Taking a road trip is fun, exciting, and adventurous, but it also has some cons. The first and the major one being the nasty odor present in the car. Yes, you can remove them using some perfume or air freshener, but what if I told you that there is a natural way to get rid of them without using any chemical products. This simple and natural trick here is to use essential oil blends.
We all are aware of the essential oils, i.e., how useful and beneficial they are, so why not use them as a refresher to get rid of the stinky odors present in cars. Diffusing is not only for your house, workplace, or spa, but it also works great as a car freshener. Let’s look at some of the best essential oil diffusers for when you’re on the road, and tips to diffuse them.
Whether you are off on a hop or just need something to diffuse or blend as you commute to work, the listed dispersing tips and diffuser blends are the best for whenever and wherever you are headed!
Car Dispersing Tips:
- Cars have congested spaces, so simply make sure to use only a few couples of drops and turn your diffuser off now and then to give your aromatic system a break.
- Seek to keep the air spread around by running the air or setting a window cracked or open.
- Make certain the oils you use are fitting perfectly for all your passengers. Keep precautions, allergies, and preferences in mind while deciding to choose your oil or blend.
- Take precautions, for instance: Peppermint essential oil must not be dispersed with young children or kids in the car. Wintergreen & Rosemary essential oils must not be dispersed with pregnant women in the car.
- Even a single drop of Cinnamon essential oil is too powerful to disperse in such a small space like the car.
- Steer clear of oils that may drive the driver dozing, such as lavender, Roman chamomile, cedarwood, vetiver, and other relieving essential oils.
- If you find that you don’t like the essential oil or blend you used, roll down the windshields to let the car ventilate out before trying some other blend.
- If your driver wants something to keep him or her active and alert, then you can mix a dab or two of peppermint or rosemary essential oil on a tissue and set it near the driver’s seat.
Car Blends Holders:
If you are creative and love to try something with crafting, you can check some DIY on how to create car diffusers or car blends holders. Also, you can make a car diffuser with something that can soak essential oils such as diffuser cork, pads, clay, cotton balls, etc.
Recipes of Diffuser Blends:
- Usher on the Day:Ylang ylang (1 drop) + Orange (1 drop) + Grapefruit (1 drop)
- To Lighten the Driver:
1: Bergamot (1 drop) + Wintergreen, Spearmint, or Peppermint (1 drop)
2: Rosemary or Basil (1 drop) + Lemon (1-2 drops)
- To Relieve Nausea:Ginger (1 drop) + Peppermint, Orange, Lemon, or Lemongrass (1 drop)
- Cheerful Passengers:Lemon (1 drop) + Orange (1 drop) + Grapefruit or Spearmint (1 drop)
- To Filter the Air:Lemongrass (1 drop) + Lemon (1 drop)
- Steer with Focus:Rosemary or Basil (1 drop) + Frankincense (1 drop) + Lemon (1 drop)
- Tailback:Bergamot (1 drop) + Grapefruit (1 drop) + Orange (1 drop)
- Pristine Car:Orange (1 drop) + Wintergreen or Spearmint (1 drop)
- To Help Stay Calm:Ylang ylang (1 drop ) + Bergamot (1 drop) + Orange or Lemon (1 drop)
- Awake and Aware:Basil (1 drop) + Peppermint or Lemon (1 drop)
Diffusing essential oil in the car offers many benefits. However, it is also essential to find good quality essential oil for this purpose. And Young Living has good quality essential oils for you to try.