DIY: Make Car Fresheners with Tea Infusers


TaylorDrying herbs in your car is one of the easiest ways to prevent them from molding in the process. You can lay them out on newspapers, or put them in a paper bag on the front seat. The sun will cook them in a few hours and your car will smell wonderful. (However, now that I've moved to Texas, I’m slowly learning that it might be closer to a few minutes in this Texas heat!)

A simple way to replicate that fresh scent of herbs without butchering your entire plant is to crush a few leaves, stick them in a tea infuser and hang from your rearview mirror. You have a simple air freshener that smells better and is cheaper than those clunky cardboard ones; one that is greener for the environment and looks pretty cool, too.

Photo by Taylor Cole Miller

8-23-2010-2Infusers are cheap, and come in a variety of shapes. I recommend this heart-shaped tea infuser (pictured at right) from Frontier Natural Products Co-op—it's under $4!

Here are some combinations I have found to be quite successful at freshening up my car without being overpowering:

Rosemary leaves: By themselves, rosemary leaves have a much fresher and more realistic smell than the pine trees you see in every truck on the highway.

4/11/2015 4:16:05 AM

What a thought! Herbs with car, great. First time I come to read about this. Before this I had never listen about this. Thanks for this easiest tips. I will definitely try this one. I had the concept that by using several accessories I can make my car luxurious and maintenance is most important to keep my car in good condition.

6/6/2014 1:05:48 AM

Though we can opt for natural car fresheners we often opt for the chemical one and end up wasting money. It's better to use natural stuff as by doing so we can save a lot of money and save the planet from pollution.

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