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How To Make Car Freshies – Simple Guide

Wondering how to make car freshies? Car freshies are essential gadgets for the neutralization of unpleasant smells in vehicles. It also creates an ambiance and refreshing sweet smell sensation needed to enjoy a smooth ride. These freshies are usually made with either man-made chemicals or homemade materials. For a healthy lifestyle, it is important to be watchful of what we breathe in as we might inhale toxic particles in the process. This made homemade air freshies a more suitable choice as it is made with natural resources.  

In this article, we will be walking you through how you can make car freshies with homemade materials. 

How Can I Make Car Freshies? 

There are several methods of making air fresheners for vehicles and the materials needed vary according to their specifications and quality. 

Felt And Herbs Air Freshener

Naturally, herbs are very lovely and fragrant. This quality makes them work so well in making air fresheners. They can also be revived by simply squeezing the air freshener to slightly crush the leaves and release the aroma once again.

Materials needed

  • Wool felt
  • Thread and needle
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Herbs (Lavender, mint, rosemary, and chamomile)
  • Yarn or string


  • Create two identical felt pieces in your desired form and size by cutting them out of the wool.
  • Sew the two sections together and leave a hole for the herbs.
  • Fill the hole with herbs and sew it shut with the thread and needle. 
  • Using the hole punch, make a hole at the top for the yarn to be inserted.
  • Thread the yarn through the hole and hang the freshener in your car.

Felt And Essential Oil Air Freshener

This particular method is making rave reviews for its absorbing quality. 

Materials needed

  • Wool felt
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn or string
  • Essential oil of your desire


  • Cut out your desired size and shape out of the wool felt.
  • Use the hole punch to pierce a hole through in the top of the felt for the yarn.
  • Apply about ten drops of preferred essential oils on the felt.
  • Wait for a brief period for the wool felt to absorb the oils.
  • Thread the yarn through the hole created and hang the air freshener in your vehicle.

Wool Felt Shapes Air Freshener 

This method is flexible and can be directly put into the car’s air conditioner to spread the scent rapidly across the whole interior of the vehicle.

Materials needed

  • Wool felt
  • Scissors 
  • Essential oils (preferably a blend of it)
  • Cookies cutter


  • Draw your desired shape on the wool felt and cut it out.
  • Add a hanging line and make a hole in the wool shape’s top.
  • Apply your blend of essential oil and hang the freshener in your vehicle.

Unfinished Wood Shape Air Freshener

This concept is unique for its durability and it requires a  relatively easy step to make.

Materials needed

  • Unfinished wood shape
  • Combination of essential oil
  • String
  • Drill (optional)
  • Sandpaper
  • Pen or marker


  • Drill a little hole if your wooden shape does not have a hole for hanging.
  • Ensure the hole is big enough for easy passing of the string.
  • Attach the string to the wooden shape.
  • Add the essential oil and hang the wooden freshener in your vehicle. 
  • Although this is optional, you can explore your creativity further by adding color and text to the wood shape to give it a distinct outlook.

Final Words

Car air fresheners made with homemade materials are healthier for you than the ones produced with manmade chemicals. The beauty of it is that it can be made by individuals and the materials needed are cost-friendly. 

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Written by webmaster_kzwort

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