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Make Your Own Car Air Freshener

I purchased a homemade car air freshener at a craft show and am wondering if anyone has the recipe. It was semi-hard, but looked like it was made from some kind of gel, hanging on a string, and cut with a cookie cutter.



Make Your Own Car Air Freshener

Hi April. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but it is similar. Perhaps instead of pouring gel mix into jars you could pour it into a lined baking tray and cut out with cookie cutters once hardened. I got the recipe from real food 4 real people ezine.

Room Fragrance Gel Jars

  • 1 16 oz. bottle liquid potpourri in the fragrance of your choice
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (there are 4 envelopes in 1 pkg. Knox
  • gelatin)
  • 2 Tbls. Salt
  • Small jars of your choice ( 1/2 pint Mason jars or baby food jars work well).

Wash jars (in a dishwasher if possible) before using them. Heat some water to boiling and pour into jars to scald them. Carefully empty the water out and allow jars to dry. (This step, as well as the salt, keeps the gel from developing mold). Pour 8 oz potpourri into a pan and bring to full boil. Stir in 2 Tbls. salt. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin. Stir for at least two minutes until gelatin is completely dissolved. You must stir for two or more minutes. You will think gelatin is dissolved before this, but trust me, it is not. Stir in remaining liquid potpourri. Stir really well. Carefully pour the mixture into your clean jars. Loosely cap the jars and put aside in a cool place to gel. They should gel overnight in a cool place. You could put in refrigerator, but not really necessary. For the tops of the jars, cut lace or thin fabric two inches larger in diameter than the top of the jar. When mixture has gelled, put metal lid on jar, cover with lace or fabric, secure with a rubber band, screw jar ring on. Attach label and bow if desired. To use, remove jar ring and fabric. Place metal lid aside, replace fabric and jar ring and enjoy. Enjoy many hours of fragrance in your house or in your car. (04/21/2004)


By Sue (Cape Town, South Africa)

Make Your Own Car Air Freshener

place your favorite fabric softener dryer sheets under the seats of your car - the smell lasts for days!!! (03/01/2006)

By kelly

Make Your Own Car Air Freshener

The place you are looking for is The have what they call aroma beads that they scent, dye, and pour into a cookie cutter and bake. It looks like gel but it is hard. I have never made them but they sound fun. Hope this helps. (10/31/2006)

By Tina

Make Your Own Car Air Freshener

Fragrance oil in tap water put on carpet. ( (09/11/2007)

By Chase

Make Your Own Car Air Freshener

Car Potpourri

  • 4 oz Celluse Fiber
  • Essential Oil or Fragrance oil scent to your liking.
  • 3x5 cloth bag.

Mix celluse fiber and scent pour into bag. (10/30/2007)


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