By Charlynn Avery
Sure, it may help you ignore the reality that your car is not, in fact, new. But it won’t give you the benefits of pure essential oils. Below, I’ll give you ideas for how to make your own homemade air freshener that smells great, looks good and is perfectly natural.
Most commercial air fresheners come in one strength, which is often overwhelming. With a homemade air freshener, you can choose the strength of the aroma and refresh it as needed. So, as you create your own air freshener, you’ll use essential oils and your creativity to formulate an aroma that works best for you, in terms of both preference and aromatherapy benefits. You control the naturalness as well as the potency of the resulting air freshener.
Additionally, homemade air fresheners are better for your health. Many people have adverse reactions to the synthetic fragrances contained in commercial air fresheners and hundreds of other products we use on a daily basis. You can avoid these potentially harmful substances by using pure essential oils for scent instead.
The following are some of my favorite essential oils for air fresheners:
- Bergamot is both uplifting and calming, and is one of the best natural deodorizers. This makes it perfect for road trips.
- Peppermint and vanilla is a sweet, uplifting and calming combination. You get the stimulating benefits of peppermint and the comfort of vanilla. It feels homey, and it’s an aromatic combination that kids and adults like.
- Rosemary and lemon is a brightening, stimulating and fresh combination. The citrus and herbal scent smells clean – which is great for the car. It’s also a good mental booster.
- Sweet orange is brightening and uplifting, and covers foul odors. It’s a good scent for uplifting your mood during the winter months and can remind you of sunnier days.
- Pine is a woody, stimulating and herbal scent, and brings the best of nature inside. Your car will smell naturally fresh.
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