If your car is starting to smell a little funky from the summer sweat, there’s a subtle, natural way to clear the air that doesn’t involve hanging tacky, artificial-smelling Christmas tree air fresheners from your rearview. And you can choose your own flavor from a range of essential oils.
- A few same-sized squares of a breathable fabric (Cheesecloth is great for this and can be found in most kitchen supply stores, and even in the kitchen supply aisle of your local grocery.)
- A handful of cotton balls
- Several drops of your favorite essential oil (Suggestions: cedar, citrus, sandalwood, peppermint)
Sprinkle essential oil onto the cotton balls until they are pungent but not soaked. Place the cotton balls on one square of fabric, place another square over the top like a piecrust, and then either stitch, glue, or staple the two squares together.
If you’re feeling particularly inspired, you can attach a string or ribbon to hang the newfangled air freshener from your rearview. Else, just toss it in the console or under a seat. And enjoy the luxury of being stuck in traffic in a sweet-smelling, refreshingly summery car!