectangles of fabric 5×10 inches.
STEP 2: Thereafter, start the sewing process by sewing a strong loop on each end of the rectangle.
STEP 3: After this, with the edges of the loop facing outward, you have to fold the fabric in half and sew each side up towards the loop.
STEP 4: Now, flip the pouch’s right side out and begin your decorating.
STEP 5: After which, you can thread a large piece of hemp that you have through both loops to where both ends come out of each loop, provided they are facing the same direction.
STEP 6: Pour in spices, oil soaked makeup pads or cotton balls to add scents to your pouches, (preferably you’ll want to change the spices regularly to keep them fresh). For the major part, you are done with your freshener. The most challenging part now will be sewing the little pouches, but that still will not be that hard.
CINNAMON AIR FRESHENER
In making these kinds of fresheners, you may think that all these crafts are too intense to try but once you do attempt it, they are very simple.
For making this freshener, you will require:
- Pillar candle
- At least 3-inches in diameter
- Cinnamon sticks
- Floral shears
- Hot-glue gun
- Dish or coaster
STEP 1: Measure the candle height and cut the cinnamon sticks to match size with the floral shears. You’ll need to have about 20 lengths per candle to be comfortable.
STEP 2: Run some hot glue along the cinnamon stick and affix it vertically to the side of the candle. Always use low-temperature setting to minimise the melting.
STEP 3: When the first stick appears dry, you have to glue the next stick snugly against it and repeat to cover candle.
STEP 4: Place the finished candle on a dish or a coaster. Not only will it look pretty but you can also easily smell the glorious and welcoming cinnamon!
Having run you through this guide, we implore you to use this guide in making lovely home-made car fresheners to add simple, effective and yet welcoming odour to your car! Have a happy-smelling ride!