Who likes a nice sweet smelling car. Nothing too overpowering, but something other than stale car smell. I would be one of those people but I don't care for the smells that come with the hanging car freshener thingies you can by from auto accessory shops or supermarkets. Here is a little idea I thought of earlier today and decided to make it up straight away. It's easy, cheap and quick to make.
calico or muslin (only small amount needed)
craft fabric (only small amount needed)
ribbon and/or cotton twine
cotton wool balls
essential oils, dried rose petals, dried lavender flowers etc.
I am making two bags and you will see why as we proceed. Cut out a small squarish or rectangular piece of muslin or calico and a slightly larger piece of craft fabric for sewing into little drawstring sachets as follows.
When sewing the hem for the drawstring, remember to leave a gap so you can thread either your twine or ribbon through.
Tie a knot in your twine to stop the ends disappearing into the hem. It's happened to me before. :-(
Make the sachet from your craft fabric the same way.
Tie that knot.
Your calico or muslin sachet should be smaller than your craft fabric sachet.
All that remains to do is find a spot in your car to hang your sachet. When the lovely smell of your sachet starts to fade, either add a few more drops of essential oil to your cotton wool or replace rose petals or lavender. We aren't chucking anything away here. At the very least it will be a couple cotton wool balls a few times a year or rose petals and lavender which can be put back on the garden or a pot plant if you don't have a garden.
Before I go I've got a little tip for you. When I'm doing my vacuuming, I put a cotton wool ball that has a few drops of essential oil on it into the vacuum cleaner and then as I'm going about the house, instead of any yucky smells like dog hair etc., I have a nice essential oil smell.
Bye for now,