I have an easy DIY Car Air Freshener with Essential Oils tutorial I’m going to share with you today. This DIY Car Air Freshener with Essential Oils is so easy that even your kids can help you make your own car air freshener! In fact, they may be a large reason why our cars need air fresheners, to begin with! Let them help make your car smell better. 😉
Now that summer vacation is here, you may be looking for more projects to keep your kids busy. This one is both fun and purposeful, and in the end, this DIY Car Air Freshener will make your car smell great!
Materials to make your own DIY Car Air Freshener with Essential Oils:
- Free printable template of the flower petal
- Colored felt
- colorful buttons
- Needle & thread
- Elastic cord for hanging
- Essential oils such as Lavender, Lemon, or even an essential oil blend like At Peace.
To start, download this flower template and print it off on your computer. The image size is a 4×6 – so you could print more than one on an 8×11″ if you wanted multiple templates for multiple air fresheners. Once you get the template printed, go ahead and cut out the flower that you will later trace.
Pick a couple of different felt colors and trace the flower template onto the felt. I suggest using a permanent marker for this process, like a Sharpie.
Cut them out, making sure you cut a bit inside the line so that now permanent marker lines end up showing on the edge of your flower.
Stack the two flowers on top of each other, so that they are not completely lined up – you want the bottom flower color to still show through. Then pick out two buttons (one smaller than the other) and stack those and place them in the center of the flowers.
Get out your needle and thread and sew the buttons to both felt flower petals. If your kids are around and need a lesson on learning how to sew a button, this is the perfect project for them to practice on!
Then take your scissors and make a tiny hole at the top of one of the pink petals.
Thread through the elastic cord. Make it long enough to stretch and hang from your rearview mirror in your car.
I also have a citrus blend (similar to At Peace) that I have also used. I just leave the bottle of essential oils in my car.
Then every day or every other day, I’ll add a drop or 2 onto the felt before I head off for that day’s errands or mom taxi trips.
I love the bright colors, and the DIY car air freshener just makes me happy using essential oils to freshen my car. Compared to traditional car air fresheners that are so strong, this is a much better alternative. Plus, you know you are breathing in a plant based oil and not a synthetic scent that could easily trigger headaches and is not the safest to breathe.
I also love that this is so versatile in that you can change the scent whenever you want to! Just pick a different bottle of essential oils and add that to your felt flower for that day.
I’m looking forward to getting out my pine and Christmas blends so that even my car will smell like Christmas when that season arrives! 🙂