What does your car smell like in the summer?
Is it the gym clothes that baked all day while you were at work?
Is it your toddler’s leftover milk?
How about your dog who ran through the neighbor’s sprinklers?
Whatever you leave in your car, nasty smells happen in the summer! We all love the wafting smells of cookies or pot roast baking, but unfortunately, our cars give the same effect. Except rarely are we baking anything delicious in our car.
To solve Problem 1, you buy either those hanging air fresheners or the vent clip kind. Now we’re smelling good…
Until things start to bake again. The next time you open the car door…BAM!!…massive wave of fake scent. You suffer through this for the next week. Week 2, smell tapers off…much better. Week 3, nothing.
Time to buy another one…
The cycle continues.
So now you have problem 3, which is the fact that you’ve basically been huffing toxic fumes the last month. Check out my previous post “4 Ways to Get Rid of Bad Smells Naturally” to learn more about air fresheners. Either way, you’ve got a few problems on your hand now. Now what?
Let’s back up. The real reason it smells is because there is something legitimately stinky baking in your car. Instead of covering it up, clean it up and then deal with the residual smell. I LOVE the Norwex Air Fresheners Bags because they naturally deal with the stink in my car or other confined spaces. Even when fast food bags get left in the car, I don’t smell them the next day. It is awesome at absorbing smells. Another friend of mine hangs hers over her bunny cage. Other places they work well are closets, litter boxes, refrigerators, lockers, gym bags, or shoes. Since it absorbs odors, it leaves the car smelling neutral.
These bags come in two sizes: Slim Air Fresheners Bags and Large Air Fresheners Bag; I use the Large Air Fresheners Bage in my car. The linen bags come in pretty colors and have a cute button on them. These outer bags are reusable. The button opens a flap and inside is a rechargeable, biodegradable, bamboo charcoal bag. Charcoal is excellent at absorbing odors. It has been used for centuries in many interesting ways; do a little research on it. To recharge, all you need to do it put out in the sun for at least an hour. When you do this, one bag can last you up to 2 years!! Imagine how much you’ll save since those other car air fresheners only last 30 days! When you need a new one, you can just order a replacement charcoal bag to place in your linen bag.
I give the Norwex Air Freshener Bags 5 stars!! They take away stink, don’t add fake smells to the air, and are so health and environmentally friendly!
What do you think? How many of these do you have in your home?