If you spend a lot of time in your car, it can be quite unpleasant driving around in a less-than-fragrant environment. Fortunately, the problem has many potential fixes— and some of them are cheap and chemical-free.
Open A Dryer Sheet Box
According to a contributor on Reddit's "Life Hacks" forum, who passes by j-mt indicates storing a dryer sheet open box under your car's front seat. He claims it's cheaper and lasts longer than an air freshener or even Febreze — more than three months. He also indicates use of dryer sheets as a bonus function:
If you smoke, smell like the restaurant you just ate at, or just need a freshness pick-up, you can take one out of the box and rub it all over your clothes for a freshly laundered smell.
Create A Coffee-Sock
Love the morning smell of fresh-brewed coffee? Making a coffee air freshener for your car and keep that pleasant scent lingering throughout the day. The people at Instructables recommend filling a sock (or more) with coffee beans or even ground coffee.
Place your closed sock under the seat of the driver. If you don't have on hand a spare sock, a bag would also work. One of the smart ways that flight attendants use to banish nasty smells is coffee beans in a paper bag.
Add Essential Oils To A Clay Disc
It is suggested that you should add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil to the clay disc. You merely place it in your vehicle once the clay has consumed the oil and enjoy the scented air.
The clay disc should be a special-purpose type, which can be found in craft shops and specialty kitchen shops. But most of the terracotta vessels — like a flower-pot saucer that you can purchase at home enhancement shops for a fee or two — can be used as an essential oils diffuser.
Use Baking Soda For Smelly Car
Sometimes, going back to the basics is the best way to tackle a issue. Baking soda can eliminate odors of all types. Pouring a little baking soda on the carpets and seats, scrub it with a brush and allow it to sit overnight before vacuuming.
Do not sprinkle on moist floors or other moist surfaces with baking soda. It's just going to clump and not function well. The refrigerator baking soda odor removers operate just as well in a vehicle. Consider purchasing some and leaving in the trunk, under a seat, or some other secure location while driving.