6. Use Essential Oils
Essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, clove, peppermint and eucalyptus are great at combating odors. So, it would make sense to use them inside your car. And, the great part about it is that there are several ways to do it:
- Place essential oils in a vented jar with baking soda and keep the jar in your car.
- Place essential oils in a vented jar with rice. Keep the jar in your car, and when you need to freshen things up a bit, shake the jar.
- Glue a cotton ball to a clothespin and apply several drops of essential oil to the cotton. Next, clip the clothespin onto the vent and turn on the heat or AC, depending on what time of the year it is, to allow the aroma to circulate throughout the car.
- Mix essential oils, rubbing alcohol and salt (just a pinch) in a spray bottle and apply the mixture where needed.
5. Keep it Clean
Perhaps the easiest way to keep your car smelling good is to keep it clean. This includes shampooing the seats, washing the floor mats and vacuuming both the seats and floor mats,
It is crucial to get rid of any crumbs, pet hair and dander, dead skin and anything else that might be hiding in the cracks and crevices of your seats and/or under the floor mats.
You’ll also want to empty the ashtray on a regular basis if you or any of your passengers smoke.