Car Freshening Hacks You Probably Haven’t Thought Of
These unconventional tips will help get rid of car smells and keep unwanted odours at bay.
Make a DIY scented sachet for your car
Car freshening hacks don’t get easier than this DIY scented sachet. Simply pour fragrant bath salts into a loose-leaf tea strainer (an old—clean—sock will do in a pinch!) and place it in the glove box. You’ll enjoy a burst of fresh fragrance every time you pull out the map.
Here are more things you should always keep in your glove box.
Freshen your car with wax
Drop a potpourri wax tart—commonly made by candle companies—into a cup holder, and take your favourite scent with you wherever you go.
Find out more clever hacks to make everything in your home smell amazing.
Freshen your car with herbs
Lay fresh herbs, such as basil, on a piece of newspaper in the backseat and leave the windows rolled up to dry the leaves and banish bad odours. This eco-friendly car-freshening hack still won’t be the strangest thing a mechanic has ever found in a car!
Freshen your car by sprinkling oil
Shake a few drops of lemon or eucalyptus essential oil onto car mats for a naturally sweet scent that will last a few weeks.
[Sources: Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, crunchybetty.com, theresaann.com]
For more DIY car freshening hacks, check out these tips on how to get rid of smoke smell in your car.