Are you tired of using traditional car air fresheners or want to use your favorite scent from your home in your car?
If so, using the wax melts from your home is the answer, and you don’t need to try and use a wax melter in your car!
Not only are wax melts fine for use outside of the home, but they also provide a long-lasting fragrance for your car.
Here is how to use wax melts in your car, including how to make a DIY car air freshener, why wax melts make good air fresheners, and other uses for wax melts:
How to Make a DIY Car Air Freshener with Wax Melts
Not only are wax melts super easy to use as a car freshener, but they also provide a natural, long-lasting scent.
Here’s how to make a DIY car air freshener with wax melts:
- Choose your wax melts. There are endless options when it comes to scented wax melts, so take your time to find a scent you love. I like natural soy-based wax melts that use natural essential oils, but it’s up to you.
- Put some wax melts in a small jar and piece some small holes in the lid.
- Place the jar in your cup holder or wherever you want in your car. Some people like it out of sight, such as under their chair.
- Enjoy the fragrance! The hotter the weather the more the wax will melt and release fragrance throughout your car, making it smell great.
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Why Wax Melts Make Good Air Fresheners
There are several reasons why wax melts make good air fresheners:
- There are some awesome natural options. Many traditional car air fresheners contain synthetic fragrances and chemicals that aren’t good for the environment, or us. Wax melts, on the other hand, can be made from natural ingredients like soy wax or beeswax, so they’re a safer option for your car.
- They’re customizable. With wax melts, you can mix and match different scents to create your own unique fragrance. This is especially helpful if you have a hard time finding a store-bought air freshener that you love.
- They’re easy to use. All you need is a wax warmer (or another heat source) and some wax melts to get started. Simply place the wax melts in the warmer, turn it on, and enjoy the fragrance.
How Long Do Wax Melts Keep Their Scent?
The length of time that wax melts will keep their scent depends on a few factors, including the type of wax used, the strength of the scent, and how often the wax melts are used.
In general, wax melts will keep their scent for around 12-18 hours of use in a wax melter, but when used in a car and without constant heat they last a lot longer.
I’ve used them in my car and been able to smell the scent for a week or so.
To keep your wax melts fresh and fragrant for as long as possible, try using them in intervals just as you would in a wax melter.
Cover the jar when they’re not in use, don’t keep them in your car if it’s baking hot outside, etc.
This will help preserve the scent and ensure that you get the most out of your wax melts.
Other Uses for Wax Melts
Wax melts aren’t just for use in a warmer or your car – they have many other uses as well.
Here are a few ideas for how to use wax melts around the house:
- In a traditional wax warmer. Wax melts can be used in any type of wax warmer, whether it’s a plug-in warmer for your home or a portable one for on the go.
- In a potpourri pot. Add some wax melts to a potpourri pot to give your home a pleasant fragrance.
- As a natural insect repellent. Some wax melts are made with essential oils that can repel insects. Place a few wax melts in a wax warmer and use it where you want to keep pests away.
- In a drawer or closet. If you want to add a pleasant scent to your drawers or closets, try placing a few wax melts inside.
- In a basket of potpourri. If you have a basket of potpourri that needs a little extra fragrance boost, add a few wax melts to the mix.
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Overall, wax melts are a versatile and natural way to add fragrance to your car or home.
Whether you use them in a wax warmer, a potpourri pot, or simply place them in a drawer or closet, they’re sure to make any space smell great.
Give them a try and see how they can transform your car into a fragrant oasis!
Image credits – Photo by Wendell Fernandes on Unsplash
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.