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How to Make a DIY Car Air Freshener

Whether it’s the result of too many San Antonio camping trips or coffee spills, but every once in a while, your car needs a breath of fresh air to get that nice, clean smell to it. Instead of going out and buying an air freshener, you can make your own DIY car air freshener from scratch. You don’t have to be an artsy or crafty person to do it, and you can learn the simple steps with the service department at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville. 

 

 

Clay Disc & Essential Oil Air Fresheners 

Clay discs are relatively inexpensive and easy to find online or at local Alamo Heights craft stores. Clay discs hold essential oils tightly and can help you keep your vehicle smelling fresh and clean for several weeks. Here are the items you’ll need: 

  • Clay disc
  • Your favorite essential oils 

After you have your DIY air freshener items, you’ll simply follow these steps to get your car smelling like new: 

  1. Get a generous amount of your chosen essential oil(s) and rub them into the clay disc. 
  2. After you have rubbed in the oils, let them soak for a while, and place the disc in your car. 

Felt and Herbs Car Fresheners 

If you want a more natural smell in your car for those long Balcones Heights drives, then you can use these simple items to create a DIY air freshener yourself: 

  • Felt (in the color of your choosing)
  • Scissors 
  • Hole punch 
  • Thread and needle 
  • String 
  • Your favorite herbs 

Once you have your items, you can begin creating your DIY car air freshener by performing the following steps: 

  1. Cut out two pieces of felt, ensuring they are identical in size and shape.
  2. Create a bag for the herbs by sewing the felt pieces together.
  3. Put the herbs inside the bag, and sew the top of the bag closed.
  4. Punch a hole into the top of the bag.
  5. Tie the two end-pieces together by putting a string through the hole of the bag.
  6. Hang your newly-finished masterpiece on your rearview mirror or air vent.

Mason Jar Air Fresheners 

If you don’t want your air freshener to be seen or don’t want to hang it up, then you can opt for a mason jar air freshener. They are excellent for eliminating pesky odors and can be easily stowed away under the passenger seat of your car. Here are the items you’ll need: 

  • Small mason jar 
  • Cardboard 
  • Nail
  • Baking soda 
  • Your favorite essential oils 

Once you have your items, you can begin constructing your own mason jar DIY air freshener: 

  1. Pop open the lid of the mason jar. 
  2. Using the metal lid, trace a circle on the cardboard, and cut out the circle. 
  3. Poke holes into the cardboard using nails. 
  4. Fill half of the jar with baking soda. 
  5. Add drops of essential oils into the jar. 
  6. Replace the metal ring with the cardboard circle you just cut out. Use the metal ring to secure the circle and save the metal circle for future use. 

Keep Your Car Fresh with Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville

Now that you know how to make your own DIY car air freshener, you can keep your car smelling like new on every Castroville trip. Contact us to schedule a visit for more serious repairs. You can always learn more service tips and tricks when you visit Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville.

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