How To Make Your Own Car Fresheners


unscented car air fresheners

Urine air fresheners come in many different styles. The unscented kind comes in a wicker basket or a small brown paper sack that the air bubbles escape from. Another type of air freshener is called odorless fountains. It is also available in paper bags, votive candle holders and ceramic bowls. Urine air fresheners can be found everywhere and at virtually any store selling home and garden products.

Ah, the classic coffee scent. When I was young my father would bring me to the coffee shop and when the lady at the counter finished making her coffee, she would put it into one of those coffee canisters that had a lid on it. I thought it was kind of cute. As an adult, however, I could not help but think about all the toxins in the air that made the smell come through.

An Overview

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These days, many people are looking for an alternative to those plastic air fresheners and the chemical smell. Many people are replacing them with unscented products which use natural scents like lavender, lemon, or mint. Other choices include fruit flavors like orange, lemon, or pineapple. Many brands contain a variety of essential oils to mask the odor. One brand even makes a potpourri to put in the room.

Urine fresheners are sold in most supermarkets and department stores, and they are also sold online. You can find them in most drug stores and discount super stores, as well as in many grocery stores and gardening centers. Some also are sold in home supply stores and at flea markets. These are much cheaper than the commercial brands, although some of the commercial brands have also hit the market, as well.

Making Car Air Fresheners

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You can add a little bit of your scent to the water, which will give it the same freshness, if not more so. A spray bottle can be bought for around $3 at your local hardware store. You should first make sure that you have no pets or children in the area that you are spraying the vehicle with. The scent would not be nearly as strong if there were any animals in the area.

Next, open the container and fill with hot, but not boiling, water. You would want to put a couple of tablespoons of the scent you want to add into the container and stir gently. Then, spray the inside of the container with a non-stick sprayer. Make sure that you spray the inside of the container before you spray the rest of it so that it does not mess up the scent that you want to add.

Allow the water to sit for at least an hour, so that you can be sure that the smell will really absorb into the vehicle. You may also want to try doing this outside, so that you can control the amount of scent that is released into the air. Once you have allowed the water to sit for an hour, you can spray the car fresheners onto the entire exterior surface of the car. Remember that this may cause some residue to build up in the interior of the car. After you have sprayed the entire car, you can then wash it. You may need to do this after using the car fresheners.

Bottom Line

For added fragrance, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the mixture to enhance its fragrance. If you do not do this, you will find that the car fresheners are not very noticeable and their effect will be minimal. This method is also good if you wish to give a number of cars to different people. It is a good idea to spray the car fresheners on a number of cars so that each person can find the one that suits him or her best.

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