Proactive Ways to Make Your Car Fresh Again – 3 Eco Friendly Smoke Odor Solutions
When you have a car that smells of smoke, getting rid of it quickly is top priority. Inhaling smoke can cause long-term illnesses, and the last thing you want is to allow this to accumulate in your car. Without the usage of harsh chemicals and other toxins, eco-friendly methods can be used to remove the smoke smell out of a car’s interior.
Citrus is a great way to mask and remove the smell of smoke of out the car. You can create an orange oil solution that can be used for various materials and areas in the car, such as fabrics, plastics, and wood. To create this, place the juice and peel of an orange in a double boiler and let simmer with the lid on for two hours. Then strain it through a cheesecloth into a container and mix with water. Place it into a spray bottle and it can be used on clothing, fabric car seats, and plastic and wood surfaces in the car.
Sometimes a spray is not enough to remove the smoke smell out of the car’s interior. Soap, specifically an all-natural soap, can be used to scrub the car seats for a deep cleaning. With a double boiler, melt down the soap, and add in citrus oil and water to dilute the solution, making it into a cleansing paste. Soak a scrub brush in the paste and use it to gently scrub the car seats. Let the paste sit for a few hours to allowing the oils to penetrate and react, then use a hairdryer to dry the seats.
Next is a natural air freshener that can be made quite simply. You can create a citrus oil solution just like before, but excluding the orange juice. Instead add in other natural essential oils for added deodorizing power. To store the oil, find a cardboard box or bag that is not corrugated and cut out any shape you like. Soak the cardboard with the solution and leave to dry for one or two days before using it in the car.
You don’t have to use chemicals to remove smoke smell out of a car’s interior. Use eco-friendly techniques such as citrus oil on fabrics,wood, and plastic. Use all-natural soap with citrus oil to clean the car’s fabric seats, then use a homemade air freshener using cardboard soaked in essential oils to keep the car smelling fresh. These three eco-friendly ways can help you remove the smoke smell from your car, and keep you away from harsh chemicals.