Over the last few years, I’ve made and tested a lot of air fresheners. Essential oil air fresheners are my favorite because I know I’m not breathing in crappy chemicals, they smell wonderful and the scent lingers for a long time. Today, I want to make an air freshener for my car.
To make one of your own, you’re going to need the following:
Felt lemon air freshener supplies
- lemon oil
- hot melt glue and gun (not pictured)
- a lid with different sized top and opening*
*You don’t necessarily need a lid. You just need two circles that are different sizes, one a little smaller than the other.
The lid I chose had a smaller top than opening. It worked well for this project.
Step 1: cut out the pieces for the lemon
Trace your circles on two different pieces of felt. One should be yellow and the other should be off white or a lighter yellow.
Cut them out.
Step 2: cut your lemon in half
Cut both circles in half and glue the lighter yellow felt on top of the yellow.
Step 3: add lemon triangles
This step is a little tricky and it comes in parts.
A. Trace and cut another circle in yellow felt. This cicle should be the size of your smaller circle. Then cut it in half. I cut mine down just a little bit smaller by eyeballing it. Feel free to use another small circle stencil if you need to.
B. Cut the half circle into 4 segments. These are going to be little yellow triangles you see in the image above.
C. Glue your triangles in place.
Don’t think about it too much, or you’ll overdo it.
Add many drops of lemon essential oil onto the little yellow triangles. (The lemon oil is tinted, so it will stain the white felt.) Maybe 10-20 depending on your scent preference.
You’re finished. Now you can place your air freshener anywhere in your car you’d like. You can even use a hole punch and tie a ribbon through it if you want to hang it over your mirror. I think I’m leaving mine in my center console.
Try to make air fresheners with other fruit shapes an colors too. Limes and grapefruits might be a good option!
Let me know what you think. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
21 thoughts on “DIY Lemon Essential Oil Car Air Freshener”
What a lovely idea! I’ll definitely have a go – with coconut most likely [my favorite scent!] 🙂
Happy Monday [and Eclipse] 🙂
Oh yes! Coconut would be a great one! I’d love to see it when you’re finished. 💗 thank you. Happy Monday (and Eclipse) to you.
😢not visible here….
Awww no fun! I’ll be working when it happens so I prob won’t see it, unfortunately.
Well, we had a wonderful full …sunset though! 😉
That’s just as good, right? We didn’t get to see a total eclipse here. It didn’t even get that dark in my area. But it was cool to watch it through sunglasses and on NASA’s live stream.
Great idea, thanks for sharing
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A great craft idea for kids!
Yes it definitely would be!
This seems really simple! I prefer to sew my felt projects though. How long do you think the scent lasts? 😮
It’s lasted a few weeks. I’d imagine about 2 weeks before it fades the whole way
Ahh that’s not too bad! Thank you for letting me know 😀
Very cute solution!
Hi there. I’ve reposted your DIY Car Diffuser post. I hope you don’t mind…
That’s fine, thanks for sharing!
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Great idea! How long does the scent last? Can I just add more drops when it looses its smell???
It lasts a few weeks. 3ish? Yes, you can keep adding drops when it begins to lose its scent. 😊
This is a great idea