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If you enjoy keeping your car smelling good with an air freshener but are frustrated by the lack of cool designs or how quickly the smell fades away, making your own may be the answer you’re looking for. Air fresheners for your vehicle may not be very expensive, but if you replace them often they can certainly add up. Making your own DIY air fresheners allows you to customize them, get creative, and save a little money.

Here are the materials you will need to make your own air fresheners:

  • Assorted felt colors
  • Embroidery needles and floss
  • Cotton balls
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Essential oils
  • Stretchy string or rubber bands

Using essential oils is also healthier than the scents used in regular air fresheners. Consider oils like lemon which promotes clarity of thought, peppermint which can help with attention and focus, and lavender which calms and relaxes. To learn exactly how to make a cactus, pineapple, lemon, or donut-shaped air freshener, check out this site which includes stencils.

If you don’t have time or want to make your own decorative air freshener, there are other, more basic options available. For a simple clothespin air freshener, you will need clothespins, essential oils, and a sandwich bag. Use five drops of your preferred essential oil on each clothespin. Next, place the clothespins in a plastic sandwich bag and add a handful of fresh herbs if you prefer.

When you’re ready to use them, just clip one onto your vehicle’s air vents. This may not look fancy but it will certainly get the job done and is very affordable. You can also learn how to make a mason jar air freshener to sit in one of your cup holders here .

One of the best ways to keep your car smelling good is to have it regularly cleaned and detailed at Fast Eddie’s.