Make this DIY Car Air Freshener to ensure you are breathing in something safe! Scented by Young Living Essential Oils of your choice. Make a mobile spa!

How many of you spend A LOT of time in your car each day???? Whether it be commuting to work, ferrying around kids, or running errands, the time in our cars can add up!

I wanted an air freshener in my car.    I refused to buy one of those “trees” that do not disclose the ingredients! I can’t even image the chemicals and substances in those tree- to make the scent coat your nose and throat.  WHAT ARE YOU BREATHING IN???? I was terrified about the mystery, so I created a very simple DIY air freshener. I used none other then Young Living Essential Oils (the purest there is) for the scent. It is very easy to make, “customizable” in every way, and HEALTHY to breath in! 

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Here’s What You Need:

  • Craft Foam with adhesive backing
  • Craft Felt
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Sturdy Needle with a wide eye
  • Young Living Essential Oils (scent of your choice- Order HERE)  I ONLY use these because they are steam distilled and cold pressed without the use of harmful chemicals in production.  They are one of the only companies that has a Seed to Seal guarantee, meaning at least a 28 step process that ensures the purity of the oils.  You can visit any of the YL farms around the world to see the process and where the oils you purchase come from! That’s really important to me!

Here’s What You Do:

There really is no “correct” way to do this…   Have fun, and be creative.  Here’s how I made mine:

1.  Cut out the shape of the air freshener you want out of the craft foam. Use can use a template of your choice, or just freehand a shape in the paper adhesive backing.


2.  Cut out the foam shape.  Remove the paper from the back of the foam.


3.  Adhere your share to a piece of craft felt that is slightly larger than the foam shape.

4.  Cut the felt to match the shape of the foam.IMG_1773

5.  Thread a needle with the embroidery thread. Either lightly pencil in a design to sew on, or freehand a design that you can follow.


6.  Create a loop with the thread to hang your freshener with from your mirror.    I like to start at the top with my stitches, leaving a tail, so I can use that tail as the loop I will make to hang the freshener from my rear view mirror.

7.  Add 2-3 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oils to the felt side.  I used Lavender oil first You won’t need too much.  After about 2-3 weeks, replenish scent with drops of more oils.

Make this DIY Car Air Freshener to ensure you are breathing in something safe! Scented by Young Living Essential Oils of your choice. Make a mobile spa!

Follow these steps to make the owl! This was so fun.  Cut out all the shapes from the foam.  I used a black marker to draw the pupils, and a dot of white paint to make the white dote in the eyes. In the last picture, you see the felt backing and the sting to hang it.  Sandwich the string between the backing and the back of the foam owl with tacky glue.  This will anchor the string into place when dry.


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17 Comments on DIY Car Air Freshener- Safe and Healthy to Breathe!

  1. This is such a great idea and I love the fun shapes and the fact that they have no harsh chemicals! I think I’ll have to try out these oils! Thank you so much for linking this to the Wake Up Wednesday link party! hope to see you next week! Kate | The Organized Dream

    • Thank you so much! They were so fun to make! Contact me if you have any questions about the oils! They are amazing in so many different ways!!!! I LOVE your site BTW!

    • Thanks! If I can answer ANY questions or give you any more information, please don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks for visiting!

  2. These are so whimsical and cute! Thank you for sharing how to easily make safe and healthy DIY Car Air Fresheners at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!

  3. Love your idea and its sounds so simple to make. I never put those chemical air freshener – they make me sick immediately which definitely tells me their loaded with toxic chemicals. Sharing!

  4. I love the fun shapes you can make! & who doesn’t love a great smelling car?! My son has sensitive sinuses so the fact that the smells aren’t harsh is a big plus for me. The choices of oils are really cool and have so many different purposes. Love it! Great idea, lady! 🙂

  5. Tara, I’ve never felt the need for a car air freshener myself, but I know people who do; and I’d love to make one of these for each of them! We are inundated with chemical fragrances all the time. And people don’t realize that they are *serious* chemicals — neurotoxic petrochemicals!

    • I am sure they will enjoy one and love to breathe easy! Have fun creating these, Jean! Thanks for stopping in!