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How to Make a Car Air Freshener With Soap

by Emilia Lamberto

After cleaning your car, you want it to continue smelling fresh. But long-lasting, store-bought air fresheners can be expensive and they might not fit in with the color or ambiance of your car. Creating your own air freshener takes only a few minutes, and it slides directly under your seats.

Step 1

Open your bar of soap and place it on a hard surface. Use your knife to cut the bar of soap in half.

Step 2

Use a cheese grater to shred the soap into a plastic bag. Do this for both halves, and place each half into its own baggie.

Step 3

Zip the bags and release all air from the bags. Use a pair of scissors to cut about four to five small holes in the baggie to let the fragrance out.

Place these plastic baggies of soap underneath the seats in your car. Replace with new soap shavings once every three to four weeks or whenever the fragrance becomes lighter.

Tip

  • Experiment with different kinds of soap in order to achieve the desired smell in your car. For example, try orange and coconut soap for a tropical smell.

Items you will need

  • Bar of fresh smelling soap (unused)
  • Two or three plastic zip baggies
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Cheese grater

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