Easy, Homemade Car Freshener

Easy, Homemade Car Freshener

I'm not a big believer in scare tactics—either worrying about them or spreading them—but in researching this article I was surprised (and certainly not expecting) to find so many warnings about toxins contained in air fresheners. I do try to make my home as green as possible, but really, I wasn't worried about air fresheners!

With warnings from respected agencies (the Environmental Protection Agency, for one) against products containing noxious levels of ingredients like surfactants, ethers, and high levels of formaldehyde among a host of others, we've decided to put our creative juices behind making our own green fresheners that are so simple, I'll bet you a nickel, you've already got all the necessary ingredients at home!

Car Air Freshener

Take a piece of cardboard and stencil a shape from a cookie cutter or just go simple and trace a cup. Cut out the shape, and cut out 2 pieces of fabric remnants (an old shirt?) to match. Glue the fabric on the cardboard and poke a large needle through to thread a piece of string or ribbon, if this will be hanging on your mirror. For the scent, drop 2-3 drops of your favorite pure essential oil onto your masterpiece. Oils can be overpowering, so start low and refresh the drops when the scent runs out.

Air Spritzer:

Add a few drops of pure essential oil to distilled water in a spritzer and mist to your heart's content.

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