Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How to Easily (and Cheaply) Fragrance Your Car

So, I recently purchased a car air freshener. I eagerly popped it out of it's 534 layers of plastic and clipped it to my passenger side visor. Didn't. Work. And yes, I made sure it was "installed" properly. It just didn't dispense any fragrance.

So, I decided to brainstorm. And improvise.
You need the following supplies: a Ziplock bag, home fragrance oil, cotton balls, and scissors. Make a few cuts on ONE SIDE of the bag using your scissors. After that, pour a bit of home fragrance oil onto a couple of cotton balls. I used Coconut Vanilla oil from Bath & Body Works. Put the cotton balls into the bag. Put the bag somewhere in your car. I put mine under the passenger side seat, but if you have nosy kids you could put it somewhere else.
I've only had mine in the car for a few days... but it's working fabulously so far!! Love it!!

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10 Classy Comments:

Jacquelyn: Because I Said So! said...

Hey, Sarah,

Nice blog! It's cool to see someone in college with the determination to venture off Facebook and write a blog!

Here's what my dad did for a car freshener—he always bought the ground coffee for his office in one of those fold-over-the-top bags. He kept one pound ahead of the game, so he always had a pound of fresh-ground coffee in the backseat. That smell was incredible. To this day, when I smell fresh-ground coffee, I think of my dad.

My car smells of whatever perfume I last wore, spray sunscreen, the last fast-food drive-thru we went through and pink grapefruit car deoderizer spray. It's unusual. I might try the pink grapefruit spray on the cottonball idea—the more low-maintenance the idea, the better!

Saucy said...

That's slick. What a good idea.

Kirsty said...

Cool! Thanks for the tip. I am tired of the expensive scent hangy things that stop smelling after one day! I will totally try this :)

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

Oooh - GREAT idea! I just went and made two and can't wait to get in the car again. Thanks! Neat blog - I love the look - and that a young woman such as yourself is so mature.

Pepper said...

I may have to try that, especially since I just bought some scented oil. Thanks for the idea.

jskell911 said...

Great idea! I have a bunch a different oils hanging around, so I am going to have to try this out.

Laurie said...

Great idea!! I will gove that a try. Thanks so much!

Natalie said...

what a great idea! when i get back to the states i am going to have to try that! or i could bring some homemade scent bags and leave them on the buses around town. they certainly could use some freshening up...especially this time of year!

Jen said...

Love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jerralea said...

Yep, totally love the idea! Thanks for sharing.

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