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All natural, DIY Car Air Freshener

April 20, 2015

diy car freshener

 

Hello friends! I am SUPER excited to share this easy, all-natural DIY car air freshener with you today. I don’t know about you, but store-bought car air fresheners almost universally give me a headache or make me nauseous. It’s crazy. So, I have never used them.

But that doesn’t mean my car couldn’t benefit from one. I have twin girls, a dog AND Joe and I are frequently in and out of my car as we run to the home improvement store for all of our DIY projects and we aren’t always smelling our best at those times. So, I came up with an all-natural and pretty solution that I am loving. Read on to learn how to make your own!  This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Materials needed for DIY Car Air Freshener:

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

How to Make a DIY Car Air Freshener:

1) Thread your needle. Tie a knot at the end of the thread.

2) Begin threading felt balls onto the thread, one at a time. For a larger circle, add more balls.

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

3) Once you are happy with the size of your circle, sew the two end balls together and tie them off.

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!
4) Add two drops of whatever essential oils on each of your felt balls.  To start, I used my Citrus Blend because I love the way it smells and it helps increase alertness, which is great for my long work trips in my car. But, here are some other oils to consider using on yours:

  • Purification- Purification Essential Oil Blend helps freshen the air and eliminate odors with its unique combination of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Myrtle essential oils, and includes naturally occurring compounds cineol, neral, and geranial.  It smells amazing and it REALLY does eliminate odors.  I recently washed a load of stinky shoes and added 2 drops of Purifications and the shoes smell better than when they were brand new!  It would be fabulous if you haul around lots of stinky sports equipment in your car.
  • Stress Away- I don't know about you, but I am often stressed and rushed when I am in the car.  Stress Away is my absolute favorite oil so far because it helps me relax and it smells better than you can possibly imagine!  It contains the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away helps induce relaxation and reduce tension.  I diffuse it nearly every night!

So, I used Citrus Blend for now, but I think I will mix mine up over time, depending on what need I have at the time.  The best part is you can add drops of oils whenever the scent starts to fade, so it's easy to change it up!

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

5) Tie a 10 inch to 12 inch length of 1/4 ribbon to your circle of felt balls. This will enable you to hang it from your rear-view mirror.  You can see the drops of oil in the photo below, but once the oil dries, it's not visible at all!

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

That’s it! Isn’t it cute?! And I love that I am freshening the air in my car in a totally natural way. As I continue on my quest to eliminate as many chemicals as I can from my life, this is one of my favorite ideas so far. This would also make an AWESOME gift for your friends and family.

How do you get Citrus Blend oil? You can order it retail from my Young Living page. It’s also one of the eleven bottles of oil in the Premium Starter Kit {which also comes with a diffuser to handle room odors and/or using the oils for wellness via inhalation}. I can’t recommend the Premium Starter Kit enough, it’s an incredible value for getting started with these amazing oils.  It's how I got started and now I am totally addicted! Learn more and order yours here!

This post is sponsored by my Young Living business.  Yep, I am now involved in the business.  I had NO INTENTION of getting involved in the business, but I am soooooooo in love with the oils and the positive impact they have had on my family's health that I want to help others achieve that wellness also!  Check out my essential oils page for more information on how you can get these amazing oils in your hands.

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This is BRILLIANT! Make your own DIY car air freshener that is all natural! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

 

 

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  1. Shannon says:

    Thank you for this idea. I purchased felt ornaments for my kids to decorate for Christmas gifts but seeing this, I think we’ll add some felt inside, oil it up and give them as car fresheners. I appreciate this simple and inexpensive, yet unique idea, especially this year. (Partner of 14 years walked out the day before school started so I am finding myself dealing now with custody, divorce and the expense of being a single parent in my own household when I had not budgeted for it! Now if I could just afford a lawyer I’d be all set. In the meantime, inexpensive this year. :)) I love the natural approach too. A healthy way to heal our world and our hearts! Thank you thank you thank you.

    • Tasha says:

      Oh my Shannon, that is a lot to deal with this holiday. Glad my idea helped a little! Hope your holidays were peaceful and may 2017 be a happier (and easier) year. Thanks for reading!

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  8. Heather B says:

    I know it defeats the idea of going all natural, but do you suppose this would work with perfume or room deodorizer (something like febreeze) sprayed on it?

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  10. KarenT says:

    I wonder if I could use dental floss instead of quilting thread. I am going to definitely try this. My hubs is allergic to most perfumey smells, and I, just like you, feel sick from commercial car air fresheners.

  11. Patty Howenstine says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I just ordered some felt balls from Amazon. I recently bought a new car and it sort of has that “stripper club” smell to it. Not so great :( I’m hoping this helps get rid of some that smell. I’m thinking Purification is just what it needs…

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  14. Okay I’m ordering these now. I love me some felt balls but my question is this: how long does the scent last?

  15. Karen Wheeler says:

    Love this idea! What size are your felt balls?

  16. Cathy says:

    where do you get the felt balls?

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