Discussing a Long Lasting Car Vent Air Freshness for your car might be an unusual topic for a Beauty and Bluejeans Page, but part of living the rural lifestyle includes maintaining the freshness of your car. Especially during these cold winter months. If you live in the Pacific Northwest and in a Rural Community you probably can relate to what I’m talking about. For those of you that don’t let me draw you a picture.
We have had about 8 inches of new snow today, on top of the 6 or more we already had. So what that really means, there is allot of snow to walk through before you can start your car (or pickup). All that piled up snow means one thing, snow on the floor mats of your vehicle. Which might not be a major catastrophe if it gets a chance to dry out between, But, that is not always the case. During Winter months many times the vehicle may doesn’t get warmed up enough to dry the floorboard completely. Usually it just melts the snow into the floormats or worse into the carpet. So after a couple of days, all that melted snow can really begin to cause an odor in your vehicle.
I usually keep a bottle of Body Mist in each of my vehicles just for this reason. I basically use it as a care freshener spray, and since most body mists are created with denatured alcohol there is very little chance of them freezing in low temperatures. Since I usually have one or two laying around It make perfect sense to put them to good use. (I’m not a big fan of body sprays for myself, but often they are part of a spa gift package). When sprayed directly on the wet floormats it will also help with drying them a bit quicker, because the denatured alcohol causes the moisture to evaporate quicker. Just be sure to try the spray on some place that is not visible incase it discolors the carpet.
Another trick I’ve recently found very helpful is a long lasting car vent freshener. I’ve tried several of these in the past, and it smells strong for the first week, then it starts to loose it’s appeal. I don’t want to deal with the hassle of changing the vent clip car freshener every month. Thankfully I’ve found one that lasts much longer. Even though the description says it’ll last 50 days, I’ve had one in my pickup for about 3 months, and hit really helps keep the air fresh inside the cab. I think the best part was it didn’t have that intense air freshener smell at the beginning, and then fade away. The strength of the smell has pretty much stayed the same since I put it on my car vent. In fact, I’m not a fan of citrus smells, so I put that one in my husbands pickup and it’s not to intense.
I’m Sure after this winter is over, I’ll be needing to do some cleaning of the floormats, and actually give them a chance to dry out, but for the time being knowing the long lasting vent clip air fresheners are in my pickup helps allot. After all , never know when we’ll be stuck someplace because the snow has closed the road.