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Spruce Up Your Ride with Homemade Deodorizers

What is that smell? Maybe you have lingering cigarette smoke smell or you just cleaned out the air vents and wanted to deodorize your car, or maybe you just completed a long road trip. Either way, your car smells bad. You can buy a conventional car air freshener, or you can save some money with one of these homemade car deodorizers instead!

Car Air Fresheners Ideas

Rather than smelling an odor like dirty socks or cigarette smoke on your morning drive, replace those nasty odors with one of the following car air fresheners.

Coffee Beans

Coffee beans are extremely effective as they absorb smells. Just place a bowl of coffee grounds in your car with the windows closed. If you are not a coffee lover, move on to the next air freshener alternatives.

Coffee beans to deodorize you car

Charcoal Briquettes

Just like coffee beans, use charcoal to absorb the unpleasant smell in your car. Purchase a bag of charcoal and place it in the back of your car. Cut a hole in the top of the bag and keep inside your vehicle overnight. You will be amazed by the results!

Cup of Vinegar

Pour white vinegar into a container and place it in the handy dandy cup holder overnight to lessen or remove unpleasant and persistent odors.

Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon sticks add a Christmas-like scent while trying to take away the bad smell. Boil the cinnamon sticks in water and pour it into a travel mug. With the windows up, leave the cup inside your car until the water is room temperature.

Cinnamon Sticks to deodorize your car

Citrus Peels

Use fruits with tough skins, like limes, oranges, and lemons. Peel any of these citrus fruits and keep the peels in a cup. Please your nostrils with the tasty, fruity, and fresh scent of your best-loved fruit.

What is your favorite alternative air freshener for your car?

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